The high-profile disappearance last year of an 11-year-old Dundalk girl has inspired a new Facebook feature. The most widely used social networking site on Tuesday announced the launch of an Amber Alert system to distribute information about abducted children.
So for all the gripes about how we rely too much on their cell phones, spend too much time on them, and are addicted to social media, just think about what might have happened in the case of Caitlyn Virts. The story may not have the happy ending everyone is talking about
Authorities finally caught up to a father and daughter sought in a multi-state search when they inconspicuously checked in at a two-story brick South Carolina motel nearly 400 miles from where their journey began.
Police and relatives of abducted girl Caitlyn Virts credited the use of the Amber Alert system and the quick, eager fingers of social media users with helping authorities find the 11-year-old in South Carolina Friday.
A nationwide hunt ended Friday night when Caitlyn Marie Virts, the 11-year-old girl missing since her mother was found killed in their Dundalk home on Thursday, was located in a motel room in Florence, S.C., with her father, Timothy Virts, who was taken into custody, Baltimore County police said.
An 11-year-old girl was abducted by her father from a Baltimore area home where her mother was found murdered on Thursday morning, and authorities are searching across Maryland and West Virginia, police said.