FBI rejects young man’s claim to be long-missing boy

A slab of concrete sits Thursday in the backyard of the house where Timmothy Pitzen used to live in Aurora, Ill. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

CINCINNATI — A young man’s claim to be an Illinois boy who disappeared under tragic circumstances eight years ago was disproved by DNA tests and pronounced a hoax Thursday, dashing hopes that the baffling case had finally been solved.