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Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari’s brother was found dead Thursday.
The body believed to be of Michael Cavallari, 30, was found in a steep and rocky area near the Salt Wash area in Utah around 10:30 a.m., according to the Grand County Sheriff's Office.
"We want to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers during this very difficult time," Cavallari said in a statement to E! Online. "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."
The body is being taken to the Utah Medical Examiner for positive identification, according to a release from the Grand County Sheriff's Office.
Cavallari’s car was found on the side of a Utah interstate Nov. 27. The car appeared to have hit a large rock on the side of the road. When the car was found, it was still running. Cavallari’s cellphone and laptop were still inside the vehicle and the airbag had deployed. Cavallari was not inside.