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4-year-old found dead in Hurricane died of asphyxiation in toy chest; ruled accidental

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Jul 28, 2021

HURRICANE, Utah — A 4-year-old boy found dead inside his Hurricane home Sunday died of asphyxiation in his toy chest, police said Wednesday.

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Kache Wallis was originally reported missing Sunday, the morning after he was tucked into bed by his grandmother.

A preliminary search of the home by Hurricane City police failed to find the boy, leading to a neighborhood search involving residents and other agencies. A decision was made to search the home again, where officials found Kache inside a small toy chest in his bedroom.

The Utah Medical Examiner's Office ruled his death to be accidental due to positional asphyxiation.