Mother of missing 5-year-old boy 'uncooperative' with investigators

JoAnn Cunningham, the mother of missing 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund, is being "uncooperative" with investigators, police said.
1:28 | 04/22/19

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And now to the desperate search tonight for a 5-year-old police say search dogs have only picked up his scent inside his own home. And tonight, his mother has stopped cooperating with police. Here's ABC's Paula Faris. Reporter: Tonight, investigators searching for 5-year-old a.j.freund are zeroing in on the boy's suburban Chicago home, calling it a crime scene. I just want my kids. That's my life, my kids. Reporter: The boy's parents say they last saw A.J. When they put him to bed Wednesday night. His mother maintains her innocence, but has hired an attorney and is refusing to cooperate with police. I realized that the police consider her to be a suspect. Based on that, I advised Ms. Cunningham to remain silent at that point. Reporter: After using sonar to search a nearby lake and k-9 units, police have so far only picked up a.j.'s scent inside the residence. Investigators do not believe the boy was abducted or wandered away. A.j.'s father met with police over the weekend. A.J., please come home. We love you very much. Reporter: And David, Illinois child services has investigated the family before. A.J. Was removed from the home for a year and a half when he was a baby. And tomorrow, his mother will be in court trying to regain custody of a.j.'s younger brother, who was taken shortly after his disappearance. David? All right, Paula Faris tonight. Paula, thank you.

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