Two years later, search continues for missing Illinois boy
On the second anniversary of his disappearance, investigators are reviewing evidence to try to figure out what happened to Timmothy Pitzen.
Surveillance cameras captured video of Timmothy and his mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, as Amy checked him out of school in Aurora, Illinois on May 11, 2011 and as the two visited two resorts in Wisconsin.
The last time anyone heard from Timmothy was May 13, 2011 when he spoke with a relative via his mother’s cell phone. Timmothy and Amy were about five miles west of Sterling, Illinois at that time.
Amy’s body was found in a hotel room May 14, 2011. Police said she had apparently committed suicide with a knife.
In a post marking two years since Amy’s body was found, a Facebook page dedicated to finding Timmothy said detectives believe the boy is still alive.
The post quotes an article from WIFR that says it is still a missing person’s case, and that police field about five calls a month from people who say they’ve spotted Timmothy. Investigators were re-examining evidence and revisiting more than 60 people who all consistently say Amy would never have harmed her son.
The recent discovery of three women ten years after they vanished in Cleveland inspires supporters to not give up.
Timmothy Pitzen was six years old when he vanished. He is nearly nine years old now.
Anyone with information about Timmothy should call 911.