Bulletin Staff Report
COMANCHE — The weekend death of the former pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Comanche is being investigated as a homicide, according to Comanche County Sheriff Jeff Lambert.
The body of Glenn Louis Bundy, 71, of Comanche was found at his home on FM 590 south of the city.
Comanche County Deputy Ken Maltby responded to an unattended death report at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday. According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Crime Scene Unit from Waco and the Texas Rangers from Lampasas was requested, and the investigation is a joint effort of the Rangers and sheriff’s department.
The Stephenville Empire-Tribune reported Wednesday that Bundy was found shot to death, the apparent victim of a robbery.
Neal Lovin, a friend of Bundy’s, told the newspaper the former pastor missed his usual ride to Faith Lutheran Church in Stephenville. Lovin said he and one of Bundy’s neighbors went to his home to check on him, and found the front door forced open.
Lovin said the house was ransacked, but investigators only found cash and guns missing. Lovin added that the keys to Bundy’s new truck were lying beside his wallet, but all the cash from his wallet was missing. They also left behind the check Bundy had filled out for the church offering that day.
“They took lots of good prints and information,” Lovin said of the investigators’ efforts. “We’re hoping they get some good information back…. You see this kind of thing on the news everyday and it bothers you, but it doesn’t hurt this bad until it hits home.”
Bundy retired in 1996 as pastor of the Hope Lutheran Church in Comanche and regularly attended Sunday worship services in Stephenville, the Empire-Tribune reported.
Tom Konz, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, said Bundy often drove from Comanche to help with work on the church building. Bundy’s wife died in 1995.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Comanche Funeral Home, with graveside services to follow at 3:30 p.m. in Cameron.