Report: Missing Clemson athletics department official found dead
Clemson associate athletic director of planned giving Bert Henderson had been missing since Monday afternoon, and the ending is tragic.
Henderson has been found dead, according to WSPA.com, citing Anderson Co. Sheriff Chad McBride.
Authorities were alerted after a family friend couldn’t get a hold of him on Monday. The last known communication he had with anyone was via email late Sunday night. He went missing from his home in in Easley, S.C.
Authorities searched through the night by helicopter and with K9 units. Mounted search and rescue teams also searched the rural area.
Here are the known details at this time, according to FoxCarolina.
The coroner said Henderson’s body was found over a mile from his property in a wooded terrain area by a search team around noon on Tuesday. There is no word on how long he’s been out there or if any weapons or trauma were noticed to his body at this time.
The university released a statement Tuesday morning after authorities had been searching for Henderson.
“Bert Henderson did not come to work on Monday morning, and after trying unsuccessfully to reach him by phone, members of the IPTAY staff contacted a family friend. When they could not locate Bert, law enforcement officials were notified. At this time we have no further update, and will pass any new information along as it is received. We ask anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts to contact their local law enforcement agency,” a statement from Clemson University said.
Henderson started working for the university in 1978 as an athletic trainer. He also earned a master’s of education in administration and supervision from Clemson.
The family has been notified and an investigation is already underway.
Henderson was 60 years old.
We will update with further details when they are made available.