After two weeks of police searching, Kristin Cavallari’s brother Michael Cavallari has been found dead and police suggest his death may have been due to exposure to cold.
His body was found last Thursday, three miles away from his car which crashed off a highway in Utah.
Now, in a statement to PEOPLE, Sheriff Steven White of Grand County, Utah deduced that his exposure to cold may have caused his death.
“We think it may be a contributing factor, but we won’t know for sure until we get the autopsy results back,” he stated.
Sheriff White also stated that the release of autopsy results will be take about six to eight weeks and so far, they found no trace of suicide or foul play in the case.
He also added that before Michael’s death, search patterns indicated that he was ‘disoriented’.
Meanwhile, actress Kristin released a statement to PEOPLE as well regarding the devastating death of her beloved brother.
“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,” the 28-year-old ‘The Hills’ star stated.
“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.”
She also took to her Instagram account to commemorate her brother.
“My heart is in a million pieces,” she captioned the photo of them as kids.
“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.”
On the other hand, a source close to the family previously reported to PEOPLE that Michael was never really in a great shape.
“Her brother was always a troubled kid and there was always drama with him,” the source said.
However, despite this, Kristin and Michael still remained close and tight with each other.
“She was always very protective of him,” the source said.
“She was always trying to help him. He had been trying to produce reality shows awhile ago, but it didn’t work out.”
It was also reported that Orange County Sheriff’s Department records indicate that Michael was arrested and briefly held at Orange County Jail on November 23 – just a few days before he went missing.