UPDATE 2016 – Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that Michael’s death was accidental, and caused by hypothermia from exposure to cold temperatures.
UPDATE: 12/11/15 – Remains found remains in an isolated part of southern Utah, may belong to missing Michael Cavallari. (Later confirmed to be him). The body was found on Thursday near the bottom of a steep hillside filled with boulders, about 3 miles from where his car was found. Although the medical examiner will need to give a positive identification Michael’s sister Kristin told People that the body was her brothers. “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,” she said to People. “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.”
Update: 12/8/15 – Fox 411 stated that police documents said that Michael was arrested in southern California on Nov. 23 after a woman called the police and said someone was outside her apartment with a shotgun. Evidently Michael and the unnamed woman had gotten in a fight and she was afraid because he kept coming back to her apartment. Police found a loaded shotgun in the trunk of his car, an Michael was arrested outside the city hall in Dana Point, California
Original story: Michael Cavallari is missing and according to a source is the older brother of Kristin Cavallari, a reality television personality, known for Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, and The Hills and who is married to Jay Cutler, a starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears.
Michael’s car was found abandoned on the side of the road near Green River, Utah off highway 70 on Nov. 27. The car was left running and the air bag was deployed. Authorities state that it appeared the car hit a rock and ended up in a wash and that Michael’s credit card was used in Monticello, and surveillance video shows him there around 3:30 a.m.
Missing Persons of America was asked to post the below information about Michael:
“Michael James Cavallari, 30, of San Clemente, CA has been missing since Friday morning November 27, 2015. His car was found abandoned on the side of the road near Green River, UT off highway 70. The car was left running, the air bag had been deployed, and his cell phone and laptop were found in the car. We believe he was trying to get to Illinois. He is 30 years old, roughly 5’11”, thin, brown hair, beard. Please feel free to share this post as much as possible.”
Although this situation happened on Nov. 27, we are just now hearing about it. Our source was frustrated with the family wanting to keep it quiet and not let it “go public” because of how it “would look” for Kristin, according to the source. The source decided to reach out to social network for help to get the word out. They started with sending a request to Missing Persons of America. On Dec. 5, several news station picked up the story and ran it. We do know that the Moab and Green River Police Department are involved, per the source, but do not know if the FBI is.
If you have any information please contact the Moab, UT Police Department (435) 259-8938 or the Green River, UT Police Department (435) 564-3474 or Grand County Sheriff’s Office at 435-259-8115 or leave an anonymous tip here.