Timmothy's aunts told media on Thursday that they felt awful that Rini felt the need to pretend to be someone else and hope that authorities can find his family.
A person who claimed to be a 14-year-old boy was found wandering the streets of a Cincinnati, Ohio suburb on Wednesday.
Rini claimed that he had been held captive for seven years by two white men he described as "body-builder types", until he escaped and ran across a bridge from OH into Kentucky. "Unfortunately, that day will not be today", Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Timothy Beam in Louisville said in a statement.
At the time, police searched for Timmothy in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Timmothy's family members said they were heartbroken at the latest twist.
Over the years, police said they've received thousands of tips, including other false Timmothy sightings.
The grandmother of an IL boy missing since 2011 says she's trying not to get her hopes up after hearing that he might be alive.
A witness said the person looked like he had been beat up. "He lived in IL that's what he told me and he just was passed around to people that he didn't know", she said. The boy was taken to a Cincinnati hospital, but no information on his condition was released immediately.
"One had black curly hair, Mt. Dew shirt and jeans and has a spider web tattoo on his neck". The other man is described as short with a snake tattoo on his arms.
They were in a Ford SUV with Wisconsin license plates and had been staying at a Red Roof Inn, according to the police report.
"Perhaps, it has people looking at the case with new eyes", the police sergeant said.
"The fact this is a hoax is certainly a disappointment, but it's our job and we understand it's the nature of our work". "Where he was or who he was with was just too hard to imagine", she told CBS News.
The two apparently visited Brookfield Zoo two days earlier and checked into the Key Lime Cove Resort in Gurnee on May 11, 2011. DNA results have been returned indicating the person in question is not Timmothy Pitzen. She left a note saying her son was fine but that no one would ever find him. Timmothy's grandmother and an aunt said that police were using DNA testing.
In 2011, then-6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen's mother picked him up at school in IL, took him to the zoo and a water park, and later killed herself at a hotel, leaving a note saying her son was fine but that no one would ever find him.
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