MTV's Shain Gandee found dead

Local - 4/2/2013 1:48 PM by Nadine Grimley, Courtney Rosemond
(Photo Credit: MTV.com)

SISSONVILLE - Officials confirm that Shain Gandee, 21, a cast member of MTV's hit reality television show "Buckwild" was found dead Monday.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department confirmed that Gandee's body was found in a vehicle along with two others in Sissonville.  Gandee was reported missing over the weekend and was last seen with his uncle David Gandee, 48, at local bar at 3 a.m. Sunday morning. 

Cpl. B.D. Humphreys said family members reported the two missing after they searched for them and tried to contact them Sunday.  

"We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident. 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," said a spokesperson for MTV in a statement.

Police say they don't suspect foul play, and the bodies have been sent to the State Medical Examiner.


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