Parents who reported Andrew 'AJ' Freund missing now charged in his murder


Police say they'll hold a noon press conference to give an update in the case of 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund.

Andrew "AJ" Freund was reported missing from his Crystal Lake home by his family Thursday morning.

The parents have been charged with first-degree murder after the body of missing 5-year-old Crystal Lake boy Andrew Freund was found Wednesday near Woodstock, police announced.

According to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Freund had his license suspended from October 13, 2015 until January 11, 2016, due to offenses related to when he represented a woman in a marriage dissolution case who went on to become the mother of his dead child.

"To A.J.'s family, it is our hope that you may have some solace in knowing that AJ is no longer suffering and his killers have been brought to justice". Police have called Cunningham "uncooperative" while noting that the boy's father did speak with police detectives. It is not clear whether Freund Sr. has retained legal counsel. They were expected to appear for a bond hearing in the coming days. Freund was reported missing by his parents last week. "Woke up this morning and he wasn't. he wasn't".

Andrew "A.J." Freund's body was discovered on the morning of April 24, according to the report.

Police say both parents were not cooperating with police as of Monday. Other agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, aided in the search. They have said the boy's mother has not cooperated with investigators.

Officials are expected to provide an update Wednesday afternoon in the case of a 5-year-old boy who has been missing from his suburban Chicago home for almost a week. "In reviewing all information, there is no indication now that would lead police to believe that an abduction had taken place at this time".

Crystal Lake Police have asked neighbors for surveillance video in the hunt for clues about the boy's disappearance.

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That same afternoon, the department released more than 60 pages of police reports written by officers who responded to various calls about the house.

One report described seeing the home littered with dog faeces and urine, and a children's bedroom where "the smell of faeces was overwhelming". Handlers took a dog out of the house.

"This continues to be an active and ongoing investigation", Crystal Lake Police said in a statement.

Once presented with evidence obtained by investigators, both Joann and Andrew Sr. provided information that ultimately led to the recovery of the deceased subject.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services had been involved with Andrew since he was born in 2013 with opiates in his system.

DCFS, though, returned the boy to his parents in June 2015, officials said.

Officers had been to the home just mother earlier in September after a concerned citizen reported the family had been living without power for weeks.

"AJ, please come home", his father said.