Nationwide AMBER Alert in Effect for 11-Year-Old Girl

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RENO, NV - A nationwide AMBER Alert is in effect for an 11-year-old girl.

Maryland State Police expanded the AMBER Alert for Caitlyn Marie Virts to a nationwide search, according to ABC 7 Chicago.

It is believed that Caitlyn Virts was abducted by her biological father, Timothy Howard Virts, 38, according to ABC 7 Chicago.

The girl was last seen Thursday in Baltimore County, according to ABC 7 Chicago.

Caitlyn Virts is described as a white girl, approximately 5 feet tall, weighing approximately 80 pounds. She may be wearing glasses.

Timothy Virts is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighting approximately 280 pounds. He is thought to be driving a black 1999 Dodge Durango bearing Maryland tags 5AJ4458.

According to ABC 7 Chicago, police believe Timothy Virts killed his ex-wife Bobbie Jo Cortez before kidnapping Caitlyn.