Missing person cases can be some of the most heartbreaking and fascinating cases to watch and the case of 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen is no different. 8 years ago, Timothy’s mother dropped him off at the zoo and then drove to a hotel room and killed herself. She left behind a letter saying that Timothy was fine but no one would ever find him.
8 years later it now looks like he has been found.
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Wow- A teenage boy who was found by police in Newport, Kentucky, says he is Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared in Illinois seven years ago. https://t.co/hLOahwBmjo
— Heather Childers (@HeatherChilders) April 3, 2019
From Fox News:
Investigators claim that a 14-year-old boy in Ohio identified himself on Wednesday as Timmothy Pitzen, a 6-year-old boy who vanished in 2011, and said he had just escaped the grasp of two kidnappers who allegedly held him for seven years.
The boy told police that on Wednesday morning, he had “just escaped from two kidnappers” whom he described as white men with body builder physiques, according to an incident report from the Sharonville Police Department obtained by The Associated Press.
“One had black curly hair, Mt. Dew shirt and jeans, & has a spider web tattoo on his neck,” the report stated. “The other was short in stature and had a snake tattoo on his arms.”
The self-identified Pitzen said the men were driving a newer model of a Ford SUV with Wisconsin license plates. The boy said that after he escaped, he “kept running across a bridge into Kentucky.”
Hopefully, this isn’t some kind of hoax and the family of Timmothy can finally be reunited with him.