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Baltimore County Police and Fire News

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Keyword: murder

Baltimore County Police have cleared two homicide cases that had gone cold off of DNA matches.

Karen Delores Brown

On October 5, 1994 at 2:25 p.m., a maintenance worker discovered the body of an adult female victim under plastic bags in the area of the Liberty Dam. The victim was later identified as 32-year-old Karen Delores Brown

An autopsy concluded that the cause of death was blunt force trauma and strangulation and the manner of death was homicide.

Detectives conducted a thorough investigation into the incident, but were not able to develop any information that led to the positive identification of a suspect.

In October of 2013, the case detective learned that DNA evidence from the scene of the murder matched a profile in the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). That profile identified the suspect, who at the time was incarcerated. Detectives interviewed the suspect, who denied involvement in the homicide.

Before the suspect could be officially charged, he was found deceased in his cell of natural causes.

Annelise Hyang Suk Lee

On December 13, 1999 at 9:31 a.m., the body of 27-year-old Annelise Hyang Suk Lee was found in her apartment located in the unit-block of Hartley Circle 21117. Her employer called advising that she had not been at work and could not be reached by phone. Police found her body in her bedroom.

An autopsy conducted the next day concluded that the cause of death was blunt force trauma and strangulation and the manner of death was homicide.

Detectives conducted a thorough investigation into the incident, but were not able to develop any information that led to the positive identification of a suspect.

In March of 2013, several items of evidence were re-examined and a DNA profile was developed from one of the items. That profile was later found to match a profile on file with the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).

The CODIS match indicated the identity of the suspect who had a criminal record.

The suspect was incarcerated after the murder on other charges. When he was released, he fled the state. He committed suicide after being arrested on charges unrelated to this incident.

Cases reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office

Both cases were reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office. That review concluded that the persons identified by DNA evidence were the persons responsible for the homicides.

Photo of Glen Treslar, charged in the murder of his wife in their Monkton home.An 81-year-old man has been charged with first degree murder in the killing of his wife in their Monkton home yesterday.

Glen Henry Treslar, of the 16500 block of Garfield Avenue, is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police responded at 3:07 p.m. yesterday to a "check on subject" call at the Garfield Avenue home. A friend of the Treslars called 911, concerned that something might be wrong.

At the scene, Treslar told officers that he had just shot his wife, Yvonne Treslar, 78. Police found Yvonne Treslar lying on the floor of a bedroom, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene by BCoFD medical personnel.

Treslar told police that he and his wife had had an argument earlier in the day, but did not elaborate on the nature of the argument. He did not explain why he also shot and killed the family dog, which police found in the kitchen.

Timothy Howard Virts has waived extradition from South Carolina. BCoPD is working with South Carolina authorities on logistics involved with his return; they are uncertain exactly when that will occur.

Virts will be charged upon his return to Maryland with first degree murder in the killing of Bobbie Jo Cortez, found dead Thursday morning in her bedroom in the 3100 block of Ardee Way in Dundalk. Police believe Virts killed Bobbie Jo on Wednesday, some time before 6 p.m. Shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday, police believe, Virts fled with his and Bobbie Jo's 11-year-old daughter, Caitlyn. He and Caitlyn were located Friday evening in a motel in Florence, SC, after a nationwide search.

Homicide detectives flew to South Carolina after Virts' arrest there. Detectives continue to interview Virts, who agreed to talk to them. Details of their conversations are withheld due to the ongoing investigation.

Police continue to explore all aspects of this situation, including Virts' relationships with Bobbie Jo Cortez and their children. (Caitlyn, her twin sister and a 13-year-old brother are believed to have been at the Ardee Way home at the time their mother was killed.)

Caitlyn Virts

Police have been informed by officials at the county's Department of Health and Human Services that Caitlyn returned to Maryland Saturday evening. She was reunited with her siblings, all of whom are in the custody of social services officials.

Caitlyn appears to be unharmed physically. Baltimore County Government will provide all available resources to her and her siblings.

911 Tapes & Arrest Warrant

The 911 tapes for this call are being withheld due to the ongoing investigation.

The arrest warrant charging Timothy Virts with first degree murder is not yet public because it has not been served. Virts will be served with the warrant upon his return to Maryland.

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