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Mother of Amber Alert Subject Caitlyn Virts Found Dead [THURS POLICE PRESSER]

Updated: Friday, March 7 2014, 03:12 PM EST

Baltimore County police say an Amber Alert was issued Thursday for Caitlyn Virts after her mother was found dead in her home. According to police the homicide victim's name is Bobbie Jo Cortez, whose husband, Daniel Williams Cortez, is in jail on sex offense charges. Daniel Cortez was brought up on new child sex offense charges Wednesday.

"We're not sure what if any Mr. Cortez's legal situation has to do with Mr. Virts," police said at a press conference.

Caitlyn was last seen with her father, 38-year-old Timothy Virts in Dundalk in a black Dodge Durango MD tag 5AJ4458 on Thursday morning. The car is registered to Daniel Cortez.

According to police the homicide victim lived in the Dundalk home with Caitlyn, her twin sister and a son. Two other unidentified adults were also living in the home. The other two children are safe and have been moved to an undisclosed location, police said

The police are asking people to continue to be on the lookout for Caitlyn, Timothy and the Dodge Durango. If you see anything call 911 immediately.

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Mother of Amber Alert Subject Caitlyn Virts Found Dead [THURS POLICE PRESSER]

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