FBI says that the person claiming to be missing Timmothy Pitzen is not him

The FBI announced today that DNA testing confirms that the teen found in Kentucky on Wednesday who claimed to be a missing child is not him.
2:05 | 04/04/19

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Well I'm disappointed I'm disappointed that this appears to be either a hoax or some person that's. Obviously lying about who he was. We don't know who he is obviously but I feel terrible for the grandmother in the hands and the father. As a parent myself I'd. I feel for them that. This is yet another time when he had their hopes raised potentially. I really felt that for them I hope that. Sunday were able to fine young Timothy and find out where he was and what happens and so that we can reunite him over the years we've had. I would say thousands of tips on where Timothy may have been are what may have happened to them and of course we diligently followed upon all of those. We can I don't recall anyone ever saying that they were Timothy. But we have had people indicating when he thought he might have gone so we've investigated over through of course so far the only thing this is creating is buzz about. Whether or not this person was in fact Timothy. And it it created a renewed awareness in the case so I think that's probably good. It's good that it's got people thinking about the case again and perhaps has people looking at the case with new eyes and of course if anybody has information we certainly. Would love to have anybody has information call the national center for missing and exploited children or the or police department so we have to be. Cautiously optimistic every time we receive salient information and make sure that we do it a diligent effort and try to make sure that we get. Everything. You know. The proverbial. Died in the Eisen and crossing the teased before we could move on to the next thing that's what we did here you know we knew that there was DNA information that was available that we provided. To the FBI. We knew that we need to partner with the FBI. They had the resources they need we didn't have. So our role in the specific case. Was through by that information to them we have that the original case on mine and Timothy so we can provide. Investigative information that we it was only exclusive to the investigation we can help match up against what this person sends.

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