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UPDATE: Death investigation at Scottsville nursing home

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Published: Feb. 25, 2016 at 4:58 PM CST
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UPDATE: 11:53 a.m., 2/26/2016

Scottsville Police say 71-year-old Gary Glueck was the patient killed at Scottsville Manor Thursday.

Police say Glueck's cause of death was asphyxiation by strangulation.

According to Scottsville Police Chief Jeff Pearson, "The gentleman who changed his name, his legal name is The Reverend, came to the nurses station to say he was thirsty and he wanted a drink of water. He said he had killed Gary."

Police say Glueck had punctures in his neck possibly from a plastic fork.

"He used a cord from a lamp in the room to do the strangulation."

The Reverend, formerly known as Robert Reynolds, has two Facebook pages. A post from last month showing him declaring himself a satanist.

He also has a website with original songs centered around Satanism.

From 2008 to 2014, the town had only seen four murders. Now the city is coping with it's fourth killing in less than four months, and the second this week. It has many not only asking why, but also pushing for change.

"We've had two of these where we think mental health issues were the cause. We're going to be looking and talking with our legislators. If it was an easy problem to fix it would have probably been fixed, but it's very complex."

The first time The Reverend will face a judge will be Wednesday in Allen District Court.


UPDATE: 9:06 p.m., 2/25/16

Allen County residents are shaken Thursday night. The murder investigation at Scottsville Manor marks the fourth killing in Scottsville since November.

One resident says its hard to believe another incident like this happening so close to home.

"Deaths, homicides. They're just hard to imagine, you just don't see a lot of that. We see it on TV, but not at home," Scottsville resident Mark Meador said.

Another resident hopes that getting his concealed carry will make him feel more safe at home.

"It's very alarming. I've been here all my life, born and raised here. Never known anything like this. You know, and as a family, we feel insecure," Scottsville resident William Bray said.

Bray continued to say that Scottsville will come together as "Scottsville Strong."

The Scottsville Manor is not commenting on the situation at this time.

The jail also denied an interview with "The Reverend," citing his mental state.


UPDATE: 6:00 p.m., 2/25/2016

The Scottsville Police Department was notified Thursday afternoon at 3:51 by a 911 call that a resident at Scottsville Manor had murdered another patient.

A man by the name of "The Reverend" (formerly named Robert Reynolds before changing his name), was arrested and charged with murder.

The victim was a 71-year-old white male, also a resident at the nursing home.

The name of the victim has not been released at this time pending family notification.

"The Reverend" was taken to the Allen County Detention Center.


A death is being investigated in Scottsville Thursday evening.

Sources close to the situation say someone was killed at a Scottsville nursing home in Allen County.

The incident reportedly occurred at Scottsville Manor.

The nursing home declined comment when contacted.

Sources reported that the victim may have been stabbed and/or strangled.

WBKO has a reporter on the way and will update this story when more information is available.

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