Federal Bureau of Investigation rejects teen's claim to be long-missing boy

Boy last seen in Wisconsin in 2011 possibly found alive, says he was held captive

Boy last seen in Wisconsin in 2011 possibly found alive, says he was held captive

"We still have no confirmation of the identity of the person located, but hope to have something later this afternoon or early this evening", Aurora police tweeted Thursday morning.

DNA test results expected today could prove a teenager who said he escaped from his kidnappers is the same boy who vanished almost eight years ago.

"Can you help me?" the boy asked, identifying himself as Timmothy Pitzen, who went missing in 2011 when he was six years old.

Pitzen's aunt, Kara Jacobs, said the family was overjoyed and scared at the same time when they got word that the boy could have been found.

Over the next two days, Fry-Pitzen and Timmothy visited Brookfield Zoo, KeyLime Cove Water Park in Gurnee and a Wisconsin Dells resort.

Fry-Pitzen later was found dead at a hotel in IL in a suicide. 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.

"I just prayed that when he was old enough that he would remember us and contact us", she said.

"Our primary focus here is in assisting the FBI in their investigation, and provide information from our missing person case involving Timmothy Pitzen, should this prove to be him", Aurora police said.

Pitzen was reported missing May 12, 2011 when he was 6 years old.

According to the report, the boy escaped and kept running across a bridge into Kentucky and said they'd been staying at a Red Roof Inn but did not know where.

He told investigators he escaped two kidnappers who have held him captive for seven years, according to a Sharonville, Ohio, police report. That is Timmothy Pitzen's birthday.

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"The City of Sharonville Police Department, like every other police agency in the greater Cincinnati area, was requested to check their Red Roof Inn hotels regarding this incident", the Facebook post read. The second man is short with a snake tattoo on his arm.

Her suicide note assured readers Timmothy was safe but would never be found.

We've probably had thousands of tips of him popping up in different areas. The boy was taken to a Cincinnati hospital, but no information on his condition was released immediately.

Alana Anderson, Timmothy's maternal grandmother, told ABC News that she has been in touch with Aurora police and is expecting them to call her again as soon as they have determined whether the boy is Timmothy.

Timmothy's mother, Amy, 42, picked up her son from his elementary school on May 11, 2011.

Under federal law, when a child is reported missing to law enforcement authorities, they must be entered into the database.

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

Baughman says "it was just one of those moments where you maintain hope and be supportive and say a lot of prayers".

She left a note saying the boy was fine but no one would find him, according to the Associated Press.

"It was certainly a time of emotional confusion as a community", said former Principal Nick Baughman.

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