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Amber Alert issued for missing 11-year-old girl from Md.

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Police cay 11-year-old Caitlyn Virts may be in the company of Timothy Virts. Police cay 11-year-old Caitlyn Virts may be in the company of Timothy Virts.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 11-year-old from Maryland.  Authorities say Caitlyn Marie Virts was last seen in Dundalk, Md. at about 7 a.m. Thursday.  Police say the man who abducted her is her father and they confirmed to that the Amber Alert is in connection to a homicide of the little girl's mother.

Police believe Caitlyn may be with 38-year-old Timothy Virts, who is her father. They may be in a black 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland tag 5AJ4458. Anyone who sees them is asked to call 911 immediately.  Police say Caitlyn is not supposed to be with her father.

Baltimore County police confirm that the Amber Alert is in connection to a homicide.  Around 9 a.m., police were called to a home on Ardee Way in Dundalk for reports of  someone in cardiac arrest.  When they arrived, they found the body of Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36, inside.  A death investigation is currently underway, and police say they know Cortez was seen alive yesterday.  They have not yet confirmed how she died.

Cortez lived at the home with her three children, including Caitlyn, Caitlyn's twin sister, and Cortez's son, as well as with two adults whose relationships with her have not been verified.  Police say for the last few weeks, Timothy Virts had been allowed to live at the home.

The other two children are safe and in the custody of family members.

Police also say the Dodge Durango they are traveling in is registered to the victim's husband, Daniel William Cortez. He is currently being held at the Baltimore Detention Center on various sex offense charges. 

Caitlyn Virts is described as a white female who is about 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 80 pounds.  She may be wearing glasses.  Timothy Virts is described as a white male who is about 6'3" tall and weighs about 280 pounds. 

Anyone with information is asked to immediately call 911 or Baltimore County Police Department at 410-887-7320. Do not take action which could endanger your safety or further endanger the abducted child.
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