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Search for missing boy on hold
[May 27, 2011]

Search for missing boy on hold

AURORA, Ill., May 26, 2011 (WGN-TV - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Update: Aurora police officials say plans are underway for another ground search for Timmothy Pitzen, but it most likely will not take place until after the Memorial Day holiday. Officials hope to search an area near Sterling, Illinois around Route 40. Timmothy's mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, placed a call on her cell phone in that area on May 13.

New surveillance video may give investigators clues into the whereabouts of a missing 6-year-old boy from Aurora.

The latest video shows Amy Fry-Pitzen and her son Timmothy, checking out of the Kalahari Resort at Wisconsin Dells on Friday, May 13 at 10:10 a.m. This was the last time the two were seen together.

The next day, Fry-Pitzen was found dead in a motel room in Rockford. She had committed suicide and left a note. In that message, she said Timmothy was safe and in the care of people who she did not identify.

The pair was reported missing Wednesday, May 11 by Fry-Pitzen's husband.

Police say that Wednesday, Timmothy and his mother stayed at the Key Lime Cove Resort in Gurnee before heading to the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells Thursday night. Fry-Pitzen was also seen at Sullivan's Foods in the 700 block of Elida Street in Winnebago, Illinois around 8 p.m. Friday the 13th.

Aurora Police, the FBI and U.S. Marshals have conducted an extensive search around Sterling, Illinois, where Fry-Pitzen made several phone calls-- but nothing has been found. The town of Sterling is 80 miles west of Aurora.

Several of her family members and acquaintances claim they spoke with Fry-Pitzen on the 13th. Fry-Pitzen told them that she and her son were fine and not in danger. Police say a relative spoke to Timmothy, who did not sound as if he was in any distress.

Timmothy is described as four-feet, two-inches tall, about 70 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Aurora Police say the child's car seat, which was thought to be missing from his mother's car, was actually in his grandmother's home.

Anyone with information about this case should call Aurora Police at 630-256-5500, or 911.

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