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NEW: Autopsies confirm 'BUCKWILD' star, 2 others died of carbon monoxide poisoning

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities in West Virginia say a star of the MTV reality show "BUCKWILD" and two passengers all died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Twenty-one-year-old Shain Gandee, his uncle and another passenger were found dead Monday. Gandee's 1984 Ford Bronco was stuck in a mud hole, its tail pipe submerged. It's possible the gas could have filled the cabin because of the clogged exhaust pipe.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department says autopsies completed Tuesday confirmed the three men died from the gas.

Their deaths have been ruled accidental.

The victims' bodies have been released to funeral homes, but no arrangements have yet been announced.

Shooting for the second season of the show set around Sissonville and Charleston has been suspended.

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Shooting for the second season of "Buckwild" has been suspended according to MTV spokesperson Jake Urbanski.


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SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia authorities say that a sport utility vehicle found with the bodies of an MTV reality show cast member and two others inside was stuck in a mud pit.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Cpl. B.D. Humphreys says 21-year-old "BUCKWILD" cast member Shain Gandee, his 48-year-old uncle David Gandee and 27-year-old Donald Robert Myers were found Monday near Sissonville.

While the cause of their deaths was being investigated, Humphreys said the Ford Bronco's muffler was below the surface and that mud covered the passenger side. No foul play is expected.

Humphreys says they were last seen around 3 a.m. Sunday at a bar in Sissonville.

MTV said in a statement that Shain Gandee had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met.

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One of three bodies found in Kanawha County has been identified as Shain Gandee, a member of the Buckwild TV show cast.

According to Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper, police told him that two of the bodies found at the scene were Shain Gandee and David Gandee of Sissonville.

Police have told us that family members have been told.

Police were going to use a helicopter to locate Shain and David Gandee, but instead acted on a tip that lead them to Shain's Ford Bronco.  They found the truck stuck in the mud.  Police have not released the cause of death or the name of the third person found.

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A spokesperson for MTV released a statement about the death of Shain Gandee.

"We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident," the statement reads. "We are waiting for more information but at this time, our main concern is for the Gandee family and their friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly."

 


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Metro 911 dispatchers tell us 3 bodies have been found in 'Buckwild' star Shain Gandee's neighborhood.

The bodies were found on Wolf Pen Rd.

The star of MTV's 'Buckwild' has been reported missing, according to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.

Shain Gandee and his uncle, David Gandee, have not been seen or heard from since early Sunday morning.

The men were last seen leaving Larry's Bar in Sissonville around 3 a.m. on Sunday.

The two men told friends they were going four-wheeling in Shain's Ford Bronco.

Family and friends spent most of Sunday trying to find them before calling 911.

David Gandee is 48-years-old, approximately 6'0", 225 lbs.

Shain Gandee is 21-years-old, approximately 6'0", 180 lbs.

They men were last seen in Shain's vehicle, a 1984 Ford Bronco with oversized tires. The vehicle is red and white in color. The West Virginia license plate number is 3UD308.

Call KCSD if you know where they are at 304-357-0169.