The Chautauqua County Sheriff's office has officially ruled the death of the superintendent of a small Chautauqua County school district a homicide. An autopsy confirmed Tuesday that Keith Reed Jr. died of multiple gunshot wounds. Reed was a former principal at Sherburne-Earlville and also worked in Horseheads schools. Ryan Whalen has more.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. -- The death of a superintendent in Western New York has officially been ruled a homicide.
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's office says autopsy results confirmed that Keith Reed Jr., 51, died of multiple gunshot wounds.
The former Sherburne-Earlville principal was found behind his home in Clymer Monday morning. Reed had just moved there a year ago, after taking on job of superintendent at Clymer schools.
The sheriff's department was back on his property investigating Tuesday, joined this time by the FBI. They are still looking for clues that could lead to an arrest.
Meanwhile, the district is offering counseling for a man who they say made a huge impact on the community in a short period of time.
"We have many grieving people in the building that have been very close, maybe closer to the superintendent than what would most commonly be. I mean he was a hands-on type person," said Principal Edward Bailey.
An FBI spokesman says right now, they are mainly on hand for technical help, but they will be available if the department needs more assistance in the future.