NEWPORT, Ky. — The family of Timmothy Pitzen was waiting to see if a boy found in Newport, Kentucky Wednesday could be the same child who has been missing since 2011, but it turned out to be another false lead.
The FBI said it was conducting DNA tests of a boy who, according to a police report, identified himself as 14-year-old Timmothy Pitzen.
However, the test results indicate the person is not Timmothy, the FBI in Louisville said Thursday.
"To be clear, law enforcement has not and will not forget Timmothy, and we hope to one day reunite him with his family," an FBI spokesman said in a written statement. "Unfortunately, that day will not be today."
Pitzen, of Aurora, Illinois, hasn't been seen since he was 6-years-old.
After his mother was found dead of apparent suicide, police found his blood in the back seat of her SUV.
Following the announcement that the boy is not Timmothy, the FBI said it will continue to support the investigation.
The agency asked anyone with genuine information about the case to call Aurora, Illinois police at 630-256-5000 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.