Man jailed after claim to be long-missing child unravels

2019-04-05 22:08


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A 23-year-old man authorities say falsely claimed to be an Illinois boy missing for eight years is being held in an Ohio jail.

Hamilton County's jail site shows Brian Rini of Medina, Ohio, was jailed on Thursday. There were no charges listed on Friday and no other information was available immediately.

The FBI announced on Thursday afternoon that DNA tests disproved the claim of a person who on Wednesday identified himself as Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared in Aurora, Illinois, in 2011 at age 6.

Rini was released on probation from Ohio prison last month after serving more than a year on burglary and vandalism charges.

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