A medical examiner in Utah has determined the cause of death of a 4-year-old boy who was found dead in his bedroom hours after he was reported missing.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Kache Wallis was reported missing on Sunday when family members discovered he was not in his bed, where he had been tucked in the night before. Hours later, on the second search of the home, authorities found the boy dead in his bedroom. Initial reports stated that the boy was “hidden,” and police did not immediately comment on the suspected cause of death.
KTVX now reports that a medical examiner has determined the boy’s cause of death to be positional asphyxiation. Authorities reportedly said the child was found inside a toy box. Investigators are treating Kache’s death as a tragic accident.
Police also provided one new detail in a press released obtained by KTVX; stating that the boy’s grandmother was the family member who reported him missing.
“The Grandmother of Kache reported that he had been put to bed the night before and when he was checked on in the morning, he was not in bed and could not be found in or around the house,” Hurricane Police said in a news release.
“Our sincerest condolences are sent to Kache and his family.”
Police had previously indicated they were considering all possibilities in relation to Kache’s death, but the investigation does not appear to have found anything suspicious about the boy’s tragic accident.
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