UPDATE: The FBI said the missing person was NOT the missing child..
DNA tests indicate that the young man, who identified himself to authorities in Campbell County, Kentucky, on Wednesday morning, is not the boy from Aurora, Illinois, who disappeared at age 6.
His real name is Brian Michael Rini, 23, of Medina, Ohio, an official with the Newport Police Department in Kentucky told NBC News.
“Although we are disappointed that this turned out to be a hoax, we remain diligent in our search for Timmothy, as our missing person’s case remains unsolved,” officials with the Aurora Police Department said.
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His name was Timmothy Pitzen.. after being taken out of school in 2011 to go on a trip, she was found dead no a hotel with a suicide note saying Timmothy was safe and “you will never find him.”
Fast forward to today:
People who talked to him before police arrived said he was anxious and pleaded for help.
“He walked up to my car and he went, ‘Can you help me?’” a 911 caller told dispatchers, according to the affiliate. “’I just want to get home. Please help me.’ I asked him what’s going on, and he tells me he’s been kidnapped and he’s been traded through all these people and he just wanted to go home.”
It was unclear what city he’d escaped from before arriving in Newport. Police agencies in the area checked nearby Red Roof Inn hotels and did not find anything, according to the report.
In a Facebook post, the Sharonville Police Department near Cincinnati said it helped check local hotels for the suspects, but its officers had no contact with Timmothy.
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