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Authorities Probe Shooting Death of Western NY School Official


The investigation continues into the shooting death of a small-town school superintendent in Western New York... more from WAMC's Dave Lucas.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says its investigators continue to look for clues in the fatal shooting of 51-year-old Keith Reed Jr., the superintendent in Clymer, on the Pennsylvania border in New York's southwest corner.

The school chief had been reported missing Sunday. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace said Reed had been shot multiple times.  His body was found Monday about 150 feet from his home in the rural town. Officials say the slaying does not appear to have been a random act.

Reed had been Clymer's superintendent since November. He had previously worked as an administrator at schools in the Elmira area and in Chenango and Steuben counties.

(c) 2012 Associated Press.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.