Tri-state search on for son of woman found dead in Rockford motel
Online Staff Report
The 6-year-old son of a woman found dead in a Rockford motel Saturday, May 15, is still missing, police said Sunday afternoon.
According to police in Aurora, Ill., investigators believe Amy J. Fry-Pitzen, 43, slit her wrists inside a south Rockford motel. Her body was found Saturday by housekeeping staff.
Fry-Pitzen’s son, Timothy Pitzen, was last seen with her in Wisconsin Dells. As of Sunday, there was no signs of him in Rockford, Wisconsin or Aurora.
An investigation revealed the boy was taken out of school Wednesday morning and his mother made calls to friends later in the week, stating her son was unharmed. The boy and his mother were reported missing Friday by Fry-Pitzen’s husband.
Police said Fry-Pitzen also left a note stating she was leaving the boy in the care of unnamed individuals.
She may have traveled to Iowa before killing herself in Rockford.
Timothy Pitzen is described as a white male, about 4-foot-2 inches tall. He has brown eyes, brown hair and weights approximately 70 pounds.
Police urge anyone with information to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 987-5912 or Aurora police at (630) 256-5500.
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