BREAKING: Teen found wandering in Kentucky says he’s the boy who vanished almost 8 years ago

APRIL 4, 2019

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(CNN) — Almost eight years ago, Timmothy Pitzen and his mother went on a road trip that included stops at a zoo and a water park. Their adventure started after Amy Fry-Pitzen checked her 6-year-old son out of an Illinois elementary school on May 11, 2011.

Three days later, the mother’s body was found in a hotel room in Rockford, Illinois. She had died by suicide, leaving behind a note that said her son was with people who love him.

“You’ll never find him,” the note said.

The article goes on to state the following:

Police and the FBI are investigating whether a teen found wandering in Kentucky on Wednesday is Timmothy. Sharon Hall told CNN she noticed a “fidgety” boy in her Newport neighborhood, not far from the Ohio-Kentucky border. A neighbor’s daughter called police after the boy told them he had run for two hours and that his stomach hurt.
When authorities arrived, he told them his name was Timmothy Pitzen, 14, and he had fled two men who kept him captive for seven years, most recently at a nearby Red Roof Inn, according to a police report. He was unsure of the hotel’s location, authorities said. He apparently escaped and kept running across a bridge into Kentucky, according to the report obtained by CNN affiliate WCPO. People who talked to the boy before police arrived said he was anxious and pleaded for help.
“He walked up to my car and he went, ‘Can you help me?’ ” a 911 caller told dispatchers, according to the affiliate. ” ‘I just want to get home. Please help me.’ I asked him what’s going on, and he tells me he’s been kidnapped and he’s been traded through all these people and he just wanted to go home.”
It was unclear what city he had been in before arriving in Newport. Police checked Red Roof Inns in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas but did not find any clues, according to the report.
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1 Comment

  1. Joretta Hutton April 4th, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    I hope this young man is telling the truth and can be reconciled with his true family.


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