Police Release Father's 911 Call Reporting Son Missing

Police Release Father’s 911 Call Reporting Son Missing

Police Release Father’s 911 Call Reporting Son Missing

Crystal Lake police launched a search, using sonar equipment, at the pond next to Veteran Acres Park, located at 431 Walkup Rd.

Andrew Freud's last reported sighting was Wednesday night, when his parents say he went to bed at their home in Crystal Lake, which is about 45 miles northwest of Chicago.

'We love you very much, ' he said.

Crystal Lake police issued a press release with Andrew's description Thursday but didn't issue an AMBER alert "due to law enforcement being unable to confirm an abduction occurred", the department said. On the call, Andrew Freund Sr., in a calm voice, can be heard telling a police dispatcher that he could not find his son that morning. He said he had canvassed the neighborhood, including going to a nearby park and gas station where he would sometimes buy his son treats, before calling the report in.

The father goes on to say that he got home from a doctor's appointment between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. and went to check on Andrew and wake him up, but he was not in his room or in the home. Cunningham told officers that responded that she believed someone had stolen her phone and medications.

Cunningham doesn't have a listed telephone number, and her attorney did not immediately return a call for comment.

"She is a valuable resource because she was the last to see Andrew", Kotlowski said, adding that the boy's father, Andrew Freund, has spoken to detectives.

One report described seeing the home littered with dog feces and urine, and a children's bedroom where "the smell of feces was overwhelming".

This isn't the first time Andrew's parents have been under the microscope. She had called police to report that her cellphone and medication had been stolen from her home.

Andrew Freund Sr. the father of the missing 5-year-old

The heavily-redacted reports also indicate state child welfare workers were called after officers spotted a large bruise on one of the young boys living there, but that the children appeared to be "healthy and happy" and were not removed from the house.

Police said Tuesday there was no new information to share on the case. The allegations were determined to be unfounded in both instances, he said.

"AJ, please come home".

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) said it has "been involved" with the family since A.J.'s birth, department spokesman Jassen Strokosch told CNN. They said Cunningham was being "uncooperative" with investigators.

Cunningham's lawyer said that when police considered her to be a suspect he advised her to no longer talk.

Kotlowski on Tuesday denied the lawyers' claims, saying: "We do not have her listed as a suspect, we do not now have any suspects in this case".

Andrew is 3-foot-5, 70 pounds and has short blonde hair.

A Missing & Exploited Children's poster said AJ was last seen wearing a blue Mario sweatshirt, black sweatpants and green Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shoes. As a result of the findings, Andrew was taken into protective custody as a 1-month-old but was returned to his parents when he was 18 months old.

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