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Man found near Cincinnati is not Timmothy Pitzen, FBI says

Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 07:41:46-04

LOUISVILLE, KY. -- The teenage boy who was found near Cincinnati Wednesday is not missing boy Timmothy Pitzen, the Louisville FBI said Thursday.

The boy, who was found just outside of Cincinnati in Kentucky, reportedly identified himself as Timmothy to authorities and said he had been held for 7 years.

Pitzen was originally from Illinois and was last seen in the Wisconsin Dells in 2011

Authorities in suburban Cincinnati say the teenage boy claimed to have escaped Wednesday morning in southwestern Ohio after being kidnapped.

Police are trying to determine if the boy is Timmothy Pitzen who disappeared in Illinois in 2011 after authorities said his mother took her own life.

Police in Sharonville, Ohio, said in a short incident report that a 14-year-old boy told authorities Wednesday that he had "just escaped from two kidnappers" he described as white men with body builder-type physiques. They were in Ford SUV with Wisconsin license plates and had been staying at a Red Roof Inn.

The boy told police that after his escape he "kept running across a bridge into" Kentucky.

Police believe Amy Fry-Pitzen picked up her 6-year-old son from school and took him to the zoo and a Wisconsin water park before she apparently killed herself. Her body was found with her wrists slit in a Rockford, Illinois, hotel on May 15, 2011.

"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 tweeted.

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