May 11 2011 Timmothy was dropped off at school In Aurora Illinois. He was dropped off by his Father James and picked back up by his mother Amy shortly after he was dropped off. His mother took him on a 3 day trip to various amusement parks and she was found in a hotel it appeared she committed suicide with a note saying Timmothy was safe but has never been seen again.

Timmothy Pitzen was born in Aurora, Illinois on October 18, 2004 as the only child of James Pitzen and Amy Joan Marie Fry-Pitzen. On May 11, 2011, Timmothy’s father dropped him off at his kindergarten class at Greenman Elementary School. His mother checked him out of class between 8:10 and 8:15 AM , citing a non-existent family emergency. She dropped her vehicle off at a repair shop at 10:00 AM. An employee of the shop drove Fry-Pitzen and her son to the Brookfield Zoo. They returned and retrieved their vehicle at 3:00 PM, and drove to the KeyLime Cove Resort in Gurnee, where they spent the night. On May 12, 2011, the pair drove to Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin DellsWisconsin, and were spotted on security footage in the checkout line at 10:00 AM the next day. Timmothy has not been seen since.

Between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on May 13, 2011, Fry-Pitzen telephoned several family members, including her mother and brother-in-law, telling them that she and Timmothy were safe and not in any danger.

Cell phone records indicated the calls were made from an area northwest of sterling IL

James Timmothy’s dad called her several times and could hear Timmothy in the background saying he was hungry. Amy refused to tell him where she was James did not find out that Amy had took Timmothy until he went to get him from school that day and the school already told him his mom checked him out.

Amy and James had discussed divorce recently and Amy was talking to her ex-husband and James had discovered this while he says he is unsure if she was cheating on him he made it very clear he wasn’t okay with her talking to him.

Amy had been divorced 3 times prior to this and family members of Amy think that maybe she was scared that she wouldn’t get full custody due to her being divorced 3 times and her having bi-polar.

Amy told James one time when he called that Timmothy belongs to me.

Timmothy was last seen on security camera footage at about 10 a.m. on May 13, 2011, when he and his mom checked out of the Kalahari resort in Wisconsin.

At 7:25 p.m. May 13, 2011, Amy was seen, alone, on security cameras at a the Family Dollar. where she purchased a pen, notepaper and envelopes. At 8:00 p.m., she was sighted at a Sullivan’s Food store in Winnebago, IL, again unaccompanied At 11:15 p.m., she checked into the Rockford Inn where sometime that night or the next morning, she took her own life by slashing her wrists and neck and overdosing At 12:30 p.m. on May 14, 2011, her body was found by a hotel maid along with a note saying she was sorry for the mess and that Timothy was safe and would never be found.

The Knife that Amy used was found right next to her they also found a lot of blood of Timmothys in the car but this could also of been from a nosebleed he had that same month. The car was found on the side of route 78 as well Her cell phone was not found until 2013 near route 78 as well.

In 2015, police pursued a tip after a Florida caller said there was a boy in her neighborhood who looked a lot like an age-progressed image of Timmothy that had been produced by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. But it was a dead end.

On April 3 2019 police were called to a teenager who was wandering the highway. When the boy was found he told police he was Timmothy. But they found out that this boy was not in fact Timmothy from a DNA test.

I originally before going into this case thought that Amy Killed him but there is no evidence of a clean-up or anything. I think she gave him to someone else that she thought he would be safe with. I am not sure how he has kept quiet this whole time tho.

Theories:

That Amy gave him to a friend or family member. Someone that she trusted.

That Amy killed her son. There was a farm feild where Amy’s phone was found which would make a good place to hide a body but the police never got permission to search the field.

That James staged her killing and hid Timmothy or sold him to a sex ring. ( I personally do not think this it is just a theory some have)

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