Police find body of missing 5-year-old Andrew 'AJ' Freund; charge parents with murder

Police believe they have found the body of missing 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund, nearly one week after he vanished from his Crystal Lake, Illinois, home, police said Wednesday.
2:18 | 04/24/19

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Transcript for Police find body of missing 5-year-old Andrew 'AJ' Freund; charge parents with murder
We've located what we believed to be the body of injury AJ friend. Later this morning or earlier this morning. During the overnight hours investigators with Chris like police department and the FBI interviewed both the mother JoAnne Cunningham and the father injured friend senior. After information was obtained through forensic and analysis a cell phone data. Once presented with the evidence obtained by investigators both chilling and hand injures senior provided information that ultimately let the recovery. But we believe is the recovery. Of deceased subject AJ. Investigators located what they believed to be AG's body buried in shallow grave wrapped in plastic in a rural area of Woodstock Illinois. The picnic every Karen corners office is on scene with the FBI evidence recovery unit right now as we speak. The cause of death is unknown at this time and will be turned be determined at a later date by the McHenry county coroner's office. Based on the current information and evidence both joined Cunningham and injured friend are being charged with the death and disappearance of AJ. Both are a police custody at this time. During Cunningham has been charged with five counts of first degree murder four counts of aggravated battery. Two counts of aggravated domestic battery and one count failure to report the missing or child death. NG friend senior has been charged with five counts of first degree murder two counts of aggravated battery. One count of aggravated domestic battery. Two counts of concealment of homicidal death and one count of failure to report missing her child death. I'm behalf of the crystal lake police department I would like to thank the FBI. The McHenry county State's attorney's office and other local state and county law enforcement and fire department in emergency management entities. There assistance was instrumental in bringing closure to this investigation. JJ's gambling. Is my hope that you may have some solace in knowing that AJ he's no longer suffering and it's killers have been brought to justice. I would also like to thank the community for their support and assistance during this difficult time. JJ. We know Europe peace playing and heavens playground and are happy no longer have to suffer.

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