Timothy Virts back in Maryland, charged with murder

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.

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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.

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Virts is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail.

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