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04/18/2019 - Police Search for Missing 5-Year-Old

Post Date:04/18/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2019
CONTACT:  Deputy Chief Tom Kotlowski
                     100 West Woodstock Street
                     Crystal Lake, Illinois, 60014
                     (815) 356-3730

The Crystal Lake Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 5 year old male child.  The child was last seen in the 0-100 block of Dole Avenue last night, April 17, at around 9pm.  The child, who goes by the name of “Andrew” or “AJ”, is approximately 3’05”, weighs 70 pounds, with short, blond hair.  He was last seen wearing a blue Mario sweatshirt and black sweatpants.   A recent picture is attached to this release. 

The Crystal Lake Police Department is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the child’s disappearance.  As such, we have no further information available at this time.  We encourage anyone who may have information relating to this child’s location to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620.  In addition, anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411 (tip411).  Normal text messaging rates do apply.

***  Update April 18th, 2019 at 2:30 PM ***

The Crystal Lake Police Department continues to actively investigate this case. Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation specializing in missing children cases have been on scene and working closely with detectives.  Additional resources are expected to arrive in the area as we continue to search for Andrew “AJ” Freund. 

An AMBER alert was not issued in this case due to law enforcement being unable to confirm an abduction occurred.  Andrew’s parents reported they last saw him at bedtime on April 17th, 2019 at approximately 9pm.  After waking up this morning and being unable to locate him in the home, Andrew’s parents contacted police and reported him missing. 

The Crystal Lake Police Department encourages anyone with information related to this case to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620.  In addition, anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411 (tip411).  Normal text messaging rates do apply.

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