Dad and mom of a lacking five-year-old boy have been charged along with his homicide.
Andrew Freund reported his son AJ lacking on Thursday morning from their dwelling in Crystal Lake, Illinois, prompting a close to week-long investigation by the police and the FBI.
On Wednesday, police introduced that Freund and AJ’s mom Joann Cunningham have been charged with AJ’s homicide.
They’re each going through 5 counts of first diploma homicide, in addition to aggravated battery, aggravated home battery, concealment of a murder, and failure to report a lacking youngster.
Police mentioned they discovered what they consider is AJ’s physique “buried in a shallow grave wrapped in plastic” in Woodstock, Illinois. In a press convention on Wednesday, Crystal Lake police chief Jim Black mentioned the reason for dying has not but been decided.
The police confirmed in the identical convention that info supplied by Freund and Cunningham “finally led to the restoration of the deceased topic.’
CNN experiences that officers had beforehand visited the house of Freund and Cunningham and located it to be in ‘unliveable’ situations. One report from 2018 reveals that officers ‘recalled going upstairs to the place Cunningham’s two boys slept solely to odor a powerful odor of faeces with the home windows open.’
Freund and Cunningam are presently being held in McHenry County Jail. If convicted, each might face life in jail.
It was beforehand reported that AJ’s youthful sibling is presently dwelling with one other household.