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DNA proves teen is not missing US boy

Authorities have rejected a teenager's claim that he is an Illinois boy who disappeared in 2011 at age six.

The FBI says DNA testing ruled out the person as being Timmothy Pitzen, missing from Aurora, Illinois.

And authorities say the person is actually a 23-year-old Ohio man.

Newport, Kentucky, police chief Tom Collins said the person is Brian Rini.

State prison records show a man by that name was released from a state prison on March 7, after serving time for burglary and vandalism charges.

Timmothy Pitzen disappeared around the time his mother killed herself after leaving a note that her six-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.

© AP 2019