Kristin Cavallari’s Brother Michael Found Dead

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Kristin Cavallari’s missing brother Michael found dead nearly two weeks after he drove through Utah desert track in coyote country.

The 28-year-old actress, best known for starring in The Hills and reality TV series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, recently uploaded an old photo of her and Michael to her Instagram, and said her family was “hopeful” for good news. “We want to thank everyone for their love, support, and prayers during this very difficult time.Michael Cavallari, 30, who vanished 14 days ago in the Utah desert, was last seen at a convenience store in the town of Monticello, where he asked for directions to Salt Lake City. Police had been searching for Michael Cavallari, 30, ever since they found his abandoned car with its engine on and air bag deployed in Utah. (RELATED: The Shocking Arrest That Happened Before Kristin Cavallari’s Brother Went Missing)

On Monday, Kristin, 28, uploaded an Instagram picture of herself and her brother as kids, writing, ‘We remain hopeful … I have such gratitude for all those that have shared their support.’ Thirty officers have been involved in the painstaking search which saw them re-combing an area of two square miles, desperately hoping to find some clue so far overlooked. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s arrest record, Michael had been arrested on Nov. 23 for making criminal threats just four days prior to his disappearance. Only yesterday, the hunt had still been well underway, with Grand County Sheriff Steven White, 46, saying: ‘We’re basically looking for him or any sign of him – any article he may have dropped that kind of thing.’ Officers retracing Michael’s last steps, say that after he left the gas station, he drove through the small town of Moab – population 5,000 – 60 miles south from where his car was found and the last civilization he would have seen on his journey that morning.

He then kept driving straight, though the paved road runs out after less than two miles giving way to a rubble strewn dirt track along which his Honda Civic would have labored and on which restricted access signs are regularly posted. Close to the highway cattle roam but further inland there is nothing but coyotes and the occasional antelope as the road heads towards Canyonlands National Park. He turned his car and was heading back towards the highway when, either distracted, asleep or drunk at the wheel, he missed a curve in the hazardous road and careered off the track, rumbling some 100 feet into the scrubland before nose-diving into a deep hole. ‘We’re not sure if maybe he fell asleep or was distracted, if he was reading a map or something because you can see where he missed the curve and the tire tracks that ride straight out there,’ said White. It is not yet known how Michael died, but he faced a harsh, unforgiving environment when he wandered, or perhaps fled fearing another DUI, into the wilderness. Among the many challenges facing law enforcement trying to make sense of the evidence they have so far – a running car, its airbags deployed, laptop and phone left behind – is the fact that they are unclear as to Cavallari’s state of mind at the time of his crash.

Daily Mail Online revealed that Cavallari was recently kicked out of his father’s home in San Clemente, California for his struggle with alcoholism and psychological issues that saw him acting ‘crazy.’ Until recently troubled Cavallari spent his days chain smoking and drinking heavily while playing online poker inside his father’s $6.6million home. Dennis’ one-acre property, which sits just five blocks from the beach in picturesque coastal town San Clemente, has guesthouses on site that he rents out.

The neighbor, who asked not to be named said: ‘Michael would come over early in the morning, around 7am, and ask me if I wanted to drink a beer with him, which was a little odd. ‘When I refused he’d get mad. Other neighbors on the street recall an incident earlier this year in the early hours of the morning during which Michael and his girlfriend were heard screaming at each other during a blazing row. ‘The tenants complained to him and to his dad but it didn’t stop. In a further disturbing revelation it has transpired that Cavallari’s disappearance came four days after his personal life appeared to spiral out of control. According to a report in Us Weekly authorities were dispatched to Dana Point, California, after a woman reported seeing him outside her apartment with a shotgun. According to Sheriff White: ‘We’ve had investigators in California meeting with authorities there to see if there are any possibilities we need to follow up with.

We’re following up with family, friends, trying to get what his mindset might have been, where he might have been trying to go to. ‘I think he was travelling through the area, everybody we’ve talked to and all the indicators are that he wasn’t coming to Utah specifically, he was just travelling through.’ He said: ‘We’re just keeping all lines open and I want to sent our support to the family and let them know that we’re doing everything we can to bring closure to this.’

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