On May 11, 2011, Jim Pitzen dropped off his 6-year-old son, Timmothy, for kindergarten. An hour later, the child’s mother, Amy, picked him up without her husband’s knowledge.

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Amy Pitzen was found dead by her own hand in a motel room in Rockford, Illinois on May 14, 2011. Neither Timmothy or his belongings were anywhere in sight. Amy left a letter in which she claimed that the boy was “safe” and would “never be found.”

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In the video above, Dr. Phil says, “She bought him clothes, toys, a backpack, toiletries that you’re going to need if you’re going to be here for a while – motherly instinct is that you wouldn’t want to drop a child with nothing that he calls his own.”

Jim Pitzen and Amy’s sister, Kara, both assert that Amy would not hurt her son. Do they believe she arranged for someone else to care for him?

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If you or someone you know has any information regarding Timmothy Pitzen, his disappearance, or where he might be today, please contact The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Visit online or call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).