Glassman said that when police arrived, Rini told them that she was Timothy and that she survived being a victim of sex trafficking. After DNA test it was revealed that Rini was not a boy.
CNN has reached out to Renee’s public defender, Richard Monahan, for comment.
In May 2011, Timothy’s mother, Amy Frye-Pietzen, checked her young son out of elementary school and took her to a zoo and a Wisconsin water park. Her mother’s body was found three days later in a hotel room in Rockford, Illinois, more than 70 miles from their home in Aurora, Illinois.
She died by suicide, leaving behind a note saying that Timothy was with those who loved him. “You’ll never meet her,” said the note.
“We know Timothy will one day get along perfectly and we look forward to the day he is able to share his story and hopefully help others in the process,” said his aunt Cara Jacob Told CNN in January.