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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.

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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