Boy missing for 7 years might have been found

A teenager has come forward claiming to be Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared in 2011 when he was 6 years old. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.
2:47 | 04/04/19

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Now to a stunning discovery that could be a major break in the kidnapping case a teenager has come board claiming. He's been missing for nearly eight years he says he escaped from kidnappers and now the missing boy's family is waiting for DNA testing. To see if their prayers have finally been answered. It's no call one family has been praying for for years. I. Or got fourteen year old boy he says he's Timothy pits and the bully who vanished in Illinois Bakken 2011 when he was six years old. Police say the teen ran across a bridge into Kentucky Wednesday. Claiming he had escaped his kidnappers who were staying at a nearby red roof in he looked like he had been beat yet gets punched in the face a couple of times he could see the fear on the main. How nervous he was now I kept pace and then. He just looked thought. Neighbors were alarmed when they spotted this young teen alone wandering the streets there was this really really scared so I just. Call the cops this woman who doesn't want to be identified says she called 911 after the boy approached her on the street. Walked up to our caller is. He went can you help me I just wanna good at home. Can you can just please help me acts on what was going on in he told me he's been kidnapped fans who didn't wanna go nowhere is this really really scared. The teenager described his kidnappers as two white men built like body builders one with black hair and a spider tattoo on his neck. The other shore with a snake tattoo on his arms. Investigators are now working to confirm whether this fourteen year old boy really is Timothy Pittston. The boy his dad has so desperately been searching for bruises. Maurer. Home devastated anything else wears ten man. I knew it was a we're gonna. His father revealed to investigation discovery back and point fifteen that he and his wife were having problems when she took Timothy away on a trip without warning. Police issue later checked into a motel a loan where she took her own life. They say she left a note behind saying Timothy would never be found indicating he was somewhere safe with people that would protect him. But providing no other details now his family says they're cautiously hopeful we've always felt strongly that this state with content. Committees on says there in contact with authorities were running DNA tests. What's the what's hard. Is. The story that he escaped from captors. And your mind goes in too many directions that you don't. Want to think about her. I'm very helpful at a salmon and he's okay M. He's been in a good place when he was gone mad. He's going to come back to us. And the boy is getting medical care the FBI is searching for them and he described as his kidnappers.

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