Young man is not actually missing boy: FBI

A 23-year-old ex-convict claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen, who has been missing since 2011.
3:40 | 04/05/19

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I remember yesterday when I told you a young man came forward and said that he was Timothy pits and this was the young that little six year old boy who went missing and 22011. OK well after a DNA test it turns out it's not him so it's actually a 23 year old man. So I definitely want to go into it Johnson in Newport Kentucky with more on this bizarre story. Wait what is going on here who is the stack. Kimberly really an awful result the specially for the family of Timothy fits in that boy who'd gone missing. Nearly eight years ago they were holding on a hope that perhaps they're going to get some new information that maybe their boy was finally coming home instead we have this. Painful lives. Spun by this man who showed up in a neighborhood in northern Kentucky. We were in Kentucky earlier Kimberly but we've actually moved to downtown Cincinnati and here's why because were outside the US attorney's office in just a matter of minutes. Federal and local law enforcement agencies are going to be holding a press conference to reveal more information in this case and of course. There are pressing questions about charges. Where this goes from here. How'd this happen why did we even have to get to a DNA test. To identify this man let me back up a little bit this all started as you mention a man who wandered into this neighborhood in Newport Kentucky. Claiming to be fourteen year old Timothy Pittston. Pits and was that boy who tragically and mysteriously vanished back in when he eleven his mother taking him out of school. Going on a trip for a couple of days and then the mother turns up dead in a motel room and apparent suicide leaving behind this chilling note saying that Timothy is safe. But we'll never be found again. So if you fast forward now this man shows up. And people thought what may be this is Timothy Seattle these remarkable details about the case he claimed to be fourteen which would have been the appropriate age. Comic view if you added eight years to him you six years old when he disappeared. So he's here he was taken into custody police require this DNA test that they said Ruth. But this man was not Timothy in fact his name. Is Brian Michael Rainey with an extensive criminal history from Ohio. Mental health issues he just got out of prison less than a month ago for burglary and vandalism charges Kimberly. Yet when you you mention the Stanley obviously the famine would be devastated have they made any official. Comment on this. Yet a family of Timothy pits and came out yesterday extremely emotional bomb and you just have to admire there's ranked first of all. That they even came forward and all and they said look. He now we are not giving up hope we are. We are we are staying strong we believe Timothy is still out there and we hope that if anything this renews some interest in the case that we can find. Timothy someday. But they said they were devastated this reopen old wounds that they were still trying to steal from. Also on the flip side of that we've heard from. This man Mike Bryan Michael reedy we've heard from his brother he talk to ABC news and told us. Confirming that Rainey has had a history of mental health issues he actually got treatment at one point but then stopped his treatment and started getting into more more trouble. This going back to when he was a child he going to juvenile hall in them when he became an adult. He was in and out of jail. He talked about this cycle that this man has been throw and he actually apologized. On to the pits and family for what they had to go throw. So it's really just a devastating story all around so today will be very telling to see how law enforcement officers move forward from there. I ride went thank you so much we appreciate those updates.

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