Kristin Cavallari has shared a heartbreaking childhood photo in tribute to her late brother Michael just hours after she confirmed that he had been found dead to the press.
The Hills star's moving Instagram post expressing her grief at her sibling's sudden passing was captioned with the following heartfelt message:
"My heart is in a million pieces. Mikey, I could always count on you to make me laugh. You had such a good heart and will be forever missed. I'm at a loss for words but I know u are in a better place and finally at peace. I love u so much RIP."
Cavallari also spoke out to the press thanking her fans for their messages of support and asking that the privacy of her family is respected as they mourn, she said:
"We want to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers during this very difficult time. We have just been informed by the authorities my brother's body has been found. This is a very painful time and we are still processing it all. We kindly ask everyone please respect our privacy during our time of grieving."
A cause of death for Michael is yet to be determined, and the Grand County Sheriff’s Office have released a statement that reads:
"At approximately 10:30 am search crews located remains believed to be that of Michael Cavallari. At this time, the body is being transported to the Office of the Utah Medical Examiner for positive identification and to determine the cause of death. The search crews were searching the Salt Wash area, near exit 175 on I-70 in Grand County. The terrain where the body was located is a steep and very rocky area"
According to a local newspaper the engine was still running and the vehicle's airbags had been deployed.
(Source: E! Online)