Missing Clemson athletics department official Bert Henderson found dead

Clemson's associate athletic director of planned giving was found dead one day after he was reported missing.
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Bert Henderson, Clemson's associate athletic director of planned giving who was reported missing on Monday afternoon, has been found dead, according to Anderson County police. 

Anderson County police had been searching for Henderson since he was reported missing from his home in Easley, S.C., around 3:45 p.m. Monday. He was last heard from on Sunday night.

An investigation into the circumstances of his death has begun.

Clemson officials had confirmed Henderson's disappearance and asked anyone with information to call the police in the following statement released Tuesday morning:

"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." 

According to WSPA.com, 14 different police agencies as well as helicopters and K9 units were used to aid in the search.

Henderson began working for the university in 1978 as an athletic trainer, serving in that capacity on Clemson's 1981 National Championship team. He also earned his master's of education in administration and supervision from Clemson.

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