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“AJ will always be our little superhero,” family of Andrew Freund says in statement

Six days after the body of 5-year-old Crystal Lake boy Andrew Freund was found buried near Woodstock, his relatives have released a statement describing the boy as ‘loving and caring’. Andrew Freund’s family attorney Peter J. Flowers released a statement on behalf of the family on Tuesday. Flowers represents AJ’s family, other than the biological […]

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“Maybe someone hit me with a belt, maybe mommy didn’t mean to hurt me” Andrew Freund previously told to doctor

A new report detailing the timeline of DCFS involvement with Andrew Freund shows that he told a doctor months before his death, “Maybe someone hit me with a belt. Maybe mommy didn’t mean to hurt me.” On Friday, the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services released a more detailed timeline of their interactions with […]

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Coroner releases cause of death of 5-year-old Andrew Freund

An autopsy showed that Andrew “AJ” Freund died from “craniocerebral trauma” as a result of multiple blunt force injuries, the McHenry County Coroner’s Office said. McHenry County Interim Coroner David Devane released the results Thursday afternoon following the autopsy. AJ suffered craniocerebral trauma, which is a brain injury. The parents of Andrew Freund allegedly forced […]

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Parents facing numerous charges in murder, disappearance of 5-year-old Andrew Freund

The parents of 5-year-old Andrew Freund are facing charges of first-degree murder, aggravated battery, aggravated domestic battery, failure to report missing or child death and more, police announced. JoAnn Cunningham, the boy’s mother, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder, four counts of aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated domestic battery and one […]

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Body of missing 5-year-old Andrew Freund found near Woodstock; parents charged with murder

The parents have been charged with first-degree murder after the body of missing 5-year-old Crystal Lake boy Andrew Freund was found Wednesday near Woodstock, police announced. Crystal Lake Police Chief James Black and FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Sallet announced Wednesday during a press conference that the boy’s body had been found on private property near […]