Owings girl re­port­edly killed

Po­lice say miss­ing teen was found dead in Bal­ti­more in ap­par­ent homi­cide case

The Calvert Recorder - - Front Page - By MEGHAN CADY mcady@somd­news.com

Po­lice re­port a miss­ing 18-year-old girl from Owings was found dead Thurs­day in an ap­par­ent homi­cide in Bal­ti­more.

Both Bal­ti­more City and Anne Arun­del County Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent. Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice news re­lease, both de­part­ments re­sponded to a call for a de­ceased fe­male at 9:21 a.m. Sept. 27 in the area of the 100 block of River­side Road. The vic­tim, iden­ti­fied the fol­low­ing day as Danielle Va­lerie Gun­son of Calvert County, re­port­edly suf­fered trauma to her torso.

Gun­son had been re­ported miss­ing to Anne Arun­del po­lice Thurs­day and was be­lieved to have pos­si­bly been in Anne Arun­del at the time of her dis­ap­pear­ance, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease. On Sept. 28, Bal­ti­more City Homi­cide Unit pos­i­tively iden­ti­fied the River- side Road vic­tim as Gun­son.

“This in­ves­ti­ga­tion is very fluid and ac­tive but the in­for­ma­tion de­vel­oped in­di­cates this was a tar­geted at­tack and not a ran­dom act of vi­o­lence,” po­lice re­port.

On Mon­day, spokes­peo­ple for both po­lice agen­cies de­clined to com­ment fur­ther on the case, but Marc Li­man­sky with Anne Arun­del County Po­lice said an up­date would be made avail­able in the com­ing days af­ter it is de­ter­mined whether the vic­tim died in

Anne Arun­del or in Bal­ti­more where her body was found.

A GoFundMe.com ac­count was started for Gun­son’s fam­ily at www. gofundme. com/ danielle-gun-sons-me­mo­rial. The page, run by Bri­anna Gun­son, the vic­tim’s sis­ter, is for fu­neral costs and also states that the fam­ily lost Danielle Gun­son’s older brother, Shane, four years ago.

She “had so much life to live and it was stolen from her so un­ex­pect­edly,” the fundraiser page states, “… this is very heart­break­ing to our fam­ily and hav­ing a mother bury an­other child so soon.”

Bri­anna Gun­son told The Calvert Recorder on Sun­day that her sis­ter will be re­mem­bered as a sweet, kind­hearted girl who was quiet and in­tel­li­gent.

“She en­joyed spend­ing time with her brothers and sis­ters, she en­joyed tak­ing runs and read­ing books,” Bri­anna said, adding that her hob­bies in­cluded cheer­lead­ing as a child and vol­ley­ball. “She had her whole life ahead of her.”

Bri­anna said grow­ing up, the two of them shared a room and their birthdays were only a cou­ple days apart.

“We shared many laughs and cries to­gether,” she said of Danielle. “She will never be for­got­ten.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is urged to call the Anne Arun­del County Homi­cide Unit at 410-2224731 or Bal­ti­more City Homi­cide Unit at 410-3962100. Anony­mous tips can be re­ported to the Anne Arun­del County Po­lice Tip Line at 410-2224700 or to Metro Crime Stop­pers.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF GOFUNDME.COM

Po­lice say Danielle Va­lerie Gun­son, 18, of Owings was found dead in an ap­par­ent homi­cide Thurs­day in Bal­ti­more.

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