Missing Calvert County woman found dead in Baltimore near Anne Arundel border

A missing Calvert County woman was found dead Thursday of an apparent homicide in Baltimore, near the Anne Arundel County border, police said Sunday.

The woman was identified as 18-year-old Danielle Valerie Gunson, of Owings. Her family could not be reached for comment.

Anne Arundel County and Baltimore officers were called about 9:21 a.m. Thursday and found the teenager’s body in the 100 block of Riverside Road in the city’s Brooklyn neighborhood, police said. Gunson had “suffered trauma to her torso and was the apparent victim of a homicide,” Anne Arundel County police said.

Gunson was reported missing to Anne Arundel County police about 8:39 p.m. Thursday, police said. The next day, Baltimore homicide detectives positively identified her as the victim found in Brooklyn. The Baltimore homicide unit is leading the investigation, but the two police departments are working together to solve the case, officials said.

Police believe Gunson may have been in Anne Arundel County at the time of her disappearance. They gave no suspected motive for her killing or suspect description in the case.

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

Anyone with information in the killing is urged to call the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731 or the Baltimore City Homicide Unit at 410-396-2100. Tipsters may remain anonymous by using the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers: 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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