Amber Alert cancelled: Abducted girl found, father in custody
BALTIMORE, Md. — Authorities said a Maryland girl who disappeared after her mother was found dead last week has been found and is safe.
The Amber Alert for 11-year-old Caitlyn Virts has been cancelled and her father, Timothy Virts, has been taken into custody.
The father and daughter were found at a hotel in Florence, South Carolina late Friday, according to police.
Police said they believe Timothy Virts abducted his daughter from her Dundalk, Md. home on Thursday morning.
The suspect’s ex-wife, Bobbie Jo Cortez, was found stabbed to death inside the home.
Baltimore County police issued an arrest warrant for Timothy Virts for the murder of his ex-wife.
Police said two adults and two children were also inside the house at the time of the killing.
It’s unclear why the suspect allegedly took his daughter.
The FBI has listed Timothy Virts on its “most wanted” list.
The Amber Alert had expanded to three states: Maryland, West Virginia and North Carolina.