Latest Update from WCHS (6:30 pm): “The vehicle and bodies were found by one of Shain Gandee’s friends who was searching the trails and ridges in the area for him and the others. The vehicle sat evenly, but upright, and was partially submerged in deep mud. Mud was covering the lower part of the passenger side door of the vehicle, but the driver’s side of the vehicle was above the mud. The muffler of the vehicle was completely below the surface of the mud.
Deputies said the Bronco was found next to a ridge-top trail, and the section of the trail was passable for four-wheel drive vehicles. But the Bronco was in a mud pit next to the trail. The area is accessed by following the wooded trails for about one mile from Shain Gandee’s residence, near Thaxton Hollow in Sissonville.
Shain Gandee’s body was in the driver’s seat of the Bronco, the release said. The Bronco was removed from the mud by a bulldozer.
The bodies were removed from the vehicle and have been taken to the state medical examiner’s office. Autopsies will be performed to determine the cause of the deaths. “
Sounds like carbon monoxide could be a likely cause of death…
UPDATE AGAIN: MTV was there with cameras FILMING season 2 of Buckwild. MTV actually provided an ATV for the police to get to the scene of accident according to a televised live report from WCHS-TV. Because the scene was discovered by someone on an ATV, and MTV provided an ATV for the emergency team to get to the off-road site, it is not a far stretch to assume that an MTV crew member is the one who reported the deaths. That puts MTV in a very precarious legal position. (Not to mention it means Season 2 probably will not air.)
Who is the third victim in the Shane Gandee accident? Could it be a member of MTV filming crew?
Update: According to WCHS Family members confirmed the identity of the third person found dead in a vehicle along with “Buckwild” cast member Shain Gandee and his uncle, David.
Robert Myers, 27, was the other person who was found dead in the vehicle, family members said. Myers, a friend of Shain Gandee’s family, worked at the Subway on Tuppers Creek.
To be clear, “four wheeling” (or in this case muddin’) is done off roads. The three occupants of the truck were out in the woods drunk behind the wheel driving recklessly. I don’t know any other way to explain what four wheeling is to those who don’t know. So the likely conclusion is that the truck met a tree and the tree won. This has not been confirmed. It could have been an alien attack, or food poisoning or a drug overdose. The most likely scenario however is a run in between the truck and a stationary object such as a tree.
I didn’t watch much of BUCKWILD on MTV but on the episodes I did see Shain Gandee was clearly the star and a likeable guy. Sadly, West Virginia law inforcement is reporting that Shain has gone missing and three bodies have been found in his neighborhood.
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.
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.
UPDATE: PER WCHS: Three people were found dead Monday in the Sissonville area in a vehicle, including “Buckwild” cast member Shain Gandee, Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper said.
Family members and emergency personnel at the scene also said Shain Gandee was found in the vehicle dead along with his uncle, David. The two men had been reported missing for about 31 hours. The name of the other person who was found in the vehicle was unavailable.
A person on a four-wheeler discovered three unresponsive people in a vehicle Monday morning. Emergency responders converged in the Wolf Pen Road area in Sissonville after reports that a vehicle had been discovered.