Boy Claiming To Be Missing Timmothy Pitzen Gives Police Correct Birth Date
A boy claiming to be missing child Timmothy Pitzen has given the correct birth date to police.
The 14-year-old also gave police the correct middle name, James, the same as his dad's Christian name, according to CBS Chicago.
The family of Timmothy are now awaiting the results of a DNA test, which are expected in the next 24 hours.
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.
The boy who identified himself as #timmothypitzen gave police his proper birthday. He also gave his middle name as James which is the first name of his father. Timmothy Pitzen was last seen in May 2011. That was just before his mother took her life. @cbschicago
- Mike Puccinelli (@MPuccinelliCBS2) April 4, 2019
He said after fleeing from the room he 'kept running across a bridge' and seemingly crossed the state line in to Kentucky. According to CBS Chicago, a woman who spoke to the boy said he had been running for 'two hours' and that he'd been 'passed around for seven years'.
An official report about the case states: "Timothy described the two kidnappers as two male, whites, body-builder type build.
"One had black curly hair, Mt. Dew shirt and jeans and has a spider web tattoo on his neck. The other was short in stature and had a snake tattoo on his arms."
Pitzen, from Aurora in Illinois, disappeared after his mother picked him up from school and took him on a holiday, before killing herself.
Her body was found in a motel room and there was no sign of Timmothy. According to reports at the time, a note was found which said the boy was safe but added, 'You'll never find him.'
Earlier today, Timmothy's grandmother, Alana Anderson, said she didn't want to get her hopes up.
Speaking to WISN-TV, she said: "We just know a 14-year-old boy was found and went to the police.
"We don't want to get our hopes up and our family's hopes up until we know something.
"We've had false reports and false hopes before."
Featured Image Credit: Aurora Police Department