Evicted Titusville Resident Takes Own Life In Former Home

By  //  December 6, 2012

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Large Cache Of Weapons, Fireworks Found In House

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BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Police are investigaing following the discovery of a dead man inside a home which had recently been foreclosed and transferred in Titusville.

Det. Cpl. Gary Boyer of the Titusville Police said officers received a call about 8:49 a.m. Thursday that real estate agents representing the purchaser of a home at 1895 Smith Drive in Titusville had found a deceased man inside the residence.

Boyer said the residence is where an eviction order for Glenn Hurley, 54, had been served by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 30.

In that incident, Hurley had barricaded himself within the house and refused to come out.

The Titusville SWAT team was called in to support the Sheriff’s Office.

A judge who issued the eviction order was contacted for clarification and he issued a stay until court proceedings were held Wednesday and the property turned over to the new owners.

Boyer said no conflicts occurred during the court proceedings at the court or when the Sheriff’s office went to the home to allow the new owners in and they removed visible weapons.

The real estate agents had been cleaning the home on Wednesday until 10 p.m. and left the house unlocked.

“They returned this morning and found Glenn Hurley had gotten back into the house during the night and appeared deceased,” Boyer said.

Because of comments and previous threats made by Hurley and statements by neighbors the house had to be cleared by the Titusville Bomb Squad along with members of the Titusville SWAT Team before detectives could safely enter the house.

Boyers said that Hurley was found dead in bed with an apparent self-inflicted wound.

“There are no signs of foul play,” Boyers said. “We were able to locate relatives out of state and have notified them of the death.”

Large fireworks and weapons were recovered from the home and the fireworks will be disposed of by the Brevard County Bomb Squad.

In addition, a cleaning crew member working last night at the house removed additional fireworks and discovered an improvised explosive device within a bag
of large fireworks that the crew had taken home.

Boyer said the small device has been recovered by police and will be safely detonated by the Titusville Bomb Squad.

“We urge those who discover large fireworks, explosives, or potential explosive devices to not move the devices and call the Police Department or Sheriff’s Office so the items can be removed and disposed of properly and safely,” Boyer said.