Timothy Virts indicted for murder, kidnapping

Timothy Virts, the man police said was responsible for setting off an interstate Amber Alert for kidnapping his daughter, was formally indicted Monday in Circuit Court of Baltimore County for killing Bobbi Jo Cortez, the mother of his children. 


Virts was indicted on nine counts including murder, kidnapping, assault, sexual abuse and kidnapping related charges, the indictment reads.

Virts, 38, was picked up by police at a hotel in Florence, S.C. with his 11-year-old daughter after a harrowing three-day search across state lines.

Three days earlier, police signaled an expanded Amber Alert after Cortez’s body was found dead in her Dundalk home. Investigators within hours named Virts as a primary suspect in both Cortez's death and his daughter's disappearance. 

Virts faces a maximum penalty of life in prison if he is found convicted of murdering Cortez. 



Timothy Virts back in Maryland, charged with murder (March 14) 

Motel owner recognizes Virts, calls police (March 8)

Timothy Virts waives extradition from South Carolina in murder case (March 7) 

Warrant issued for Timothy Virts following suspected abduction of daughter in Dundalk (March 7) 

Timothy Howard Virts, Caitlyn Virts found at motel in Florence, S.C. (March 7) 

Peter Virts: 'I just want my granddaughter back'  (March 6) 

Amber Alert: Dundalk girl Caitlyn Virts reported missing; connected to homicide investigation  (March 6)



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