Teen Says He's Timmothy Pitzen Who Vanished in 2011

Teen Says He's Timmothy Pitzen Who Vanished in 2011

According to the FBI, DNA test results indicate the boy found is not Timmothy Pitzen.

Police and the FBI are investigating whether a teen found wandering in Kentucky on Wednesday is Timmothy.

People who talked to him before police arrived said he was anxious and pleaded for help. He said he was Timmothy Pitzen.

Timmothy was last seen at a water park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, with his mother. "We are hoping this isn't a hoax because just imagine the let-down". "I don't know why he would just come here and make that up". "I can't see her doing that, taking his life, that's just not her", he said.

"He looked like he had been beat up, punched in the face a couple of times", one resident told ABC7. The boy was taken to a hospital, but no information was released. Timmothy's grandmother and an aunt said that police were using DNA testing.

He then claims he ran across a bridge from the OH side of the city to the side in Kentucky. "What's hard is the story that he escaped from captors, and your mind goes in too many directions that you don't want to think about". Police said the men drove a white SUV with Wisconsin plates.

"One had black curly hair, Mt. Dew shirt and jeans and has a spider web tattoo on his neck".

"He said that he was exhausted and he's been passed around and he's lost", another said.

About one in seven children reported missing to the center in 2017 were likely to be victims of child sex trafficking, the center said.

Police agencies said they were told to check the Red Roof Inns in the area.

In a Facebook post, the Sharonville Police Department near Cincinnati said it helped check local hotels for the suspects, but reiterated that its officers had no contact with Timmothy, and the information it cited was from a dispatch log.

When he later told authorities his name, it would kick law enforcement authorities nationwide into action.

The boy, who was covered in bruises, told a stranger in Kentucky that he had been held by kidnappers at an inn in Cincinnati, Ohio, but had managed to escape. He described the kidnappers as two white males with "body-builder type build".

Timmothy's family, including his father, has continued searching for him.

This is the boy who identifed as Timmothy, according to CBS Chicago.

"If it turns out to be him, we will be thrilled", she said. Attempts to reach him by telephone for comment were unsuccessful. It was unclear if he was still in Clinton, Iowa, where he now lives, or on his way to Cincinnati to be reunited with his son.

Amy was found dead days later in a Rockford motel along with a note saying her son was "safe" with people who would take care of him. The boy also told police the types of vehicle the men were driving, and told them it has Wisconsin license plates. They don't believe he is a missing person from the Tri-State.

Timmothy Pitzen's grandmother, Alana Anderson, told WISN-TV Wednesday that authorities have told the family very little. Family members thought the blood might have been from a bloody nose a year before.

The boy, his vehicle booster seat and backpack were gone by the time her body was discovered.

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