Search for son of dead Illinois woman spreads to 3 states - KMOV.com

Search for son of dead Illinois woman spreads to 3 states

AURORA, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities are looking in three states for a 6-year-old suburban Chicago boy whose mother picked him up from school and took him to the zoo and a Wisconsin water park before she apparently killed herself.

The boy, Timothy Pitzen of Aurora, hasn't been seen since Amy Fry-Pitzen checked out of the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells on Friday.

Authorities say Fry-Pitzen left a note saying the boy was fine. They say there are indications the boy may be alive -- she used a credit card, for example, to buy children's clothes and toys on Friday. Authorities think she may have dropped the boy off with a friend before she died.

Authorities are searching for the child in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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