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Andrew Freund, 5, is missing in Illinois as a police focus on the boy's home

April 21, 2019 US 0 Views Breaking News Emails Get urgent news alerts and special reports. April 21, 2019, 20:55 GMT By Tim Stelloh Authorities in Illinois searched Sunday for a missing 5-year-old boy, Andrew Freund, who seemed to have disappeared from his family home last week. After investigators in the suburban Chicago city of Crystal Lake, hundreds of acres failed and searched the city's lake for traces of Freund on Thursday, the local police department said in a statement that he had not been abducted and it did not seem like he was leaving his home . No suspects have been identified in the boy's disappearance, but the department said "information obtained at the moment has police focused on the home." Andrew Freund, Jr., 5, was missing home from Crystal Lake in Illinois. Crystal Lake Police Department Andrew's parents told the authorities that they last saw him at 9:00 pm local time on April 17, police said. When the parents couldn't find the boy at home the next morning, they called the police, the statement said. The authorities then searched nearly 1,000 acres on foot and with drones, while sonar and underwater cameras were used to scan Crystal Lake, the department said. When a dog stroke went through the family's home, the police said they "picked up the scent of Others" … indicating that Andrew hadn't gone on foot. " Andrew Freund, Sr., father of the missing 5-year-old, goes near his home in Crystal Lake, Illinois, April 19, 2019.…

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Authorities in Illinois searched Sunday for a missing 5-year-old boy, Andrew Freund, who seemed to have disappeared from his family home last week.

After investigators in the suburban Chicago city of Crystal Lake, hundreds of acres failed and searched the city’s lake for traces of Freund on Thursday, the local police department said in a statement that he had not been abducted and it did not seem like he was leaving his home .

No suspects have been identified in the boy’s disappearance, but the department said “information obtained at the moment has police focused on the home.”

Andrew Freund, Jr., 5, was missing home from Crystal Lake in Illinois. Crystal Lake Police Department

Andrew’s parents told the authorities that they last saw him at 9:00 pm local time on April 17, police said.

When the parents couldn’t find the boy at home the next morning, they called the police, the statement said.

The authorities then searched nearly 1,000 acres on foot and with drones, while sonar and underwater cameras were used to scan Crystal Lake, the department said.

When a dog stroke went through the family’s home, the police said they “picked up the scent of Others” … indicating that Andrew hadn’t gone on foot. “

Andrew Freund, Sr., father of the missing 5-year-old, goes near his home in Crystal Lake, Illinois, April 19, 2019. John Starks / Daily Herald via AP [19659011] NBC Chicago reported that The boy’s father, Andrew Freund Sr., was seen coming into a car investigator after receiving a keyword for the family home.

He didn’t want to talk to reporters, but on Sunday he told NBC Chicago he had “no control over what people think. I just want my son to come home, okay? “

A lawyer for the boy’s mother Joann Cunningham told reporters Friday that she” worked a lot with the police until we sometimes got the impression she might be considered a suspect, “the Chicago Sun Times reported.

” I know not if she is or not, and I do not know how serious it is, “said lawyer George Kililis according to the newspaper. Kililis told NBC News that Cunningham is seven months pregnant and” emotionally and physically exhausted. “

NBC Chicago reported that Andrew had been in the foster home two years after he was born with opiates in his system and his parents were examined twice last year over unauthorized negligence and addiction complaints.

State Department for Children and Family Services took the child’s younger brother in custody last Friday, reported It wasn’t immediately clear why.

Natalie Obrego n and Jay Varela contributed.

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