Teenager is not long-missing Timmothy Pitzen

Teenager is not long-missing Timmothy Pitzen

Teenager is not long-missing Timmothy Pitzen

A 14-year-old boy who said he escaped from two kidnappers in OH told authorities he is from IL, where he went missing almost eight years ago when his mother apparently took her own life.

The woman who called 911 after she found the boy wandering the streets said he told her he'd been running for hours, crossing the bridge from Cincinnati into Newport, after escaping his kidnappers.

In the report the boy described two kidnappers, saying they drove a Ford SUV with Wisconsin licence plates.

Timmothy Pitzen was only 6 years old when he disappeared from Aurora, Illinois.

Fry-Pitzen, who suffered from depression, slit her wrists in the motel room, police said. He was spotted on surveillance video at various parks and resorts days after his mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, picked him up from his elementary school just outside of Chicago.

Timmothy Pitzen disappeared in 2011 from Aurora, Illinois, around the time of his mother's suicide, and there have been a multitude of false sightings and hoaxes over the years. She added, "I feel so sorry for the young man who's obviously had a frightful time and felt the need to say he was somebody else". No one heard from either of them until Friday afternoon, when Fry-Pitzen called friends and family and told them she and Timmothy were fine and not in danger.

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

"We hope it's true", his aunt, Kara Jacobs, told CBS2 TV in Chicago.

At the time, police searched for Timmothy in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa, but he was never found.

We've probably had thousands of tips of him popping up in different areas. She said his mother loved him very much but appeared "very sad" the morning she went to take her son out of school. "She felt that her life had come to an end and she was going to end her life and she didn't want to leave him without good parenting".

"I'm like, 'OK, she's upset with me for some reason, she needs some time to calm down, '" Pitzen told "Crime Watch Daily".

Following the announcement that the boy is not Timmothy, the FBI said it will continue to support the investigation. Police believed the excursions indicated she had planned her son's disappearance in advance.

Police said Pitzen then checked herself into a motel in Rockford, Illinois, that night and apparently killed herself.

In 2013, her phone was discovered on the side of a northern IL road, but its data did not offer new direction. One had black curly hair, a Mt. Dew shirt and jeans, and has a spider web tattoo on his neck. The other, according to "Timmothy", is short with a snake tattoo on his arms. On Wednesday night, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced it was working with local law enforcement to determine whether the teen's story is true. They want to let him know that everything will be OK. Though Bourdin was clearly not a blonde-haired, blue-eyed teenager (he was almost 23 at the time of his claim), he was taken in by Barclay's family until a private investigator determined definitively that he was not the missing teen.

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