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5-year-old child disappears in Crystal Lake

Andrew was last seen at 9 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 0-100 block of Dole Avenue in Crystal Lake | Recent photo provided by the Crystal Lake Police Department.

A search is underway for a 5-year-old boy who went missing from his home in Crystal Lake Wednesday evening, police said.

Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Thomas Kotlowski said Thursday afternoon that the boy, who goes by the name of Andrew or “AJ,” was last seen in the 0-100 block of Dole Avenue Wednesday at 9 p.m.

The boy is 3-foot-5, 70 pounds and has short blonde hair. He was last seen wearing a blue Mario sweatshirt and black sweatpants.

Kotlowski said that the Crystal Lake Police Department is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the child’s disappearance.

“As such, we have no further information available at this time. We encourage anyone who may have information relating to this child’s location to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department,” Kotlowski said.

Search and rescue dogs were called to the area Thursday morning.

Anyone with information about the boy is asked to call the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620. Anonymous tips can also be sent to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411 (tip411).


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