Transcript for Investigation into missing boy shifts to his family
Now to the urgent search for a missing 5-year-old boy from Chicago. According to his parents, the boy disappeared from his bed on Wednesday night but now police have shifted the investigation to this family's home. Paula Faris is here with Good morning. Authorities are now calling the family's home as a crime scene. Reporter: The mother of this missing 5-year-old emotional, pleading for her son's safe return. I just want my kids. That's all I -- that's my life are my kids. Reporter: According to his parents, A.J. Freund was last seen around 9:00 Wednesday night when he went to bed in their home in this Chicago suburbs. The next morning, they say he was gone. A.J., please come home, we love you very much. Reporter: A frantic search ensued. Over the weekend, canines were dispatched to search the neighborhood and nearby crystal lake using sonar. But the police and FBI say they do not believe A.J. Was abducted or ran away. And now they're calling this home a crime scene. Telling the ABC station WLS they have no idea where their son is. I have to control over what people think. I just want my son to come home okay. Reporter: A.j.'s parents have previously been investigated for neglect. As an infant, A.J. Was put into foster care for a year and a half before being returned to his parents in 2015. The attorney for a.j.'s mother said she stopped talking to police. I realized that the police consider her to be a suspect. I advised miss Cunningham to remain silent at that point. Reporter: Meantime, a.j.'s father insisting he's still cooperating with authorities. I spent hours with them yesterday. Now, A.J. Does have a younger brother who has now been taken into protective custody by the Illinois department of family services. The mom is 7 months' pregnant. She's willing to do anything for A.J. She maintains her innocence but neither parent has been named a formal suspect yet. Thank you. There are new concerns about
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