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UPDATE: Rosedale Man Surrenders to Police In Hillendale Man's Death

Baltimore County police allege Lennell Earl Ellis is responsible for the death of a Hillendale man in Essex.

UPDATED (3:36 p.m.) — Lennell Earl Ellis, a Rosedale man wanted by police for first-degree murder, turned himself in at police headquarters Thursday afternoon.

Police were looking for the Rosedale man in connection with the death of a Hillendale man in Essex over the Memorial Day weekend.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death of 21-year-old Daryl Augustus II, of the 6500 block of Collinsdale Road in Hillendale, a homicide on Tuesday. Police have obtained a warrant for 32-year-old Lennell Earl Ellis in connection with the murder, police said in a statement. 

Around 6:50 a.m. on May 26, police and fire units responded to a truck on fire on Mitchell Road near Bay Avenue in Essex. There they discovered a 2005 Dodge Ram truck ablaze and after the fire was extinguished they found a man's body inside, according to police.

The victim, later identified as Augustus, was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and to learn the cause and manner of death, police said. In a statement, police said that the medical examiner listed Augustus' cause of death as laceration of the femoral artery.

According to police, Augustus was reported missing around 4:20 p.m. on May 26 after he didn't return to his home on the night of May 25. Police reports said that the had been operating a company work truck, which was also missing.

In reconstructing Augustus' movements, detectives determined that he had been visiting a woman in the unit block of Dunhaven Place in Nottingham during the morning of May 26.

Ellis, who had been previously romantically involved with the woman, came to the apartment and discovered Augustus there, police said.

Detectives believe that Augustus was killed in the apartment and that his body and vehicle were then transported to the Mitchell Road area, according to officials.

Needaname May 30, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Today I witnessed a black man and a black woman FIST FIGHTING IN THE MIDDLE OF STEVENSON LANE in front of the church. Cars had to drive around the couple. I asked two men working on the church building to call 911. One of the men REFUSED to call 911 because 'they might have a gun and come back after us'. I had to run inside a building to get my car keys, to unlock my car, to get my own phone to call 911. Do you think there are ANY real people in Baltimore ? Do you think anyone will turn this guy in ?
Parkvillehoney May 31, 2012 at 02:58 PM
The apathy you experienced is the reason Baltimore City is now a war zone of crime. The person could have remained anonymous when he.called 911.
Tovah June 01, 2012 at 12:25 AM
What about the woman? Did she have a role?.she was obviousley home...
BmoreLegal June 02, 2012 at 04:31 PM
First of all, Black has nothing to do with it. Second of all, it takes two to fist fight. Kudos to you for getting involved in the fight of another "couple." Maybe the church workers knew something a passing busybody did not...
bleeding<3 June 03, 2012 at 02:57 AM
I feel very sorry for this guys young kids. Very unfortunate for them. This guy was not only dumb for killing a young man over some chick, he was selfish, and didn't think that his little ones would be without a dad. A crying shame for both familys.
Nancy Czerski June 04, 2012 at 04:49 PM
To a fine young man,Daryl Augustus...you are already missed by so many people who loved you. I will never forget your smiling face as one of my sons friends.May you rest in peace.
Wanda Perry June 05, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Hey "Lil Daryl", I will miss standing on a chair to get my hugs. I will never forget you. Love you always, Miss Wanda
Queen Hudson June 29, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Lil Daryl, I miss you so very much, will always love you, may you rest in peace, will never forget your smiling face. Love, Aunt Queen
Nikki Nicole July 27, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I cannot believe this.. I know this guy and never would have though he would be capible of something like this.. smh Praying for his beautiful children
Teonna atkinson January 15, 2013 at 02:49 AM
Just reading and looking at this I really can't believe that out of all ppl Daryl Is gone it breaks my heart to know that god has called u home may you rest in peace ily
Tydric Richardson May 17, 2013 at 08:07 PM
his bday was yesterday i luv big bro Jetlife

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