November 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm EST | by Michael K. Lavers
Baltimore police continue to investigate gay man’s murder

Brendon Michaels was found dead in his Baltimore apartment on Nov. 8, 2018. Police have not made any arrests in connection with his murder. (Photo courtesy of Carroll Community College)

A spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Department on Monday said there have been no arrests in the case of a gay man who was found dead in his apartment.

Police officers and firefighters found Brendon Michaels inside his home on Saint Paul Street on Nov. 8.

Detective Jeremy Silbert of the Baltimore Police Department told the Washington Blade last week that Michaels’ death has been ruled a “homicide from trauma.”

“There are no new updates to provide,” Silbert told the Blade on Monday.

Michaels, 43, grew up in Westminster in Carroll County. He graduated from Carroll Community College in 1998 with an associate degree in arts and sciences.

The school hired Michaels as a full-time fitness instructor in 1999. He was named coordinator of the Carroll Community College Fitness Center in 2008 and became a certified personal trainer in 2014.

Carroll Community College has created a fund in Michaels’ memory.

Brendon was a vibrant and well-respected member of our college community for over 20 years,” reads the fund’s website. “He was high energy, passionate about fitness and always willing to help anyone in need. Our dear friend and colleague brightened the lives of so many and we know he would love to brighten the lives of Carroll students. We will miss him dearly.”

Michaels was also a waiter at the Olive Garden. The Baltimore Sun previously reported Michaels in 2011 won $50,000 in the Maryland lottery.

Anyone with information on Michaels’ murder is asked to call the Baltimore Police Department at 410-396-2100 or send a message to its text-for-tip line at 443-902-4824.

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael

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