A 4-year-old child from Utah who had been missing since late Saturday, July 24, was discovered dead in a toy chest in his bedroom, police said.
New York Post reported Kache Wallis was last seen alive in Hurricane City, Utah, on Saturday night, when his grandma tucked him into bed and kissed him goodnight. On the next morning, Kache was not in his bed when she went to check on him.
On Sunday, family and friends examined the house before reporting the child missing to law enforcement. When police arrived at the house, they conducted a search of the property before widening their investigation to the surrounding area.
When the boy was still missing, authorities decided to undertake a third search of the house, which is when Kache’s body was located inside a little toy chest in his bedroom later Sunday.
It appears the boy suffocated after crawling into his toy box. The death then was investigated by the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office. Positional asphyxiation, or a lack of air caused by the position of a person’s body, was the cause, according to police on Wednesday.
Hurricane City Police issued a statement on Wednesday concluding that “after interviews with the family and additional investigation into the cause of death by the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office this was found to be an accidental death due to positional asphyxiation.”
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to assist the heartbroken family with funeral expenses.
The page’s creator, Sarah Jones, wrote that “Kache had a smile that was infectious and loved everyone, everywhere he went, and they loved him too! ‘My name is Kache with K’ is what he would say. He was the glue that held it all together for us, we just don’t know what we are going to do without him.”