Newport Police are investigating after a teen told police he was abducted seven years ago. Now, several law enforcement agencies are trying to determine if he's Timmothy Pitzen.
The FBI is involved. A statement states its agents are working with Newport Police and Hamilton County Sheriff's detectives as well as police in Aurora, Illinois,
WBBM TV has confirmed with Aurora Police that detectives are coming to the Tri-State to determine if the teen is Timmothy Pitzen. They'll meet with the FBI . The Aurora Police Department has had thousands of tips over the years and each one must be vetted. Police want to leave no stone unturned as they investigate.
Timmothy disappeared in 2011 after his mother took him out of school to go on a 3 day trip to a zoo and water parks. She then committed suicide. According to the Chicago Tribune, Amy Fry-Pitzen left behind a note that stated her son was safe but would never be found.
Pitzen's grandmother said Wednesday, "Don't want to say anything until I know for sure. I just don't want to comment until I know for sure, praying its him and he's okay."
Timmothy Pitzen would be about 14-years-old.