Fourteen-year-old recognizes himself as Timmothy Pitzen, who was six where reference is disappeared in Illinois
In 2011, six-year-old Timmothy Pitzen’s mother picked him up at clas in Illinois, made him to the zoo and a water park, and then killed himself at a hotel, leaving a tone in which she said her son was fine but that no one would ever find him.
On Wednesday, a 14 -year-old boy came forward to tell officials he was Timmothy. The son claimed he had fleeing from two kidnappers in the Cincinnati area and then absconded across a connect into Kentucky. Dominions from Timmothy’s home town of Aurora, Illinois, are now checking out the teenager’s story.
” We’ve possibly had thousands of tips of him popping up in different spheres ,” said Sgt Bill Rowley, of Aurora police.” We have no idea what we’re driving down there for. It could be Pitzen. It could be a hoax .”
Timmothy Pitzen’s grandmother, Alana Anderson, told WISN-TV that the authorities had told the family very few.” We just know a 14 -year-old boy was learnt and went to the police ,” she said.” We don’t want to get our hopes up and our family’s hopes up until we know something. We just don’t want to do our hopes up. We’ve had false-hearted reports and false hopes before .”
Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville wrote in a short occurrence report that the son said here on Wednesday morning he had” merely fleeing from two kidnappers”, whom he described as grey subjects with bodybuilder-type physiques. They were in a Ford SUV with Wisconsin licence platefuls and had been staying at a Red Roof Inn.
Sharonville police said on the department’s Facebook page that the information about the boy’s reported escape was received by police in Campbell County, Kentucky.
” The City of Sharonville police department, like every other police bureau in the greater Cincinnati area, was requested to check their Red Roof Inn hotels regarding this incident ,” the announce predict.” To the best of our knowledge, we have no information indicating that the missing minor was ever in the City of Sharonville .”
The FBI said in its offices in Cincinnati and in Louisville, Kentucky, were working on a missing child investigation with Aurora police and police bureaux in Cincinnati and Newport, Kentucky, and the Hamilton County sheriff’s office in Ohio. The FBI offered no other details.
The body of 43-year-old Amy Fry-Pitzen was found at a hotel in Rockford, Illinois, on 15 May 2011. Police believed she killed herself after making Timmothy to the zoo and a Wisconsin water park.
A note she left said Timmothy was fine but that no would find him. Police investigating her demise said she took steps that suggested she may have fell her lad off with a acquaintance. At the time, police searched for Timmothy in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa.
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