As an update to the story we talked about this morning on-air regarding the man missing in Cobleskill, it’s being reported that the body of C.J. Herbert was located this morning.  Officials located Herbert after a coordinated search effort between rescue teams as well as state and local police. Herbert was currently serving as the Superintendent of the Cooperstown Central School District.

Police say Herbert’s body was found just after 4 a.m. He was reported missing Sunday after he did not return home from riding his ATV.
Classes are cancelled today and the district has put out this statement:

Cooperstown Central School District

Cooperstown Central School District Suffers Great Loss
It is with great sadness the Cooperstown Central School District Board of Education announces that Superintendent C.J. Hebert passed away tragically over the weekend.
Hebert had served as superintendent since 2010.
All classes for Monday, March 21 have been cancelled. Crisis counseling is available at the school district today for staff members and students. Regular school activities will resume Tuesday, March 22 and counseling will also be available for students during the school day.
“This was a great loss to Cooperstown Central School District. C.J. brought significant, positive change to Cooperstown over the last six years,” Board President Theresa Russo said. “We have lost a strong leader and a good friend. Our thoughts are with C.J.’s family at this time.”
The Cooperstown Central School District Board of Education met Monday morning and will convene regularly throughout this week to move forward on a short-term plan for district supervision. Day-to-day activities will proceed on schedule for students Tuesday and regular operations of the district will continue.
For more information, please call the school at 607-547-8181.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Jake Palmateer at 518-496-2199 or

Image courtesy of Cooperstown Crier

We are so very sorry for this loss and send along our thoughts to the family, friends and students of Mr. Herbert.