Four-year-old boy dies of suffocation after climbing into toy chest
The death has been ruled an accident.
A four-year-old boy in the US was tragically found dead in a toy chest in his room.
Kache Wallis was discovered in the chest at his home in the city of Hurricane, Utah, after being reported missing by his grandmother on Sunday.
The boy's grandmother last saw the boy alive when she put him to bed on Saturday night. When she went to wake him on Sunday morning, he was nowhere to be found.
Police say they were called after his family searched the house and its surroundings with the help of friends.
Another search was conducted when officers arrived at the scene, but when the boy was still missing, the search was broadened to include the community.
During the course of the investigation, it was decided the house should once again be searched, and detectives located Kache's body in the toy chest in his room.
On Wednesday, the Utah Medical Examiner's Office ruled his death as accidental, caused by positional asphyxiation.
"Our sincerest condolences are sent to Kache and his family," Hurricane City Police Department said in a statement.
In a GoFundMe campaign created to raise money for Kache's funeral expenses, one relative wrote: "Our sweet Bubba passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 25th leaving us heart broken and empty. Kache had a smile that was infectious and loved everyone, everywhere he went, and they loved him too...
"He was the glue that held it all together for us, we just don't know what we are going to do without him."