Kristin Cavallari's brother Michael found dead after being reported missing

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Kristin Cavallari's Brother Found Dead

Michael Cavallari, the brother of former "The Hills" star Kristin Cavallari, has been found dead after going missing, Kristin said in a statement Thursday.

"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," Cavallari said in a statement 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."

On Monday, news broke that Michael Cavallari had been missing for 10 days under "suspicious" circumstances.

Utah law enforcement were first called in about Michael Cavallari's disappearance on Nov. 27, when it received a report about an abandoned 2014 Honda Civic which appeared to have veered into a ditch 100 feet off Interstate 70.

Credit card receipts in the vehicle led police to a convenience store in Monticello, Utah where the 30-year-old, who is the brother-in-law of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, was seen on security footage.

Earlier this week, Cavallari thanked fans for their support via Instagram, saying that she remained "hopeful" for his return.

"I appreciate all the concern, thoughts, and prayers that have been extended to me and my family. We remain hopeful and I will share any news that we receive. I have such gratitude for all those that have shared their support."

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Kristin Cavallari attends the Kristin Cavallari By Chinese Laundry presentation at Row NYC on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Kristin Cavallari attends The Blonds show during Spring 2016 MADE Fashion Week at Milk Studios on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 09: Kristin Cavallari attends the JDRF LA 2015 Imagine Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 9, 2015 in Century City, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for JDRF)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 09: Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler attend the JDRF LA 2015 Imagine Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 9, 2015 in Century City, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for JDRF)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Kristin Cavallari attends the Go Red For Women fall 2015 fashion show on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Kristin Cavallari attends the August Getty fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
DORAL, FL - JANUARY 25: Kristin Cavallari attends The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant at Trump National Doral on January 25, 2015 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 23: Reality TV Personality Kristin Cavallari attends the Life & Style Weekly's 10th anniversary party at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on October 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Kristin Cavallari is seen on October 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 18: Kristin Cavallari attends the Kristen Cavallari Chinese Laundry event at Nordstrom on October 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Nordstrom)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Kristin Cavallari attends STYLE360 Hosts Kristin Cavallari By Chinese Laundry Preview Party At Row NYC at Row NYC on September 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage for STYLE360)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 09: Kristin Cavallari attends Michigan Avenue Magazine's Fall Fashion Issue Celebration With Kristin Cavallari at W Chicago Lakeshore on September 9, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue Magazine)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 06: Kristin Cavallari is seen in Beverly Hills on August 06, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Pixplus/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 09: (L-R) Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari, and President and Publisher of Michigan Avenue Magazine Dan Uslan attend Michigan Avenue Magazine's Fall Fashion Issue Celebration With Kristin Cavallari at W Chicago Lakeshore on September 9, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue Magazine)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 27: TV personality Kristin Cavallari attends the International Fashion Film Awards held at the Saban Theatre on July 27, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: Kristin Cavallari is seen on April 09, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: Kristin Cavallari is seen at LAX on April 09, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 08: Kristin Cavallari arrives at the NBCUniversal's 2014 Summer Press Day held at Langham Hotel on April 8, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 08: Actresses Orly Shani (L) and Kristin Cavallari attend NBCUniversal's Summer Press Day at Langham Hotel on April 8, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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