The missing 4-year-old boy found dead during a search of his Utah home was killed when he accidentally suffocated in his toy chest, police said.
Kache Wallis died from positional asphyxiation in the small chest sometime after he was tucked into bed on Saturday night, the Hurricane City Police said Wednesday.
The state medical examiner’s office ruled Wednesday that the toddler’s death was an accident.
Katche’s grandmother told authorities that she saw him when she put him to sleep on Saturday night, but he wasn’t in his bed when she checked on him the next morning.
Police searched the home for the child, but also could not find him, the department said.
After searching the community for him, officers tried looking for him in the home again and discovered his body inside the small chest, police said.
It’s unclear how the boy got stuck in the chest.
Loved ones wrote on a GoFundMe page that the boy “was the glue that held it all together for us.”
“Kache had a smile that was infectious and loved everyone, everywhere he went, and they loved him too!” the page said.