DNA Test Shows Boy Found in Tri-State is Not Timmothy Pitzen


A DNA test has proven that the boy found in Newport Wednesday is not Timmothy Pitzen, an Aurora, Illinois boy who went missing when he was 6 years-old.

Local 12 is reporting that Newport Police identified the boy as 23-year-old Bryan Michael Rini, who is from Medina, Ohio

According to the Medina Gazette, Rini has a criminal history. In Medina County, he was convicted for passing bad checks and twice violated his probation. In 2017, Rini and 3 others were charged after causing thousands of dollars in damage to a model home they threw a party at, with Rini pretending that they owned the $400,000 home.

The Aurora Police continue to lead the investigation into the Timmothy's disappearance. The FBI will continue to support this investigation in any way possible. Anyone with genuine information about the case is asked to call the Aurora Police Department at 630-256-5000 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).