The teen had visible bruises on his face when he was found and told witnesses he had been running for hours, according to USA media reports.
The teenager told police that he was Timmothy and that he had escaped two kidnappers.
Authorities are investigating after a teen who identified himself as missing IL boy Timmothy Pitzen told police he just escaped from his kidnappers.
"Well, he's not here", Timmothy's teacher told Pitzen that afternoon, he later told MyStateline in 2017.
"That we never stopped looking for him".
Over the next two days, Fry-Pitzen and Timmothy visited Brookfield Zoo, KeyLime Cove Water Park in Gurnee and a Wisconsin Dells resort.
Rini's motives for attempting to impersonate Pitzen are not yet clear, but Newport police have confirmed they are investigating the 24-year-old's claims that he'd been kidnapped, as well as acknowledging that he has a history of issuing false statements.
One suspect had black, curly hair, jeans, a Mountain Dew T-shirt, and a spider web tattoo on his neck. We just don't want to get our hopes up.
Six-year-old Timmothy Pitzen vanished under freakish circumstances back in 2011.
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A boy sought help Wednesday in Kentucky, near Cincinnati, claiming to be an Aurora boy who had disappeared seven years ago. He said he escaped and kept running across a bridge in Kentucky.
The 14-year-old boy was seen roaming alone Wednesday morning in Newport, Kentucky, and told officers that he is Timmothy Pitzen, and had just escaped from two kidnappers who had been holding him for seven years.
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Investigators in the Sharonville area searched motels there after the boy said the three were staying at a Red Roof Inn, the newspaper reported. The shorter had a snake tattoo on his arms.
"His mother left me a letter and she said that he would be with people who would love him and take care of him", Anderson said. A woman in Rockton, Illinois, thought she saw a boy resembling the image, but it wasn't him.
In 2015, the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children released an age progression of what Timmothy would look like at 10 years old. Months later, police reported a "concerning" amount of blood had been found in the back seat of Fry-Pitzen's SUV belonging to Timmothy. Police believed the excursions indicated she had planned her son's disappearance in advance. The note ended with a chilling line: "you'll never find him".
Police and the FBI are investigating whether a teen found wandering in Kentucky on Wednesday is Timmothy.
"At this time we have no further information to provide".
A source says DNA is being rushed to the lab and they hope to have it back at some point Wednesday.
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.