"Buckwild" Star Shain Gandee was found dead in a vehicle in West Virginia this morning ... 31 hours after the 21-year-old MTV reality star had been reported missing, this according to law enforcement.
According to officials, Gandee and 2 other bodies were discovered in the vehicle in Sissonville, West Virginia.
As we previously reported ... Shain was last heard from around 3 AM on Sunday morning, when Shain told people he was going 4-wheeling with his uncle David Gandee.
It's unclear if David was one of the deceased people in the vehicle where Gandee's body was discovered.
Story developing ...
EDIT: TMZ added this to the story:
MTV has released a statement, saying, "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."
MTV adds, "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."