Kentucky police: Person who claimed he was missing Illinois boy is 23-year-old Medina man

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AURORA, Illinois -- Authorities have rejected a person's claim that he is an Illinois boy who disappeared in 2011 at age 6.

The FBI says DNA testing ruled out the person as being Timmothy Pitzen, missing from Aurora, Illinois. Police say the story of the person who was found wandering streets in Newport, Kentucky -- near Cincinnati-- on Wednesday didn't check out.

He told police he was Timmothy and that he had escaped two kidnappers.

The Newport Police Department in Kentucky tells FOX 8 News the person who claimed he was Timmothy is actually Brian Rini, a 23-year-old man from Medina, Ohio.

Timmothy Pitzen disappeared around the time his mother took her own life after leaving a note that her 6-year-old son was fine but that no one would ever find him.

Police and the boy's family say there have been other false sightings over the years.

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