Brian Michael Rini, 23, or Medina, Ohio, said Wednesday he was the missing boy from Aurora, Illinois, and described how he was allegedly kidnapped and ran across a bridge into Kentucky, authorities said.
Records from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction show he was charged with burglary and vandalism – both felonies. The crimes occurred in Medina in January last year, and was sent to prison for one year and six months.
He was released March 7 and was supposed to start parole supervision for three years.
The stunning revelation of Rini's deception dashed relatives' is hoping for the end of a long and desperate search for Timmothy, who would be 1
"It's like reliving that day all over again," said Kara Jacobs, Timmothy's aunt . "Timmothy's father is devastated once again."
Missing since 2011
Three days later, the mother's body was found in a hotel room in Rockford, Illinois. She had died by suicide, leaving behind a note that her son was with people who love him.
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