Timothy Howard Virts, 38, is thought to be in the vehicle with his daughter, Caitlyn Marie Virts, 11, police said. He is a white man who is 6'3" and 280 pounds, police said. Baltimore County Police Department spokeswoman Elise Armacost said that officials consider him dangerous and possibly armed.
The Dodge Durango has the following identifying features, visible from the rear:
- "Protected by Witchcraft" sticker on right bumper
- Ravens sticker on upper left window
- Redskins sticker on upper right window
- Zombie family sticker in middle left
Police said Virts is believed to be driving the black Dodge Durango, which has the Maryland tag 5AJ4458.The Baltimore County Police Department has an arrest warrant charging Virts in the murder of Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36. Cortez was found dead in her home in Dundalk Thursday morning, police said.
When authorities arrived at the crime scene in the 3100 block of Ardee Way in Dundalk, one of the deceased woman's daughters—Caitlyn Marie Virts—was missing, and so was the Dodge Durango, police said.
The Durango is registered to Daniel Williams Cortez, 38, the dead woman's husband, police said. Daniel Williams Cortez is at the Baltimore County Detention Center on various sex offense charges that police said officials did not think were not related to the homicide and abduction.
The FBI and U.S. Marshals are assisting in the investigation. Anyone who sees the Durango should call 911.