Teen who claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen is not him: FBI

by Kim Boateng Posted on April 4th, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky: Authorities have concluded that the teenager who claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen, a boy who disappeared in 2011, is not him.

According to the FBI in Louisville, DNA results have been returned indicating the person in question is not Timmothy Pitzen.

The teen, found roaming a Kentucky neighborhood Wednesday, claimed that he was Timmothy Pitzen and that he had been held captive for several years.

Almost eight years ago, Timmothy Pitzen and his mother went on a road trip that included stops at a zoo and a water park. Their adventure started after Amy Fry-Pitzen checked her 6-year-old son out of an Illinois elementary school on May 11, 2011.

Three days later, the mother’s body was found in a hotel room in Rockford, Illinois. She had died by suicide, leaving behind a note that said her son was with people who love him.

“You’ll never find him,” the note said.

The FBI said authorities are still working to figure out the true identity of the teen and will continue to work to find the real Timmothy Pitzen.

“A local investigation continues into this person’s true identity. To be clear, law enforcement has not and will not forget Timmothy, and we hope to one day reunite him with his family. Unfortunately, that day will not be today,” the FBI said on Twitter.

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