Murder Charges Announced for Parents of Missing Crystal Lake Boy

An absolutely tragic end to a heartbreaking local story...

On Wednesday afternoon, Crystal Lake Police and FBI officials announced the body of who they believe to be A.J. Freund of Crystal Lake has been found. At the press conference, officials also announced criminal charges against Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham in the death of their 5-year-old son.

A.J.'s body was found Wednesday morning in a shallow grave near Woodstock, more than seven miles from his family’s home in Crystal Lake.

CBS 2 Chicago also reported this week that local police have detailed previous contact with this family and the stomach-churning conditions inside the home in which A.J. and his brother lived. His brother has been removed from his parent's custody.




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