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Post by kiwimom on Sun May 15, 2011 3:44 am

Aurora boy missing after mother found dead

                                   Amy J. Fry-Pitzen (right) and her son Timothy
                                               
10:08 p.m. CDT, May 14, 2011
                                       
Aurora police are leading the search for a missing 6-year-old
boy whose mother was found dead today in a Rockford motel room from an
apparent suicide.

The mother, Amy J. Fry-Pitzen, 43, was
discovered dead by Rockford police this afternoon inside of a motel room
in the 3800 block of 11th Street in Rockford, with no signs of her son,
Timothy, Aurora police said in a news release.
Fry-Pitzen, of the 400 block of North Highland Avenue in Aurora, suffered slit wrists, authorities said.
The mom left a note saying that Timothy was fine and that she left him in
the care of unnamed individuals, authorities said. Aurora detectives are
working with other police departments in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa
hoping to gain new leads. Fry-Pitzen has several relatives and friends
in Iowa, police added.

After Fry-Pitzen's husband reported the
pair missing on Thursday, police discovered that Fry-Pitzen had checked
her son out of his school the previous morning.

After getting her son Wednesday, police said the pair stayed at the Key Lime Cove
Resort in Gurnee that night before heading to the Kalahari Resort in the
Wisconsin Dells on Thursday night. Fry-Pitzen was also seen at
Sullivan’s Foods in the 700 block of Elida Street in Winnebago, Ill., at
around 8 p.m. Friday.

Several of the woman's family members and
acquaintances spoke with her Friday. Fry-Pitzen told them that she and
her son were fine and not in danger. One relative spoke with the child,
who didn't sound as if he was in any distress, police said.

Timothy is described as a white, about 4-foot-2 inches tall, weighing about 70 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who may have seen Timothy in recent days is asked to call Aurora Police
at 630-256-5500, or their local authorities by dialing 911.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-aurora-boy-missing-after-mother-found-dead-20110514,0,5866281.story?track=rss


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Re: TIMMOTHY J PITZEN - 6 yo (2011) - Rockford IL

Post by twinkletoes on Sun May 15, 2011 4:11 am

Kiwi, this is very close to Annabeth.

How do they know someone didn't force her to write note!!

Seems odd that she didn't say where her son is.

I guess I'm overly suspicious but this smells hinky.
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Post by twinkletoes on Sun May 15, 2011 4:27 am

Boy missing after mom apparently commits suicide

Posted:
May 15, 2011 12:02 AM EDT

Updated:
May 15, 2011 12:02 AM EDT






ROCKFORD (WREX) -Aurora, Illinois Police want your help finding a missing six-year-old boy from Aurora whose 43-year-old mother. The mother was found dead earlier today after apparently committing suicide inside a Rockford motel room.

The missing boy is Timothy J. Pitzen. He is 4'2", weighs approximately 70 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Amy J. Fry-Pitzen's husband, who is the boy's father, reported them missing shortly after 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 12. At around 2:00 Saturday afternoon, Aurora Police were contacted by Rockford authorities saying that Amy was found with slit wrists in
a motel room in the 3800 block of 11th Street in Rockford. Police found a note saying Timothy was fine and in the care of unnamed people.

Aurora Police have confirmed that Amy and Timothy stayed at the Key Lime Cove Resort in Gurnee, Illinois on Wednesday night; and the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells on Thursday night. Amy was also seen at Sullivan's Foods in the 700 block of Elida Street in Winnebago, Illinois, at around 8:00 p.m., Friday.

Detectives are working with numerous jurisdictions in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa, in order to gain additional leads and information.

Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora Police at (630) 256-5500.


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Re: TIMMOTHY J PITZEN - 6 yo (2011) - Rockford IL

Post by kiwimom on Sun May 15, 2011 4:35 am

I sent Annabeth a PM about it when I first heard about it in case she missed it on the main blog
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Re: TIMMOTHY J PITZEN - 6 yo (2011) - Rockford IL

Post by TomTerrific0420 on Sun May 15, 2011 3:27 pm

I would be interested to see the tox reports on the Mom.
It is feasible to stage a suicide and possibly she was coerced into writing that note. I agree. Seems she would have mentioned who had the boy, unless she's trying to hide him from the father. Another scenario: Dad offed both and this is his way of pointing the suspect floodlight away from him.


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Re: TIMMOTHY J PITZEN - 6 yo (2011) - Rockford IL

Post by Annabeth on Sun May 15, 2011 10:23 pm

I have been keeping up with this story here.....Rockford is about an hour and a half from me. This story is starting to really worry me as to the welfare of little Tim. She killed herself but left a note saying her son was fine, so where the heck is he.
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Post by Annabeth on Sun May 15, 2011 10:26 pm

Forgot to say that the places she stayed such as Key Lime Cove is really close to me, it is next to Six Flags in Gurnee. Then they went to the Dells over 3 hours away, that is weird. Then Mom ends up with slit wrists in a Rockford hotel....very fishy
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Re: TIMMOTHY J PITZEN - 6 yo (2011) - Rockford IL

Post by kiwimom on Mon May 16, 2011 12:08 am

Annabeth wrote:Forgot to say that the places she stayed such as Key Lime Cove is really close to me, it is next to Six Flags in Gurnee. Then they went to the Dells over 3 hours away, that is weird. Then Mom ends up with slit wrists in a Rockford hotel....very fishy
Thanks for the info Annabeth. If a mother plans suicide, they often take their children with them too, but this is a very strange case. I hope she really has left Timothy with someone who he's safe with.


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Re: TIMMOTHY J PITZEN - 6 yo (2011) - Rockford IL

Post by kiwimom on Mon May 16, 2011 12:11 am

Aurora police continue search for missing boy


Timothy Pitzen, 6 of Aurora, is missing after his mother's apparent suicide.
(Family photo / May 15, 2011)
As Aurora police today continued their search for a boy
missing after his mother's apparent suicide in a Rockford hotel room,
the boy's father waited, hoping for good news from authorities on his
son's whereabouts.

James Pitzen, 39, last saw his son Timothy Wednesday morning on his way
to kindergarten. Pitzen's wife, Amy Pitzen-Fry checked the boy out of
school about 8:30 a.m. that day, before going to Brookfield Zoo and to
the Key Lime Cove Water Park in Gurnee that night, police said.

She called relatives Friday afternoon to say that the two were not in
danger. That night she was seen at a Sullivan's Foods in Winnebago
before checking into a motel in Rockford about 11:15 p.m. without her
son, police said. The next day, motel workers found her body.

"She's never done anything like this before," James Pitzen said today, standing in a room filled with Timothy's toys.

Timothy was last seen about 10:10 a.m. Friday when Pitzen-Fry checked
out of the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. The mobile-phone
calls later that day were made from the Sterling area, about 80 miles
west of Aurora, police said.

Pitzen-Fry was a "wonderful" wife and mother, said Timothy's paternal
grandmother Linda Pitzen this afternoon outside the Pitzens' house.

"It's just terrible not knowing where he is or who he's with or what happened," she said.

Timothy is a warm, playful boy, always giggling and smiling, Linda
Pitzen said. "He is just happy-go-lucky, with a smile that just melts
you," she said.

On Friday Pitzen-Fry and the boy spoke with Timothy's uncle, Chuck
Pitzen. Pitzen-Fry said nothing to explain her actions, but Timothy
seemed fine, the family said.

"We couldn't figure out what happened when she just took off. Then we
got the call yesterday," Linda Pitzen said. "We just expected them to
come home."

Police from Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa are searching for the boy.
Timothy is 4-foot-2, weighs about 70 pounds and has brown hair and brown
eyes.

Anyone with information about Timothy's whereabouts was asked to call
Aurora police at 630-256-5500, or local authorities at 911.
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Post by Annabeth on Mon May 16, 2011 12:41 am

They said she entered the Rockford motel alone, so somewhere between the Dells and Rockford (about a 1 1/2 hour drive) she did something with him......The Kalahari Resort is on the outskirts of the Main Dells area and is very, very nice......just cannot imagine what she did with this child, praying he is alive and well..
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Post by twinkletoes on Mon May 16, 2011 6:36 am

That's the same thing Trent Duckett's mom said when she committed suicide. Many in LE believe Trent is alive, that she sent him to another country to get him away from his father.

I'm still not sure this is a suicide.

We had a man claim his GF committed suicide last week. He has been charged with murder.
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Post by kiwimom on Mon May 16, 2011 8:19 am

Search Continues For Missing Aurora Boy


Updated: Sunday, 15 May 2011, 9:17 PM CDT
Published : Sunday, 15 May 2011, 9:16 PM CDT

Tisha Lewis, FOX Chicago News


Aurora, Il. - Investigators have expanded
their search efforts to include the Chicagoland while 6 year old Timothy
Pitzen’s father and grandmother have started a prayer chain, hoping to
hear good news. According to Pitzen’s grandmother, Linda Pitzen, “Please if anybody sees anything, please just call 911. We just want him home.” Linda
Pitzen's makes a plea for the safe return of her grandson, Timothy, who
was last seen Friday morning with his mother Amy Pitzen-Fry. Later Friday night, Pitzen-Fry was discovered dead and her 6 year old son has has disappeared. “Our
prayers and hopes to God and we pray that he'll be found… It's pretty
hard on all of us. We don't know anything,” said Pitzen. According
to Dan Ferrelli, a spokesperson with the Aurora Police Department,
“We're working with authorities in Rockford, we're working with
authorities in Iowa, she apparently had some connections to Iowa… and
also in the Chicagoland area too, trying to get the information out
there along with the boy's picture.” Family members say the mother checked her son out of school Wednesday morning. After
leaving Aurora the two stopped at Key Lime Cove Water Park in Gurnee
before heading to the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. The two checked out Friday morning, even making calls from the Sterling Rock Falls area. “At
that point and time everything seemed to be fine with the mother and
the child also talked to some friends and relatives, he seemed to be
fine,” said Ferrelli. But when mom showed up to the Rockford Motel later that night, police say she was alone. Her dead body was discovered by motel workers Saturday afternoon, along with a message. According to Ferrelli, “She did leave a note saying that the boy was fine and he was being cared for by some unnamed people.” Linda Pitzen describes a woman who would never harm her son. According
to Pitzen, “My daughter in law was a very wonderful mother, wonderful
wife, wonderful daughter-in-law, wonderful daughter, she's just a
wonderful woman and this is just tragic.”
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Post by kiwimom on Tue May 17, 2011 1:58 am

Search continues for missing Aurora boy

Updated at 07:12 PM today
Video
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8134066


Family members of a missing 6-year-old boy from Aurora remain hopeful that he will be found safe. Related Content

Story: Aurora police searching for missing 6-year-old boyPhotos:Police search for missing persons

Timothy Pitzen was last seen Friday in Wisconsin Dells with his mother,
Amy Fry-Pitzen, 43. Authorities found Fry-Pitzen's 2004 Ford Expedition
in the parking lot of the same Rockford motel where she committed
suicide on Saturday after she and her son had visited a Wisconsin Dells
water park. She left a note saying the boy was in the care of friends,
but she didn't say who he was with. Police have confirmed the boy's
child seat and a Spiderman backpack are both missing from the car his
mother was driving. The child's paternal grandfather tells ABC7 that the family believes Timothy is safe. "It's just been very strange. We have no idea where he is at. We believe he is alive," said Dan Pitzen, grandfather, of Ohio. When
asked if Fry-Pitzen and her husband had any problems in their marriage,
Dan Pitzen said, "there's normal things in marriages, but nothing that
was serious." Police are looking for the boy in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. "She
may have had ssome friends, acquaintances, family in those different
areas," said Dan Ferrelli, Aurora police spokesperson. Timothy
and his mother lived in the 400 block of North Highland Avenue in Aurora
with the father. He reported them missing on Thursday. On Friday, Amy
Fry-Pitzen contacted family members and acquaintances saying she and
Timothy were fine and not in danger. In their investigation,
Aurora police have uncovered that Fry-Pitzen checked Timothy out of
school on Wednesday in the southwest suburb The two apparently visited
Brookfield Zoo on Wednesday and then checked in to Key Lime Cove Resort
in Gurnee. They were last seen in Wisconsin Dells. Detectives
also said that Amy checked herself into the Rockford Inn Friday night.
Before checking in, she went to a local grocery store in Winnebago and
was not seen with her son. "We do have her on video at about 8
o'clock Friday night inside that grocery store in Winnebago County.
Apparently Timothy is not with her," said Ferrelli. The missing
boy is 4 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 70 pounds and has brown hair and
brown eyes. Anyone who has any information on the case is asked to call
Aurora police at 630-256-5500 or 911.
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Post by kiwimom on Tue May 17, 2011 3:19 am

New Details in Search for Missing Aurora Boy, Timothy Pitzen


Updated: Monday, 16 May 2011, 9:53 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 16 May 2011, 9:53 PM CDT

Sun-Times Media Wire


Aurora, Ill. - Police have released new
details that emerged Monday afternoon in their search for 6-year-old
Timothy Pitzen, the boy whose mother was found dead over the weekend at a
motel in Rockford, the victim of an apparent suicide. Authorities
have confirmed that Timothy’s child safety seat and Spider Man backpack
are both missing from the 2004 Ford Expedition SUV his mother was
driving, a release Monday night from Aurora police said. The discovery
came Monday when detectives were reviewing pictures of items left in the
vehicle with Timothy’s father at the time it was found in the parking
lot of the Rockford motel. Timothy’s mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, killed
herself in a room at the same motel, the Rockford Inn, on Saturday. The
discovery could lend credence to a working theory detectives have that
Amy could have possibly dropped Timothy off with a friend or
acquaintance, the release said. In addition, detectives were able
to confirm through credit card receipts that Amy apparently purchased
some children’s clothes and toys from a Shopko store in the 4800 block
of Washington Avenue in Racine, Wisconsin on Friday morning about 11:15
a.m.; and some gasoline and beverages from a Qwik-Trip store located
just off I-94 in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin about 2:20 p.m., Friday. The
last time anyone saw Timothy is when he and his mother were checking
out of the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells about 10:10 a.m.
Friday. Surveillance video from the resort shows Timothy to be
wearing shorts that are possibly blue in color and a brown t-shirt with
white socks. His shoes are not identifiable in the video. Timothy is 4-foot-2, weighs approximately 70 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Amy had left a note in the motel room indicating that the boy was fine and was in the care of unnamed persons. Even
with the new discovery police reiterate that they are working on
numerous theories and are continuing to try and cultivate leads in the
case. Authorities know that, based on cell phone records, between
approximately noon and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Amy and Timothy were in the
Sterling/Rock Falls, Illinois area where Amy placed several calls to
family and friends. A relative talked with Timothy who told police that
he did not sound as though he was in danger. That conversation was the
last that anyone has had with the boy. Police know that Amy was
seen without Timothy at Sullivan’s Foods in the 700 block of Elida
Street in Winnebago Illinois about 8 pm. Friday; and when she checked
herself into the Rockford Inn, located in the 3800 block of 11th Street,
between 11:15 and 11:30 p.m. Friday. The food store and the motel are
about 20 minutes apart. Amy’s body was discovered at approximately 12:30
p.m. Saturday. Aurora Police are working with several
jurisdictions in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa including the Rockford,
Illinois Police Department and an ADAM Team from the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children. Anyone who believes they saw
either the boy, his mother, and/or anyone who may have been with them
--- or anyone who may have information on the case— is asked to call
Aurora Police at (630) 256-5500, or their local authorities by dialing
911.http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/tim-pitzen-timothy-amy-fry-missing-mom-killed-suicide-rockford-aurora-new-details-20110516
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Post by TomTerrific0420 on Wed May 18, 2011 2:35 am

A week after his mom pulled him out of his
kindergarten class, dozens of police officers are now looking for the
6-year-old Aurora boy who has not been seen since his mother’s apparent
suicide.




On Tuesday, the FBI and U.S. Marshal’s Office
joined the hunt, increasing the already sizable team searching for
Timothy Pitzen. The new agents join a specialized missing child team
dispatched Monday and investigators from Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Timothy was last seen with his mother, Amy
Fry-Pitzen, 43. She checked the boy out of Greenman Elementary School on
May 11, then took him on what appears to be a small, unannounced
vacation to Brookfield Zoo, Key Lime Cove Resort in Gurnee and Kalahari
Resort in Wisconsin. When they checked out of Kalahari, it was the last
time Amy and Timothy were seen together, police said.

Amy’s body was found in a Rockford motel room
Saturday afternoon. Police said she had slit her wrists and left a note
saying Timothy was safe and being cared for, without indicating where he
was. Police have tracked Amy’s phone calls and credit card receipts as
far as Racine Wis., Sterling, Ill., and Johnson Creek, Wis.

Police have considered that Amy, who had a history
of depression, might have given Timothy to someone with a false story
that the boy was in danger. That theory might have gained some traction
when police learned Monday night that Timothy’s car seat and Spider-Man
backpack were missing from Amy’s Ford Expedition.

Police and family members in Aurora have stressed
that the boy would be safe at home, where he has people who love him,
including his father, Jim Pitzen.

On Tuesday, the family was talking to as many
different media outlets as possible, trying to make sure Timothy’s
picture is spread as far as possible, while also making final
arrangements on Amy’s funeral. At the same time, police are trying to
narrow the area where Timothy might be.

Timothy lived with his mother and father in the 400
block of North Highland Avenue in Aurora. He is 4-foot-2, about 70
pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. According to a surveillance
video, he was last seen wearing shorts, a brown T-shirt and white socks.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Aurora police at 630-256-5500, or local police by dialing 911.


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Post by kiwimom on Wed May 18, 2011 5:24 am

6-year-old Timothy Pitzen vanished last Friday, his mother was found dead in a Rockford motel room. Now Timothy's family and authorities are combing the QCA for clues.

The search for the boy stretches from suburban Chicago across Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Family members said Timothy's father is from Clinton, Iowa. If anyone has seen Timothy, they're hoping missing juvenile flyers will help bring him home safely.

The father's side of the family said Timothy is a vibrant, energetic little boy, who's always playing outside and loves his parents. Family members said they're on a mission to find him by posting signs in gas stations and stores around the QCA.

"Yea, we all are, we want our family back," said one of the father's sister Becky Schmidt.

Police said Timothy and his mother, 43–year–old Amy Fry–Pitzen went to Wisconsin Dells on Friday before she apparently killed herself in a Rockford motel. They said she left a note saying the boy was fine, giving family members some hope.

"She did say that he's with someone who loves him. So that is a little bit of comfort but that's all we know," said Jenny West, another sister of Timothy's father.

"We know that his book bag is missing and his car seat is missing, which is a good sign, hoping that he's still here," said Schmidt.

Authorities think Fry–Pitzen may have dropped her son off with a friend before heading to Rockford. Family members said Timothy's parents recently had an argument, which they tried to stay out of.

"Everybody's heart is really heavy right now and we're trying to find Tim and it's not gonna heal everything. But if we can put a little bit of stability back into my brother's life by bringing his son back, it would be amazing," said Schmidt.

If you have any information on where Timothy might be, call the Aurora Police Department at 630–256–5050. The family said they've also contacted the Clinton Police Department.
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Post by kiwimom on Thu May 19, 2011 11:25 am

Search for missing boy shifts
Investigators focus on Rock Falls for information on Aurora 6-year-old
May 18, 2011


As authorities expressed increasing concern about a missing 6-year-old
Aurora boy and shifted their search to the Rock Falls area, his father
remained optimistic Wednesday that his son would be found safe.
"Timothy is a very intelligent young man," James Pitzen told WGN-TV. "He
will find a way to get out and contact somebody if he thinks he's in
danger." Timothy Pitzen has been missing since his mother's
apparent suicide in a Rockford hotel room over the weekend. The search
has moved to the Rock Falls area, where the boy's mother, Amy
Fry-Pitzen, made several cellphone calls to friends and relatives before
killing herself hours later at a Rockford motel last weekend, police
said. On Wednesday, investigators distributed fliers with
Timothy's picture and description at rest stops, restaurants, gas
stations and other businesses along Interstate Highway 88 in the
Sterling and Rock Falls area, which is west of Dixon along the Rock
River.
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Post by TomTerrific0420 on Fri May 20, 2011 1:39 am

From the Aurora Police Dept:
A multi-agency search for evidence in the investigation into the disappearance
of 6 year old Timothy Pitzen came up empty today.
The approximately five hour search by around 70
investigators from ten different law enforcement agencies was centered
in the I-88 and I-39 corridors through Sterling, Rock Falls, and Dixon
Illinois. That was the same area in which his mother made several
cellular telephone calls last Friday and the last location detectives
know the two were definitely together.

Investigators searched between 25
and 30 rural locations such as state parks, wooded locations, and
remote roads looking for any evidence that may have indicated Timothy
and his mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen would have visited. A team of
investigators blanketed the area yesterday and posted flyers with
Timothy’s picture and physical description with the hopes of cultivating leads



DIXON (WIFR) -- Seventy police officers have been
searching near Castle Rock State Park today for evidence that a missing
six-year-old boy and his mother were at the park before his disappearance.

Police have setup a mobile command center in Dixon at the Lee County Sheriff's Dept.

They are looking for evidence--belongings of Timothy
Pitzen and his mother--to determine if the two were at the park so they
can better direct the search.

Police are using search dogs and are focusing on state parks and rest stops.
If they don't find anything at the park today they will not return tomorrow--
as of 3:30 p.m. police have not yet found evidence.

Castle Rock State Park, which is located between
Oregon and Dixon, is the last place the two are believed to have
traveled to together.

Police are not ruling out that Amy Fry-Pitzen dropped
off Timothy with a family friend or someone else she trusted before she
apparently killed herself.



QUAD CITIES (WIFR) -- A flyer was posted around the
Quad Cities today. It's believed this is the last place Amy Fry-Pitzen
made a series of phone calls to relatives.

The US Marshals are using cutting-edge technology to
help nail down exactly where she may have been so they can locate
six-year-old Timothy Pitzen.

Authorities think the child could be anywhere in Illinois, Iowa or Wisconsin.



AURORA (WIFR) -- New information tonight on the
search for a missing 6 year old boy. After his mother took her own life
in a Rockford hotel room.

Authorities have confirmed that Timothy’s child
safety seat and Spider Man backpack are both missing from the 2004 Ford
Expedition SUV his mother was driving.

The discovery came today when detectives were
reviewing pictures of items left in the vehicle with Timothy’s father at
the time it was found in a Rockford motel parking lot.

Timothy’s mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, killed herself in a room at the same motel, the Rockford Inn, on Saturday.

The discovery could lend credence to a working theory
detectives have that Amy could have possibly dropped Timothy off with a
friend or acquaintance. In addition, detectives were able to confirm
through credit card receipts that Amy apparently purchased some
children’s clothes and toys from a Shopko store in the 4800 block of
Washington Avenue in Racine, Wisconsin on Friday morning at around 11:15
a.m.; and some gasoline and beverages from a Qwik-Trip store located
just off I-94 in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin at about 2:20 p.m., Friday.

The last time anyone saw Timothy is when he and is
mother were checking out of the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells
at about 10:10 Friday morning. Surveillance video from the resort shows
Timothy to be wearing shorts that are possibly blue in color and a brown
t-shirt with white socks. His shoes are not identifiable in the video.



AURORA (WIFR)- Illinois police continue to search
for the 6 year old boy from Aurora who went missing after his mother was
found dead inside a Rockford motel. Police believe 43-year-old Amy
Fry-Pitzen of Aurora killed herself in the "Rockford Motel" on 11th
street. Her body was found Saturday afternoon. Aurora police say she
left a note saying her son, Timothy, was fine and in the care of others,
but she didn't name those people. Timothy was last seen Friday morning
at a Wisconsin Dells resort. They say Fry-Pitzen had friends and
relatives in Iowa. Police say the woman's husband reported the two
missing Thursday. She was last seen Friday at Sullivan's Grocery Store in Winnebago
Here is a description of the little boy: Timothy J.
Pitzen, is 4 feet tall weighing approximately 70 pounds with brown
hair and eyes. If you have any information on his whereabouts please call Rockford police

http://www.wifr.com/hometowns/headlines/Police_Still_Search_for_Missing_Boy_121880254.html
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Post by kiwimom on Fri May 20, 2011 3:47 am

No Sign of Missing Aurora Boy Timothy Pitzen, Search Intensifies

Updated: Thursday, 19 May 2011, 10:23 PM CDT

Aurora, Ill. - The search for a missing
six-year-old Aurora boy intensified today, as 70 police officers scoured
rural areas in western Illinois, the last place anyone had contact with
the boy and his mother. The multi-agency search focused on more than two dozen locations , including state parks, wooded locations and back country roads in the area surrounding Sterling, Rock Falls and Dixon. After five hours, investigators called off the search after finding no clue as to the whereabouts of Timothy Pitzen. Cell
phone records put Amy Fry-Pitzen in that area last Friday and people
who talked to her told police they heard Tim in the background saying he
was hungry. The following day authorities found Fry-Pitzen dead
in a Rockford hotel. She left a suicide note saying Tim was alive and
with someone who loved him. "We know that the child's booster
seat was missing from the SUV that Amy Pitzen had been driving, we knew
that his Spiderman backpack was gone, we also know that she bought food
items, clothing and some toys," Aurora Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli
said. But there were no signs of any of those items. "It's
probably a good thing that they didn't find anything. But I know my son
is alive and out there, maybe just not in the right place," Jim Pitzen
said. Thursday afternoon church members brought dinner to the
family's home in Aurora. Tim's grandmother said they are trying to
remain hopeful. "We have a lot of people praying for us, we have
Tim on a lot of prayer chains, we have a really strong support group
that helps 12 and our faith in God helps," Linda Pitzen said. Police
said with each passing day, their concern grows. Jim Pitzen is holding
on, but said he's numb, and anxious to have his son back home. "The
more he's gone the more I miss him and the worse it is on everybody,
thoughts go through my head and they're not nice thoughts, I planned one
funeral, I don't ever want to plan another one," Pitzen said. Amy Pitzen's funeral is Saturday. Sunday would have been the couple's 8th anniversary. Crime
Stoppers is offering a $5000 reward for information that helps
investigators find the missing boy. Anyone with information can call
Aurora Police at 630-256-5500.
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Post by kiwimom on Sat May 21, 2011 10:36 am

ROCKFORD (WREX) -
LEAC Helicopter did an air search in
Rockford and Winnebago in the search for an Aurora boy who went missing
after his mother was found dead in a Rockford hotel.
The chopper searched the area over the Rockford
Motel on 11th Street Friday. That's where Amy Fry-Pitzen was found dead
last Saturday afternoon. She left behind a note saying her son,
6-year-old Timothy Pitzen, was fine and was in the care of unnamed
persons. The chopper also surveyed the area over the Sullivan's grocery
store in Winnebago. That was the last place Amy was seen before checking
into the motel room Friday evening. She was not with Timothy at the
store.
Timothy has not been heard from since last Friday
afternoon when his voice was heard in the background of a cell phone
called made by Amy to a family member. That cell phone call was traced
to the Sterling/Rock Falls area, as well as calls made in the Dixon
area, but searches Thursday in those areas turned up nothing.
Police say they are operating under the assumption
that Timothy is alive and with someone who has not contacted the
authorities. But they also say that they are getting more concerned
about his welfare because the length of time he's been missing.
Timothy is 4'2", weighs approximately 70 pounds,
and has brown hair and eyes. Anyone who may have information on the case
is asked to call Aurora Police at (630) 256-5500, or their local
authorities by dialing 9-1-1.http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=14686874
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Post by kiwimom on Sun May 22, 2011 3:33 am

Aurora police were able to confirm Friday night
that Timmothy Pitzen’s child car seat that was thought to have been
missing from the vehicle driven by his mother, has been in the
possession of Amy Fry Pitzen’s mother since before the pair went
missing.

The grandmother took possession of the seat when
she cared for the boy the week prior to Amy Fry Pitzen leaving with
Timmothy. When the grandmother returned Timmothy to his home, she
apparently forgot to return the child seat. The possibility that it was
with the maternal grandmother was brought to the attention of
investigators on Thursday night, but detectives were not able to talk
with the grandmother until Friday night to confirm that fact.

The boy’s Spider Man backpack, along with the toys
and clothes purchased by his mother while they were in Wisconsin last
week, are still not accounted for.

Timmothy Pitzen and Amy were apparently last
together on Friday, May 13, in the Sterling/Rock Falls/Dixon area where
Amy Fry-Pitzen made several cellular telephone calls. A multi-agency
search for evidence in the I-88 and I-39 corridors in that area has come
up empty.

Police said they are increasingly concerned about
Timmothy’s welfare because no one has heard from him since May 13 when
he talked to a relative on his mother’s phone. He is about 4’2” and
weighs around 70 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Amy Fry-Pitzen’s body was discovered on May 14 in a
Rockford motel after she committed suicide. There was no sign that
Timmothy was ever with his mother when she checked into the motel late
Friday night or when she was in a Winnebago, Ill., food store about
three hours before she checked into the motel.

Anyone who believes they saw either the boy, his
mother, and/or anyone who may have been with them — or anyone who may
have information on the case — is asked to call Aurora Police at (630)
256-5500, or their local authorities by dialing 911.
http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/5511364-417/investigators-missing-boys-car-seat-was-with-grandmother.html
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Re: TIMMOTHY J PITZEN - 6 yo (2011) - Rockford IL

Post by kiwimom on Mon May 23, 2011 1:50 am

Aurora police release new photo of missing boy

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Timmothy Pitzen, 6, was last seen at the Kalahari Resort in
Wisconsin Dells on May 12, 2011 with his mother. Aurora police say the
mother was found dead earlier Saturday after apparently committing
suicide inside a Rockford motel room. Police say Pitzen is 4'2", weighs
approximately 70 pounds, and has brown hair and eyes. Call Aurora police
at 630-256-5500 with any information.


May 22, 2011 (AURORA, Ill.) (WLS) --
A new photo of missing 6-year-old Aurora boy Timmothy Pitzen as
authorities announced a new development in the case.
Investigators found the body of the boy's mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen in a Rockford hotel
on May 15th after she had committed suicide. Timmothy Pitzen was last
seen when his mother took him out of school more than a week ago. Authorities
discovered Timmothy Pitzen's car seat was not in his mother's car.
Initially that lead them to believe his mother may have left the car
seat with whomever she left her son. However, Aurora police announced
this weekend that the boy's grandmother had taken the car seat a week
earlier. Anyone with information in the case is urged to call police.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8145006
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Re: TIMMOTHY J PITZEN - 6 yo (2011) - Rockford IL

Post by twinkletoes on Mon May 23, 2011 6:11 am

I'm so worried about this precious little boy.



I pray he is found and safely returned to the arms of his family.

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Post by twinkletoes on Mon May 23, 2011 6:13 am

Timmothy is the correct spelling.
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Re: TIMMOTHY J PITZEN - 6 yo (2011) - Rockford IL

Post by TomTerrific0420 on Mon May 23, 2011 10:29 am

twinkletoes wrote:Timmothy is the correct spelling.
---That's bizzarre! I wonnder why? Annyway, I channged the toppic tittle...
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