CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- A Kanawha County official has confirmed that one of the stars of MTV's "BUCKWILD" reality show has been found dead in a vehicle on a dirt road in the Sissonville area.
Kanawha Commission President Kent Carper said authorities told him that one of the three bodies found in a vehicle off Wolf Pen Drive in Sissonville was Shain Gandee, 21.
Carper said he was told that Gandee's uncle David Gandee, 48, was also dead in the vehicle. The third body has not yet been identified.
Dispatchers with the 911 center received a call that the vehicle was found about 11:30 a.m.
Officers with the sheriff's department were using all-terrain vehicles to access the area, which is about a mile up a dirt road, Kanawha Cpl. B.D. Humphreys said.
Gandee became famous after appearing in the first season of MTV's "BUCKWILD" a reality television show that portrays young West Virginians partying around the Mountain State.
Gandee was a former trash collector for the City of South Charleston. He lived on Wolf Pen Drive.
Gandee and his uncle David were last seen at Larry's Bar in Sissonville about 3 a.m. Sunday, according to a press release from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.
The pair said they were going off-roading in Gandee's 1984 Ford Bronco with oversized tires.
Family members spent most of Sunday looking for the pair before reporting them missing, according to the press release.