Mother: 'You will never find' Aurora boy

Woman's death ruled a suicide by coroner's jury

  • Timmothy Pitzen

    Timmothy Pitzen

Updated 8/6/2011 5:49 AM

The mother of a 6-year-old boy missing from Aurora predicted the child would "never" be found before taking her own life several months ago in a Rockford hotel room, authorities say.

Timmothy Pitzen last was seen May 13 -- one day before his mother Amy Fry-Pitzen was found dead with a box cutter under her body. Winnebago County authorities said Friday that Fry-Pitzen left a note that reads: "Tim was somewhere safe with people who love him and will take care of him. You will never find him."


A coroner's jury on Friday ruled Fry-Pitzen's death a suicide, caused by loss of blood from sharp force trauma, Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia said. The 43-year-old woman had a large cut to the right side of her neck and cuts to her left forearm, Fiduccia said.

While Fry-Pitzen had a high level of an antihistamine in her system when she died, there were no signs of alcohol or illegal drug use, according to the coroner.

Along with the note, which also listed phone numbers for Fry-Pitzen's father and husband and a description of her vehicle, investigators found in the motel room a purse, a green cloth bag, a photo of Timmothy and a children's identification card for the boy.

In the meantime, Aurora police continue ongoing efforts to find Timmothy, Chief Greg Thomas said Friday.

Previous efforts including searches near Dixon, Rock Falls, Rockford and Sterling; an investigation of files on Fry-Pitzen's computers; and an analysis of plant material on her vehicle have been unsuccessful in finding the boy.

Thomas said police received a report that Timmothy was in a Rockford-area restaurant earlier this week. But when officers provided photos and a video of Timmothy, it was determined the report was a false sighting.