An Atlanta pastor was found stabbed to death after failing to show up for church Sunday.
Parishioners of The God’s Anointed Missionary Baptist Church on Memorial Drive went to the Rev. Otis Byrd’s northwest Atlanta home late Sunday morning to check on him when he didn’t arrive to lead the service. Their worst fears were confirmed.
Police were called to the home in the 600 block of Finley Avenue, where they found Byrd dead on the floor, Officer John Chafee with Atlanta police said. Byrd, who turned 50 this week, appeared to have been stabbed to death.
Those who knew Byrd were shocked to learn of his death. Earl Hutchinson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he had known Byrd for more than 20 years and previ