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Focus shifts to field in Woodstock for missing Crystal Lake boy as mother remains inside police station

The FBI and police converge on a field near unincorporated Woodstock Wednesday morning as the search for missing 5-year-old Andrew Freund continues | Photo by Alex Vucha.

A large police presence was seen Wednesday morning at a field near Woodstock, meanwhile the mother of the missing Crystal Lake boy remains inside the police station and authorities have announced a press conference for noon.

The Crystal Lake Police Department, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, FBI and other authorities converged in a field near Gayle Drive and Dean Street in unincorporated Woodstock early Wednesday morning.

Also this morning, investigators have removed several items, including a dirt covered shovel, a mattress, two brown bags and a bin from the family home of 5-year-old Andrew Freund in Crystal Lake.

Meanwhile, JoAnn Cunningham, the mother of missing Andrew Freund Jr., was seen entering the Crystal Lake Police Department early Wednesday morning. Her attorney was later seen leaving the police station while she remained inside.

The Crystal Lake Police Department announced a press conference for noon on Wednesday with Crystal Lake Police Chief James Black and FBI Special Agent Colin McGuire at Crystal Lake City Hall.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office also said that new information is expected to be released Wednesday.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.

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