Timmothy Pitzen (left, aged six), and Brian Rini, 23, who claimed to be the missing boy. Pitzen would now be aged 14. Photos: AP / Belmont Correctional Institution

He claimed he was missing boy Timmothy Pitzen. But he’s actually Brian Rini, a 23-year-old ex-convict

  • The FBI said DNA tests had debunked Brian Rini’s claims that he was Timmothy Pitzen, who vanished in 2011
  • Rini was released from prison less than a month ago, having served 14 months for burglary and vandalism
Topic |   Crime

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Timmothy Pitzen (left, aged six), and Brian Rini, 23, who claimed to be the missing boy. Pitzen would now be aged 14. Photos: AP / Belmont Correctional Institution
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A police handout photo of Timmothy Pitzen, who vanished in 2011. Photo: AP

A US teenager who ‘escaped kidnappers’ claims he is Timmothy Pitzen, who vanished in 2011 after mother’s death

  • Authorities have yet to confirm the identity of the 14-year-old, who claimed to have escaped two men after seven years of captivity
  • He says he is Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared as a six-year-old after the apparent suicide of his mother in Illinois
Topic |   Crime

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A police handout photo of Timmothy Pitzen, who vanished in 2011. Photo: AP
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