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Jay Cutler's brother in law found dead

TMZ Sports is reporting that Michael Cavallari, the brother of Kristin Cavallari and brother in law of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, has been found dead.

Michael Cavallari was reported as a missing person on December 7th, 10 days after his car was found abandoned in a ditch in the Utah desert. His car was still running and the airbags were deployed.

On November 23rd, the 30 year old Cavallari was arrested and held for two days for making criminal threats. Reports indicate he had a shotgun with him at the time of his arrest. He had a history of alcohol abuse with several arrests on his record. At this time the cause of death is not known, however one theory by local authorities is that he simply made a wrong turn after leaving the highway. Paved roads quickly turn into dirt roads in that part of Utah and Michael Cavallari may have missed a curve in the road which led him to the ditch.

If any more news breaks, we'll update this story.

Kristin Cavallari told TMZ Sports, "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."