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Search for missing Aurora, Illinois, boy has been called off

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Police have still not found the missing Aurora, Illinois, boy, Timothy Pitzen, because they have not been able to find a trace of him.

The story has a tragic element in that Timothy’s mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, was found dead in a Rockford, Illinois hotel room last week. She had apparently committed suicide by slitting her own wrists. She left a note saying that Timothy was safe and had been left with someone, but did not give specifics over whom she left the boy with.

According to Chicago media reports, the authorities searching for the 6-year-old boy said the search would resume if new evidence or information was revealed. As of right now, however, all leads have been used up.

Aurora police talked to the press and stated that each day that goes by, the less likelihood they have of finding him. The current search was a combined effort between Aurora police, Rockford police as well as police in Iowa and Wisconsin, where Fry-Pitzen was believed to have friends or relatives.

The saga began last week when Fry-Pitzen signed Timothy out of school last Wednesday. She and Timothy then spent the night in Gurnee, Illinois at an indoor waterpark called Key Lime Cove. Then last Thursday they were at a resort in the Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin. After that, things get a bit fuzzy. Fry-Pitzen was captured on a security camera in a food store back in Illinois and was then found in the hotel room in Rockford, Illinois, which is about 90 miles northwest of Chicago.

Fry-Pitzen reportedly called relatives last Friday to say that she and Timothy were safe, but did not give her location at the time. Timothy’s father had called police to report him missing on Thursday when he did not return from the outing with his mother.

Police have been searching since then, but have managed to turn up nothing and no sign of where Timothy might have gone. There is not even any evidence of whether or not he is alive or dead.

Anyone with information that could cause the search to resume are asked to either dial 911 or call the Aurora police at 630-256-5500. Timothy is described as 4-feet-2 inches with brown hair and brown eyes. He weighs about 70 pounds.

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