Boy Found Dead In Toy Chest Died Of Accidental Asphyxiation

HURRICANE, Utah (AP) — A missing 4-year-old Utah boy who was found dead in his toy chest died accidently of positional asphyxiation, police said Wednesday.

The search for Kache Wallis of Hurricane began Sunday after his family woke up in the morning and discovered he wasn't in his bed.

Police, family and friends conducted searches inside and outside the house before someone opened the small toy chest and found the boy inside.

The Utah Medical Examiner’s Office investigated the cause of death. Police said Wednesday it caused by positional asphyxiation, or a lack of air due to the position of a person's body.

The Hurricane Police offered their condolences to the boy's family.