Baltimore County Police have obtained an arrest warrant charging Timothy Howard Virts with the first degree murder of Bobbie Jo Cortez in Dundalk on Thursday.

Police responded to a home in the 3100 block of Ardee Way in Dundalk Thursday for a report of a cardiac arrest. Upon arriving at the location, officers discovered Bobbie Jo Cortez deceased in a bedroom of the home. Bobbie Jo Cortez’s daughter, Caitlyn Marie Virts, Caitlyn’s father, Timothy Howard Virts, and a 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland license plate #5AJ4458 were missing from the location.

Bobbie Jo Cortez was observed to have multiple cut wounds to her upper body. The official cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

Baltimore County Police have reached out to other law enforcement agencies, from local to federal, for assistance in this investigation.

Baltimore County Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call 410-307-2020.

Timothy Howard Virts

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Original release:

http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/iWatch/MissingChildConnectedtoHomicideInvestigation