Update 1/27/18 3:45 p.m.

On January 26, 2018, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on the victim and determined that the cause of death was blunt force injuries and the manner of death was a homicide.

Police continued to search for the victim’s son, Darrin McCullers, 45, of the 200-block of Walnut Avenue, 21222. On the same date, officers received information that he was getting onto a bus in the area of Dunmanway in Dundalk. McCullers was located and taken into custody on the bus. He has been charged with first-degree murder and is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 


Original Release: 1/26/18 3:29 p.m.

Photo of Darrin Michael McCullers.

On January 24, Baltimore County Police were called to a home in the 200 block of Walnut Avenue, 21222 for two missing persons. Officers were told that Gwendolyn Blondell McCullers, 70, had not been in contact with her family for several days. McCullers lived at the Walnut Avenue residence along with her son, who also could not be located by their family members.

Police were called back to the house the following day. Gwendolyn McCullers’ body was discovered concealed inside the house. The victim was pronounced deceased by Baltimore County Fire Department personnel on January 25 just before 5 p.m. She is believed to have suffered from blunt force trauma to the upper body. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled McCullers’ death as a homicide.

Police are searching for the victim’s son and concerned for his welfare. Darrin Michael McCullers is described as a black male, 44, 6’07”, 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

If anyone has information about this case or the whereabouts of Darrin McCullers, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.