Note: we are republishing this story which originally made the news in July 2021.
In a heartbreaking incident that has sent shockwaves through Hurricane, Utah, authorities have confirmed the tragic death of 4-year-old Kache Wallis. The young boy, who mysteriously disappeared from his home after being put to bed the previous night, was discovered lifeless inside a small toy chest in his bedroom. Following an extensive investigation by the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office, the official cause of death has been attributed to “positional asphyxiation.”
This heart-wrenching ordeal began when Kache’s grandmother, rising from her slumber, made the heartbreaking discovery that the young boy was missing from his bed. Concerned for his safety, she immediately alerted the authorities. Law enforcement officers promptly arrived at the residence and initiated a comprehensive search of the premises, but initial efforts yielded no trace of Kache.
As fears for Kache’s well-being mounted and the hours passed, a missing alert was issued, mobilizing the local community into action as they rallied alongside law enforcement in a determined search for the missing child.
Tragedy unfolded when, during a subsequent search of the home, Kache’s lifeless body was found confined within a small toy chest located in his very own bedroom. This distressing discovery intensified the investigation, involving detailed interviews with family members and close collaboration with the medical examiner’s office.
The investigation ultimately revealed that Kache had seemingly climbed into the toy chest, inadvertently trapping himself, and tragically succumbing to asphyxiation. His death has been ruled as accidental, adding another layer of sorrow to this heartrending situation.