Kristin Cavallari’s brother who had been missing for two weeks was found dead Thursday.
“We want to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers during this very difficult time,” the reality star said in a statement. “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.”
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)
Reports later surfaced that he had been arrested in southern California on charges of making threats days before he disappeared.
Cavallari said she had been “hopeful” that her brother would be found.