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CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy (all times local): 3 p.m.
Police say the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy whose parents reported him missing last week was found buried in a shallow grave and wrapped in plastic in a rural area a few miles from the family’s home.
Crystal Lake police Chief James Black said during a news conference that investigators found what they believe to be the remains of Andrew “AJ” Freund early Wednesday in the neighboring city of Woodstock. Efforts are underway to confirm it is AJ’s body.
The article goes on to state the following:
He says they were led to the body after interviewing AJ’s parents overnight and presenting them with cellphone evidence.
The parents, Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, each face five counts of first-degree murder and other charges.
BREAKING: Missing Illinois 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund believed to be found buried in a shallow grave, police say; both parents are being charged with his disappearance and death. https://t.co/Nhmj7fLGhC pic.twitter.com/DS7SdbSgSe
— ABC News (@ABC) April 24, 2019
Both of 5-year-old A.J. Freund’s parents, Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, have been charged with murder, sources confirmed Wednesday. The boy’s body was found morning near Woodstock, more than seven miles from his family’s home in Crystal Lake. https://t.co/fbIY0FHj18 pic.twitter.com/u2tGMFjotW
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) April 24, 2019
HEARTBREAKING UPDATE: Police sources tell our FOX sister-station that the body of missing 5-year-old Andrew "A.J." Freund has been found on private property in a town about 50 miles outside of Chicago. DETAILS: https://t.co/Cmm0LQ0Ec5 pic.twitter.com/aaBIwfanVH
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) April 24, 2019
— Eric Cox (@EricCoxTV) April 24, 2019
Part 2: Where is #AndrewFreund? The 5-year-old’s father spoke with me yesterday morning. Just minutes ago @CrystalLakePD released the 5 minute long 911 recording of the 5yo’s dad reporting his son‘s disappearance nearly a week ago. @fox32news pic.twitter.com/DmuyR1D2gB
— Tia A. Ewing (@TIA_EWING) April 23, 2019
BREAKING: Authorities in Illinois say they have found what they believe is the body of 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund and that his parents have been charged with murder in his death. https://t.co/uV3y0u0SjX
— AP Central U.S. (@APCentralRegion) April 24, 2019
THE LATEST: State child welfare officials have been involved with 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund's family off and on since he was born in 2013 with opiates in his system, authorities said. https://t.co/fUDyp5jP03
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) April 20, 2019
DCFS has long history with family of Missing Crystal Lake boy. @cbschicago
“Involvement Andrew Freund began with his birth in 2013 and continued on and off through the end of 2018. pic.twitter.com/vArRn5klRb
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) April 19, 2019
— Tia A. Ewing (@TIA_EWING) April 19, 2019
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