A 21-year old Frederick man was found hanging from a tree in Damascus on Friday, the apparent victim of a homicide, Maryland State Police reported. Glen Pullum was found in a wooded area north of Lewis Drive in Damascus hanging from a nylon rope. His hands were handcuffed behind his back, police said.
Pullum's parents reported him missing on March 2 to the Frederick City Police. Investigatiors found his car on Lewis Drive on March 27.
Last week, volunteer firefighters in Damascus were called in to help police in a thorough search of the woods around Lewis Drive. Volunteers spotted Pullum's badly decomposed body at about 4:30 p.m. Friday, police said.
According to the Maryland State Medical Examiner's office, Pullum who lived at 325 N. Market St., Frederick, died of strangulation. Because the body was badly decomposed, the medical examiner was unable to determine whether Pullum had been beaten. But there was no evidence that Pullum was shot or stabbed, the medical examiner said.
Police have no suspects in the case and have yet to establish a motive.
Pullum, who worked as a janitor at the Veteran of Foreign Wars post in Frederick was described by his employer, James Williams, as "a good worker, dependable, reliable. He gave an honest day's work." Williams said Pullum "pretty much kept to himself." He had been employed as a janitor for the past six months.