Gay Baltimore man’s murder remains unsolved


Brendon Michaels was found dead in his Baltimore apartment on Nov. 8, 2018. Police have not made any arrests in connection with his murder. (Photo courtesy of Carroll Community College)

A spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Department on Friday said the murder of a gay man who was found dead in his apartment a year ago remains unsolved.

Police officers and firefighters found Brendon Michaels dead inside his home on Saint Paul Street on Nov. 8, 2018. Michaels’ death was ruled a “homicide from trauma.”

Michaels, 43, grew up in Carroll County. He graduated from
Carroll Community College in 1998 with an associate degree in arts and

The school hired Michaels as a full-time fitness instructor in
1999. He was named coordinator of the Carroll Community College Fitness Center
in 2008 and became a certified personal trainer in 2014.

Michaels in 2011 won $50,000 in the Maryland lottery.

“Homicide detectives are still working this case,” Det. Donny Moses of the Baltimore Police Department told the Washington Blade. “As of yet, no persons of interest or suspects have been identified.”

Anyone with information on Michaels’ murder is asked to call the Baltimore Police Department at 410-396-2100 or send a message to its text-for-tip line at 443-902-4824.

Published at Sat, 09 Nov 2019 16:04:34 +0000