TOWSON, Md. - Baltimore County police said Timothy Virts is back in Maryland and has been officially charged with the murder of Bobbi Jo Cortez.
Virts, 38, of Dundalk, triggered a national Amber Alert last Thursday when police said he allegedly killed Cortez, the mother of his twin daughters. He then allegedly abducted one of the girls, 11-year-old Caitlyn Virts.
Police said Virts and his daughter then made their way to Florence, S.C. before a motel owner recognized their photo from the Amber Alert and contacted police March 7.
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Virts surrendered without incident and Caitlyn returned to Maryland shortly thereafter. Caitlyn and her two siblings that were living with Cortez are now in the custody of social services.
Virts is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail.