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updated: 5/16/2014 5:31 AM

Police hope age-progressed photo helps find missing boy

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Aurora police are looking for new leads three years after 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen was last seen, and they recently released an age-progressed photo of what Pitzen may look like now.

The photo was part of a video created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Pitzen was last seen on May 11, 2011, after a trip with his mother. She was found dead in a Rockford motel, and police never found Timmothy.

"The image created by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children forensic artists is an important tool in our mission to help bring Timmothy home," Aurora Detective Lee Catavu said.

Catavu said in a news release the case of three Cleveland women who escaped last year after a decade of captivity restored his faith that, if Timmothy is out there, he will be found.

"Those three women give us all a lot of hope, and we so badly want to find Timmothy," he said.

According to the release, Timmothy Pitzen would be 9 now. When he went missing, he was about 4 feet 2 inches tall and weighed around 70 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He may go by the nicknames Tim or Timmy.

Anyone with information is asked to call The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678.

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