The Cosmopolis Police and the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the death of Cosmopolis resident Ronald C. Cinert. Cinert’s family reported him missing on Thursday.  Cinert’s body was found through the use of cell phone towers in the Artic/North River area of Grays Harbor County. Area law enforcement agencies searched for Cinert with the help of his friends and family.  His body was found last night in the Artic area off US Highway 101.


The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department says it appears Cinert died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was recently placed on paid administrative leave from his position as the Maintenance Supervisor at Aberdeen School District amid allegations of inappropriate texting to other school district employees. School Superintendent Tom Opstad said no students were involved in the allegations.  Cinard had been with the district for about 20 years.