[Photo courtesy of the Grand County Sheriff's Office]

A California man missing north of Moab since late November has been found dead, according to a statement from his family.

Michael Cavallari was last seen at a convenience store near Monticello in the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 27. His vehicle was later found with its engine still running just off Floy Wash Road about five miles south of Exit 175 on Interstate 70.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office could not be reached immediately for comment. But Cavallari’s sister, reality TV star Kristin Cavallari, issued a statement confirming that authorities found her brother’s body northwest of Moab.

“We want to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers during this very difficult time,” she said in a statement to People Magazine. “This is a very painful time and we are still processing it all. We kindly ask everyone please respect our privacy during our time of grieving.”