Crystal Lake police planned to provide an update Wednesday on their investigation into the disappearance of 5-year-old Andrew “A.J.” Freund, who was reported missing last week.
There was police activity Wednesday morning near the intersection of Route 176 and Dean Street east of Marengo and south of Woodstock, where there are large open fields, the New Life Christian Center, and Kolze’s Corner Gardens nearby. The scene is about 6.6 miles west-northwest of the family’s home on Dole Avenue — about an 11-minute drive from the home. Specifically, the police drove down a gravel road in the area of Gayle Drive and Dean Street about .75 mile north of the intersection of Route 176 and Dean Street. The scene in Dorr Township is less than four miles south of Woodstock.
Police also returned to the house of A.J. Freund and family Wednesday morning April 24, 2019 and removed a shovel, a child’s mattress, two large lawn bags, a plastic storage tub and the family dog (a boxer named Lucy) from the Crystal Lake home of 5-year-old AJ Freund.
Andrew “AJ” Freund, age 5, was last seen at his home in the 0-99 block of Dole Avenue on April 17 2019, according to the Crystal Lake Police Department. He has short, blonde hair and is approximately 3’5” 70 LBS. Andrew “AJ” Freund was last seen wearing a blue Mario sweatshirt and black sweatpants.
Police announced that a press conference is scheduled for noon Wednesday April 24, 2019 at the Crystal Lake
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Posted by NBC Chicago on Wednesday, April 24, 2019