The search for two little girls who were abducted by their father in York County ended Thursday when the girls, their father and an accomplice were found dead in Maryland, according to reports.
Robert Vicosa, his two daughters, 6-year-old Aaminah and 7-year-old Giana, and Baltimore County Police Sgt. Tia A. Bynum all died from gunshot wounds inside a stolen car in western Maryland, according to WJZ TV in Baltimore.
A Maryland State Police spokesperson Thursday evening would not identify the four people found shot in the vehicle earlier that afternoon but said it was an adult man, an adult woman and two juveniles.
She said police believe they know who the people are and that the deaths might be related to two earlier incidents, one in Maryland and one in Pennsylvania.
Police in Pennsylvania had attempted to stop the vehicle in connection with the earlier Maryland incident as it approached the state border. Police in Maryland picked up the chase after the vehicle crossed the state line, the spokesperson said.
Officers who approached the vehicle after it crashed around 2:30 p.m. found the adult female driver, an adult man and one of the juveniles dead from apparent gunshot wounds, she said. The other juvenile was alive, but later died of an apparent gunshot wound at a hospital.
Law enforcement in Maryland and Pennsylvania had been pleading with Vicosa and Bynum to do the right thing and return the girls safely.
The ex-Baltimore County cop had been on the run after allegedly abducting his daughters and brutally assaulting the children’s mother at his Windsor Township home last weekend.
Vicosa, 42, and Bynum tied the girls’ mother up at gunpoint before she was held captive in the basement of his home and raped repeatedly until she escaped, according to charging documents.
The girls’ mother filed an emergency PFA against Vicosa at 8:38 a.m. Monday. The PFA names the woman and the two girls.