Local Pastor Murdered In West Louisville Apartment
By Dina Kaplan
(LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 10th, 2004, 8 a.m.) -- A Louisville pastor was found dead in his apartment Sunday afternoon. Metro police are still searching for the killer, but as WAVE 3's Dina Kaplan reports, they may already have an important clue to solving the case.
Outside the church where Glenn Elliott ministered to a loyal congregation, his message of hope was replaced with tears.
"He was a nice man - very nice man - always had a smile," said one member of his congregation.
Pastor Elliott was found murdered inside his own apartment.
"He did die from traumatic injuries. There was foul play involved," said LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley.
"Scared - ready to move out of Flaget. I'm scared," said a Flaget Apartments resident.
His neighbors at the Flaget apartment complex on 44th and River Park spoke about fear and sadness.
"I don't know what to think ... I really don't," said another Flaget resident.
Friends say Elliott was a deeply religious man. He was related to Pastor Charles Elliott from the King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church. Members of Glenn's congregation were the first to call police.
"Apparently some of the man's church members noticed him missing. Not sure if they came here, but they're the ones who contacted police," said LMPD's Smiley.
Police are now searching for the killer, but they may have an important clue.
"Everywhere, every hall, every door has a video camera," said one Flaget resident.
People living in the Flaget apartments say images of every hallway are taped.
"There are tapes. Tell you what time you came in, what time you left out. Who you visited... everything," the resident said.
Pastor Glenn Elliott was 49 years old. Members of his congregation at Redemption Refuge Tabernacle of Prayer say he had been pastor there for two years.
Online Reporter: Dina Kaplan
Online Producer: Charles Gazaway