Woman Found Dead In Motel, 6-Year-Old Son Missing

Updated 05/15/11 – 3:22 p.m.

AURORA (STMW) — Six-year-old Timmothy J. Pitzen remains missing Sunday afternoon, and authorities continue to look for leads in his disappearance, a day after his mother was found dead inside a Rockford motel room after slitting her wrists.

As of 2:45 p.m. Sunday, the boy remained missing and there have been no arrests, according to according to Aurora spokesman Dan Ferrelli.

Meanwhile, police are continuing to seek leads and information from multiple jurisdictions.

“We’re working with authorities in Iowa and Wisconsin and we are continuing to cultivate other individuals that she’s (his mother) associated with and we’re trying to talk to those individuals,’’ Ferrelli said.

Numerous family members and friends of his mother, Amy J. Fry-Pitzen — including her husband — are fully cooperating with the investigation, Ferrelli said.

Amy J. Fry-Pitzen

Amy J. Fry-Pitzen was found dead in a Rockford motel room on May 14, 2011. (Credit: Aurora Police Department)

“So far right now, all the people we’ve talked to have been consistent…She (mother) indicated that she needed some time away and she did not threaten to harm herself or the boy.’’

 was last seen at about 10:10 a.m. on Friday when he accompanied his mother checking out of the Kalahari Resort in the Dells.

Amy and Timmothy were originally reported missing about 1 p.m. Thursday by Amy’s husband, who is also the boy’s father, from their home in the 400 block of North Highland Avenue, according to Ferrelli.

The two apparently visited the Brookfield Zoo on Wednesday and then checked into the Key Lime Cove Resort in Gurnee on Wednesday night.

No one heard from Amy or Timmothy until Friday afternoon when she contacted several family members and acquaintances by phone between approximately noon and 1:30 p.m., according to Ferrelli.

During those calls Amy said that she and Timmothy were fine and were not in danger. Timmothy also talked to at least one of the relatives and did not seem to be in any distress.
Aurora Police say that cell phone records indicate that the calls and texts were placed from the Sterling/Rock Falls, Illinois area.

Detectives were able to ascertain that Amy checked herself into the Rockford Inn which is located in the 3800 block of 11th Street in Rockford, between 11:15 p.m. and 11:30 on Friday night.

At the time she checked in, she apparently was not accompanied by Timmothy.

She had also been seen at Sullivan’s Foods in the 700 block of Elida Street in Winnebago, Ill., at about 8 p.m. Friday, again, apparently without her son, Ferrelli said.

The food store is about 20 minutes from the Rockford Inn.

Her body was discovered by motel employees at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday. She left a note indicating that Timmothy was fine and that she left him in the care of unnamed people.

Anyone who believes they saw either the boy, his mother, and/or anyone who may have been with them — or anyone who may have information on the case— is asked to call Aurora Police at (630) 256-5500, or 911.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Hattie

    Let us all get on our knees and start praying for this little boy who is missing. Jesus said let the children come to me… and the mother dead who knows who did this horrible crime but we all should start praying and asking almighty God to forgive her sins and accept her in glory. We all will pass through this earth and we want to be ready to see God face to face. In a blinking of an eye Jesus will appear and we will go to glory.

  • http://zagwee.wordpress.com zagwee

    Oh no, I sure hope the kid is found OK. Think the kid did it?


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    […] As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Dave Berner reports, Timothy Pitzen, 6, was last seen with his mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisc… […]

  • Kevin

    Right, because Jesus wants little children murdered you sick person. Stop referencing God when these crimes occur. Glory, Jesus, salvation. people like you make me sick. prayers aren’t going to help

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    […] As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Nancy Harty reports, the last time anyone saw Timothy Pitzen, 6, was Friday afternoon. He was with his mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. […]

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    […] The last time anyone saw Timothy was Friday afternoon. He was with his mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. […]

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    […] The last time anyone saw Timothy was Friday afternoon. He was with his mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. […]

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