Texas Freer Pastor Phillip Loveday was first reported missing on August 2, when he left work in his Kinder Morgan truck. He was a pastor at the Faith Christian Church, and also worked as a contractor for Kinder Morgan, which is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in America.
Loveday’s disappearance sparked a massive search effort by his family, friends, church members, and law enforcement agencies. They distributed flyers, posted on social media, and contacted local media outlets to spread the word. They also organized prayer vigils and fundraisers to support his wife and kids.
Did Phillip Loveday Commit Suicide? Details About His Cause of Death Confirmed After His Dead Body Was Found
The dead body of Phillip Loveday, was found in a Kinder Morgan truck on FM 244 and County Road 43 on Tuesday afternoon. Police are reporting that Loveday had a gunshot wound on his body, and no foul play is suspected. Considering that they found him with a gunshot wound, and they don’t believe he was murdered, it would mean police believe Phillip Loveday committed suicide.
The truck was found around 3 p.m. by Deputy David Farias, who searched the area on his way to work. Farias noticed the truck parked in a secluded spot and decided to investigate. Using binoculars he confirmed the truck belonged to the pastor, then they later discovered Loveday’s dead body inside the truck and called for backup.
Loveday’s death has shocked and saddened many people who knew him as a kind, caring, and faithful man. His church released a statement expressing their grief and condolences to his family. They also asked for privacy and respect during this difficult time.
There is no word on why Loveday would take his own life, but it’s also possible the investigation could uncover there is foul play involved. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, you could save their life.