The boy's parents reported that Andrew "AJ" friend was missing on Thursday morning and police were told they had last seen him at 9:00 am. the night before, at bedtime, following a dismissal from the Crystal Lake Police Department.
The search included 15 police departments, drones and rescue dog units. Sonar teams raiding Crystal Lake found nothing, and the dog teams "only picked up Andrew's" smell "at the residence, indicating that Andrew had not walked," the police said.
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The Department of Child and Family Services in Illinois has been around since the birth of Andrew "Involved in the family," said department spokesman Jassen Strokosch to CNN, "Andrew was placed in custody with us" shortly after he was born when "the neglect of the mother was implied," Strokosch said, from 201
The department was called twice in 2018 for alleged neglect in March and for abuse and neglect in December, Strokosch said, alleging that the allegations were unfounded in both cases he.
A younger brother, who was in the house until this week, now lives with another family, said Strokosch.
"AJ, please come home," said his father, Andrew Freund Senior, to television cameras. "We love you very much, you have no trouble, we are only worried to death, please, please come home."
Crystal Lake police released a press release describing Andrew on Thursday, but issued no AMBER warning "because law enforcement agencies were unable to confirm a kidnapping," the department said.
The police said about 373 acres were searched on foot and nearly 500 acres of drones were searched. A sonar team searched under docks and piers along the entire Crystal Lake and in the lake near the main beach, said a layoff.
The police are still "actively researching," the department said Friday.