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Police: Timothy Virts may have abducted daughter Caitlyn Marie

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BALTIMORE, Md. — An Amber Alert was issued Thursday morning for an 11-year-old girl after police said she disappeared from her Dundalk home where they found her mother dead.

Maryland State Police issued the alert at 10:46 a.m. for Caitlyn Marie Virts. Baltimore County police said Caitlyn was last seen around 7 a.m. at her Dundalk home in the 3100 block of Ardee Way.

Investigators said they were called to that same home around 9:15 a.m. after getting reports of a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived, they said they found a dead woman in the home identified as Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36. Homicide detectives are currently investigating the death.

Police said Cortez is Caitlyn’s mother and that there were two other children, Caitlyn’s twin sister and a boy, who lived in the home who are safe.

Police believe Caitlyn was abducted by her father, Timothy Howard Virts. Detectives are concerned for her safety because she is not supposed to be with him. Police said Cortez recently allowed Timothy Virts to live with them in the house.

Police said Caitlyn is white, 5 feet tall and weighs 80 pounds. Officials didn’t have a description of what she was wearing but said she might be wearing glasses.

Police said Timothy Virts, 38, is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 280 pounds. The pair might be riding in a black 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland tags 5AJ4458.

Those license plates are registered to Cortez’s husband, Daniel, who police said is in jail on sex offense charges.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call 911 immediately or Baltimore County police at 410-887-7320. Police stress to not take any action so the girl won’t be in further danger.


3-year-old girl, 4-year-old boy abducted from residence 

LANCASTER CITY, Penn. —Two young Pennsylvania children who were abducted at gunpoint triggering a multistate Amber Alert have been found safe, according to reports.

The children, Erielys Ahorrio, 3, and John Ahorrio, 4, were found near Philadelphia with their mother’s ex-boyfriend, Eddie Ahorrio Jr., 23, and his father Eddie Ahorrio S., 47. Both men are in police custody.

The children were abducted from a residence on Almanac Avenue in Lancaster City at gunpoint Thursday.

Police say the younger Ahorrio was angry after the children’s mother broke up with him last week and had threatened to take the kids before.

Authorities said the car that they drove off in is a black 1994 Nissan Altima with Pennsylvania license plate: JJG 8170.

Initially it was believed that the car may have been headed toward Worcester, but a 6:54 a.m. Amber Alert update stated, “It is believed they are traveling back into Pennsylvania from New Jersey.”

The group was found at about 7:30 a.m. near Philadelphia.

The mother was being interviewed by police.


3-year-old girl, 4-year-old boy abducted from residence

LANCASTER CITY, Pa. — Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for two children from Pennsylvania Thursday who maybe headed to Massachusetts.

Ahorrio is believed to be with his father, Eddie Ahorrio Sr., 47.

Police say the younger Ahorrio was angry after the children’s mother broke up with him last week and had threatened to take the kids before.

Authorities said the car that they drove off in is a black Nissan Altima with Pennsylvania license plate: JJG 8170.

The car may be headed toward Worcester, authorities said.


Daniel Britt taken by mother, police say

WOONSOCKET, R.I.

The Amber Alert for Daniel Britt, 6, of Woonsocket, was canceled Thursday night after the boy and his mother were found in Washington state.

The boy is safe, police said, and his mother, Andria Britt is under arrest.

Daniel Britt disappeared a week ago with Andria, who is his non-custodial mother, prompting the Amber Alert to be issued Wednesday night.

Police had believed the two might be headed for Washington State, but reports surfaced Wednesday night that Andria Britt’s phone had been pinged in the Newton Corner area in Massachusetts.

That turned out to be a false lead.

Daniel’s father, Sean, was emotional as he spoke about his son. He had shared custody with the boy’s mother, however she skipped a court date last week and left with the boy, police said. The court granted the father sole custody.

“He’s a good little boy, and I just want him back. Obviously, I am upset, worried sick.” he said before Daniel was found.


Daniel Britt, 6, last seen Jan. 8; mom may have taken boy across state line

Woonsocket Police

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Authorities in Rhode Island have issued an Amber Alert for a 6-year-old child who hasn’t been seen or heard from in over a week.

Daniel Britt, 6, was last seen on Jan. 8 with his mother, Andria Britt.

Woonsocket police said she may be en route to Washington state, which would violate a Rhode Island family court order.

Police said Britt was driving a 2004 red Ford sedan with Rhode Island registration 942-649.

Daniel Britt is described as a white male, 4 foot 3 inches tall, weighing approximately 50 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.

Andria Britt is 35 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 110-120 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Daniel Britt or Andria Britt is asked to call the Woonsocket Police Department at 401-766-1212.


Girl found safe in N.C., Amber Alert canceled – Mother in custody

Massachusetts State Police

FITCHBURG, Mass. —  An Amber Alert for a missing Fitchburg girl has been canceled after the girl was found safe in Shelby, N.C., Massachusetts Police said.

The alert was issued Friday night after the abduction of the 6-year-old girl from Fitchburg, Massachusetts State Police said.

The child, Alize Whipple, is described as a black female approximately 3 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 45 pounds with dark hair.

Alize is believed to have been abducted by her non-custodial mother, Leeanna Wilson, 50, from Normandy Street in Fitchburg, police said.

Wilson is in custody, State Police said.

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Police in Kittery, Maine said Saturday that after the Amber Alert was issued, they received two unconfirmed tips from people who said they saw the mother and daughter in town on Thursday and Friday. One tip said they were at a gas station, the other at a restaurant, Police Chief Theodor Short said.

Kittery police have relayed the info to Fitchburg police, distributed flyers along Route 1 of the missing pair and have extra officers on the lookout, Short said.

Authorities located the car they believed Wilson was operating — a blue 1996 Buick Century with South Carolina plates JJT687 — in Leominster, Mass., but have not located Wilson or Alize.

The car, located in a strip mall, was searched for several hours overnight before being towed.

Debbie Jackson, the girl’s aunt, told NewsCenter 5 she doubted Wilson would hurt Alize, but made a plea for her return home.

“Come on home, we are worried,” she said.

Alize was last seen wearing a pink top, pink petite pants and pink sparkly shoes.

She was last seen on Wednesday at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or contact the Fitchburg Police Department at 978-345-4355.