In a press release to RumorFix, deputies say they found the Buckwild star’s missing vehicle “in a muddy area along a worn path. Inside were the bodies of three people.”
The sheriff’s department says the vehicle “sat unevenly, but upright, and was partially submerged in deep mud.”
Mud was also covering the lower part of the passenger side of the vehicle, but the driver’s side was above the mud. The release also states that the muffler was “completely below the surface of the mud,” which could validate claims that Shain and two others died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Shain was seated in the driver’s seat of the Bronco, which was removed from the mud pit by a bulldozer.
The 21-year-old reality star and his 48-year-old uncle, David Dwight Gandee, were found dead 30 hours after they were reported missing. The third person has been identified as Donald Robert Myers. “There was no sign of foul play,” the statement reads.
But deputies tell us the causes of death are still under investigation and the victims will probably undergo autopsies.