A 4-year-old, Kache Wallis, who died in his home after disappearing, died of asphyxiation, authorities have confirmed.
The young child, from Hurricane, Utah, disappeared and was reported as missing after being put to bed the night before.
Police and local volunteers went on a long search for Kache, but sadly, he was found dead inside a small toy chest in his bedroom.
As per new reports, the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office have investigated the 4-year-old’s passing, and determined his official cause of death was “”positional asphyxiation.”
It was Kache’s grandmother who alerted the authorities after she woke up to find the boy gone from his bed. Police officers arrived and conducted a search of his home, but didn’t find him.
As such, a missing alert was issued, and the local community turned out in numbers to try and find him.
When a second check of his home was ordered, the boy’s body was found in a small toy chest within his bedroom. Family members were interviewed, and an investigation that included the medical examiner was conducted.
Sadly, it appears as though Kache climbed into the chest and then died of asphyxiation. His death has been ruled accidental.
The City of Hurricane Police Department said in a statement: “Our sincerest condolences are sent to Kache and his family.”
Rest in peace, Kache. Everyone please send your condolences and leave a comment under this blog on Facebook to pay your respects.