Tennessee soldier found bound, shot dead in home months after returning from deployment, officials say
Investigators are looking for information on a white SUV seen in the area in the days before Bishop’s death, which apparently left the area the day of his murder. They don’t believe his death is a random act of violence.
“We have been pursuing multiple leads, spending countless hours around the clock, in our search for clues that we need to lead us to the party or parties responsible for the tragic killing of another,” Guider said in a press release posted to Facebook. “We continue to work tirelessly and around the clock to bring the party, or parties, responsible for the murder of a U.S. Soldier to justice, and to provide the Bishop family with some form of closure.”
Just a few months earlier, Bishop returned home from a year-long deployment in Poland, officials said. He was a U.S. Army veteran, per his obituary, and was serving in the 278th Infantry of the National Guard.
He leaves behind fiancée Brittany Kindred and two children. Kindred wrote on Facebook after Bishop’s funeral on Sunday that his loss is “unlike any.”
“My heart is shattered and crumbles even more as I watch my boys cry and ask questions,” she wrote, according to the Sentinel.
Anyone with information on Bishop’s death is urged to contact the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office at 865-986-4823.