Person found in Kentucky is not missing IL boy

Person found in Kentucky is not missing IL boy

"DNA results have been returned indicating the person in question is not Timmothy Pitzen", FBI spokesman Timothy Beam in Louisville said in a statement.

A person claiming to be 14 years old also told police in Kentucky Wednesday that he had just escaped from kidnappers in the Cincinnati area after being held captive for seven years.

Authorities and Timmothy's family had reacted cautiously to the latest turn in the case after a multitude of disappointments over the years, according to The Associated Press.

"There have been so many tips and sightings and whatnot, and you try not to panic or be overly excited", said Timmothy's grandmother, Alana Anderson.

For the next three days they were on what seemed like a little boy's dream road trip, visiting a water park resort and doing other fun things.

The body of 43-year-old Amy Fry-Pitzen was found on May 15, 2011. The note she left also said, "You'll never find him". "You will never find him", the note said.

Sharon Hall told CNN she noticed a "fidgety" boy in her Newport neighborhood, not far from the Ohio-Kentucky border.

Police have said Timmothy's mother might have dropped the boy off with a friend, noting that his vehicle seat and Spider-Man backpack were gone.

Wednesday's development was viewed as a potentially major breakthrough in the case of Pitzen, who was last seen on Thursday, May 12, 2011.

He was unsure of the hotel's location, authorities said.

The individual had described his kidnappers as two men of "bodybuilder type build". He said one man has black curly hair, a spider web tattoo on his neck, and was was wearing a Mountain Dew shirt and jeans.


At the time, police searched for Timmothy in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. They asked anyone with genuine information about the case to call Aurora police at 630-256-5000 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

Now police in multiple states are trying to find the suspects. Police say the story of the teenager found wandering streets in Newport, Kentucky, on Wednesday didn't check out.

"We have this child who said he ran away".

"He walked up to my auto and he went, 'Can you help me?' " a 911 caller told dispatchers, according to the affiliate.

The grandmother of an IL boy missing since 2011 says she's trying not to get her hopes up after hearing that he might be alive.

It was unclear what city he had been in before arriving in Newport. They were in a Ford SUV with Wisconsin license plates and had been staying at a Red Roof Inn.

The case left police, Timmothy's family and his hometown wondering whether he was dead or alive.

"I have one image". His mother picked him up at school in Aurora, Illinois, on May 11, 2011. Authorities said she killed herself.

Over the years, family members have said the mother had a history of depression, and her marriage was failing. Police said she took steps that suggest she might have dropped her son off with a friend.

Security video footage from their stops showed a relaxed and beaming mother and son on what appeared to be a fun adventure.

"Law enforcement has not and will not forget Timmothy, and we hope to one day reunite him with his family", the statement added.

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