DISAPPEARANCE IN THE DESERT
Michael’s Honda Civic was discovered abandoned in a ditch with the engine still running some 200 miles south of Salt Lake City. âœKristin was holding out hope he’d be found safe,â says a source.
KRISTIN CAVALLARIS TROUBLED OLDER BROTHER,MICHAEL, HAS BEEN FOUND DEAD
Thirteen days after Kristin Cavallari’s only sibling, Michael, mysteriously went missing in the Utah desert, the Hills alum was hit with the worst possible news: âœWe have just been informed by the authorities my brother’s body has been found,â she said in a brief statement on Dec. 10. âœThis is a very painful time, and we are still processing it all.â
Details were scarce at press time, but police had been searching for Michael, 30, ever since his car was discovered on Nov. 27 in a desolate stretch of coyote country five miles off 1-70. Earlier that week, he was arrested in California for allegedly threatening a woman and toting a loaded shotgun. His checkered past also included two arrests for DUI. âœHe was known as a troublemaker,” says a source close to Kristin, 28 although his sister âœalways saw the good in him.â
As the search continued, Kristin who gave birth to daughter Saylor, her third child with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, on Nov. 23 posted a childhood photo of herself with
Michael and said that the family remained hopeful. Now, says the insider, âœshe doesn’t know what to do with herself. She’s heartbroken.â