A four-year-old boy was found dead in a toy chest, after his family woke up one morning to find him missing.
On Sunday morning in Hurricane, in the US state of Utah, Kache Wallis' family woke up and discovered he wasn't in his bed.
Kache's grandmother said he was tucked into bed the night before wearing his Ninja Turtle pyjamas and when the family awoke the next morning, he was nowhere to be found.
Family and friends began searching the house and were not able to find the four-year-old. The police were called and inside and outside the home was searched through again.
It was determined during the investigation a second sweep of the house should be conducted and detectives located Kache inside a toy box in his bedroom.
The statement also said the Utah Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause of death was positional asphyxiation, or a lack of air due to the position of a person’s body.
Kache's death was deemed an accident by police and foul play was ruled out.
"Our sincerest condolences are sent to Kache and his family," police said, thanking the several the other agencies who worked on the investigation.
A GoFundMe has been set up to cover the family's expenses following Kache's death.
"Our sweet Bubba passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 25th leaving us heart broken and empty," the GoFundMe says.
"Kache had a smile that was infectious and loved everyone, everywhere he went, and they loved him too!"
The fundraiser goes on to say Kache was the glue which held his family together and they are lost without him.
More than $10,105 ($A13,677) has been raised so far and you can donate to the GoFundMe here.
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