Teen claims to be boy who disappeared years ago

A teenager claiming to be Timmothy Pitzen appeared in Kentucky and asked a stranger for help, saying he escaped kidnappers.
2:47 | 04/04/19

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Very worrying, indeed. We turn to a huge break in the case of a young boy who went missing nearly eight years ago now a teenager claiming to be timmothy Pitzen appeared in Kentucky and asked a stranger for help saying he escaped kidnappers. Whit Johnson on the scene with the latest. Good morning, whit Johnson. Reporter: Good morning to the timmothy Pitzen disappearance baffled authorities for years. The boy's mother taking him out of school then taking her own life. Days later the boy nowhere to be found until yesterday, a 14-year-old coming forward begging for help making a shocking claim. This morning, the eight-year search for a missing boy may finally be over. Timmothy Pitzen was 6 when he vanished in 2011. Last seen in this surveillance video being picked up by his mother before they both disappeared. Then just yesterday, a stunning development, police in Kentucky getting a call about a boy claiming he just escaped his kidnappers who held him captive for years. He's with a 14-year-old juvenile, male, white, says he was kidnapped from somewhere. Reporter: The 14-year-old calling himself timmothy Pitzen, a boy who went missing without a trace in Illinois eight years ago. Newport, Kentucky, resident as alarmed when they spotted this young teen alone wandering the streets. He looked like he had been beat up, yes, punched in the face a couple of times. You could see the fear on him and how nervous he was and how he kept pacing and just looked odd. Reporter: His disappearance made national headlines. I would do just about anything to get him back. Reporter: Along with these surveillance videos on the move seen at multiple motels and three days later Amy taking her own life leaving behind a chilling note saying that timmothy was somewhere safe but that he would never be found. Then yesterday's news. According to police, the teen said his captors are two white males built like bodybuilders one with black curly hair and a spider tattoo on his neck while the other is described as short with a snake tattoo on his arms. Our ABC affiliate WCPO in Cincinnati spoke with a concerned woman who first called police. She did not want to be identified. He walked up to my car and he went, can you help me and told me he's been kidnapped and he's been traded through all these people. He just wants to go home. I really felt bad for him. I would ask anybody out there to please pray for Timm that god keeps him close. Reporter: Investigators are reportedly conducting a DNA test to confirm the boy's identity and could have results as early as today. They are also continuing to look for those two men believed to be driving a white Ford SUV with Wisconsin plates. Okay, whit, thanks very much.

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