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For the first time since Shain Gandee died early yesterday morning, authorities have spoken out on the accident that took the life of this 21-year old and two others.

“Foul play has been ruled out,” Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper of West Virginia told People, while an autopsy has confirmed yesterday’s hypothesis:

All three victims died from carbon monoxide poisoning.


As previously reported:

  • Ganee was last seen around 3 a.m. on Sunday, telling people he was going four-wheeling with his uncle David.
  • The bodies of Shain, David and an unidentified woman were found in a Ford Bronco yesterday, submerged up to its windows in mud.
  • In response, Shain’s cousin is organizing a mud run tomorrow to raise funeral funds.
  • And the mayor of Charleston, West Virginia has called on MTV to cancel Buckwild.

Wrote Gandee’s cousin, Ashley Gandee Lewis, on Facebook: “The family feels that Shain died peacefully in his sleep without pain or suffering.”