Baltimore police said Friday night Timothy and Caitlyn Virts were found in Florence, South Carolina.

FLORENCE, S.C., — An 11-year-old Maryland girl was found safe Friday night in Florence, South Carolina cancelling an Amber Alert that was issued Thursday in Maryland, West Virginia and then nationwide.

Police took Caitlyn Virts’ father, Timothy Virts, into custody. He’s also wanted in connection with the murder of the girl’s mother, Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36, of Baltimore.

West Virginia State Police issued the Amber Alert Thursday night after it was learned Timothy Virts had some connection to McDowell County. In fact, it was later learned he had worked there as late as last year. Baltimore police said Friday afternoon they didn’t Virts was in the Mountain State.

Timothy Virts was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Listed hours before he was arrested late Friday.

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  • Mineral Wells Bob

    Glad the child is ok, but now she has no mother. Is there some kind of follow up to the alleged murder? Pretty thin reporting.

  • Mineral Wells Bob

    Baltimore police said Friday afternoon they didn’t [ think? know?] Virts was in the Mountain State.

    Please insert something into this sentence so it makes sense? Radio copy doesn't always go to print well.

  • David

    Very good news!

  • Greg

    + 1

  • hillbilly

    A-Men !