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Teenager is not long-missing Timmothy Pitzen

Teenager is not long-missing Timmothy Pitzen

A name and birthday that he gave to police matched Pitzen's.

Authorities were trying Thursday to confirm the identity of a teenager who told police he fled from kidnappers and is an IL boy missing since 2011.

The boy said he had recently been held in a Red Roof Inn by a duo of muscular white men. "We've had false reports and false hopes before".

According to the FBI, DNA test results indicate the boy found is not Timmothy Pitzen. "She's been following this story since we moved in the house", said Melendez, who bought the house from the boy's father.

Reve Walsh and John Walsh speak during The National Center For Missing And Exploited Children, the Fraternal Order of the Police and the Justice Department's 16th Annual Congressional Breakfast at The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington on May 18, 2011. Police said Pitzen left a suicide note that said, "Tim is somewhere safe with people who love him and will care for him".

After escaping, the boy said he ran and "kept running across a bridge" until he reached Kentucky in OH, according to the police report. He was last seen with his mother in IL before she was found dead in a motel room after apparently taking her own life. She was later found dead in a hotel room in Rockford, Illinois.

Police in Sharonville, Ohio, located near Cincinnati, said the boy identified himself as Timmothy Pitzen, who would now be 14 years old.

Maternal grandmother Alana Anderson celebrated Timmothy's seventh birthday by planting a 7-year-old blue spruce in her backyard, buying him a birthday card and cutting out pictures of things she wanted to buy for him: A skateboard, a remote-control helicopter.

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Timmothy Pitzen of Aurora, Illinois, was last seen at a water park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. After leaving the resort, Fry-Pitzen purchased children's clothes in Racine, Wis., and gas and beverages in Johnson Creek, Wis., authorities said. The witness also said you could "see the fear on him and how nervous he was".

Early reports said the person was a teen, but he's not, said a police official.

Pitzen's disappearance has baffled authorities for years.

Law enforcement has not confirmed the teen's identity.

People who talked to him before police arrived said he was anxious and pleaded for help. He'd been staying at a Red Roof Inn and said his kidnappers drove a Ford SUV with unknown Wisconsin license plates.

Timmothy Pitzen, missing since May 12, 2011, is shown in both an undated photo and a rendition of what he may look like at age 13 on a poster obtained by Reuters April 4, 2019. "I'm very hopeful that it's him and that he's okay... and he's going to come back to us", Anderson said.

"All information that we obtained is from Campbell County, Kentucky." it said.

"I always wonder what she told Timmothy", Pitzen told People in 2015. His mother had taken him out of school, citing a family emergency, before bringing the boy on a three-day road trip that ended with her suicide.