Images: Body of Andrew "AJ" Freund discovered, parents charged with his murder

 

See images from Wednesday as authorities discovered the remains of 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund in a Woodstock shallow grave and charged his parents with his murder. Mourners gathered for a vigil at dusk at the family's Crystal Lake home.

People linger around a memorial on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday following a vigil.
  People linger around a memorial on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday following a vigil.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
People begin to gather at a vigil on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday.
  People begin to gather at a vigil on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
People linger around a memorial on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday following a vigil.
  People linger around a memorial on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday following a vigil.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
People linger around a memorial on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday following a vigil.
  People linger around a memorial on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday following a vigil.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A woman looks up during a moment of silence at a vigil on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday.
  A woman looks up during a moment of silence at a vigil on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
People linger around a memorial on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday following a vigil.
  People linger around a memorial on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday following a vigil.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
People linger around a memorial on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday following a vigil.
  People linger around a memorial on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday following a vigil.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A man placed a candle on a growing memorial on the Crystal Lake home of Andrew "AJ" Freund.
  A man placed a candle on a growing memorial on the Crystal Lake home of Andrew "AJ" Freund.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement leave the search site with the body of of 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund after recovering his remains.
  McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement leave the search site with the body of of 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund after recovering his remains.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Janelle Butler, Crystal Lake neighbor to Andrew "AJ" Freund stands in front of his Dole Avenue home and reacts with tears Wednesday following the announcement that his parents are being charged with his death. "And to bury your own child, how do you do that" Butler said.
  Janelle Butler, Crystal Lake neighbor to Andrew "AJ" Freund stands in front of his Dole Avenue home and reacts with tears Wednesday following the announcement that his parents are being charged with his death. "And to bury your own child, how do you do that" Butler said.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Long time Crystal Lake resident Danielle Hein, left, wipes away tears after sitting in a press conference Wednesday at the Crystal Lake village hall where officials announced charges against the parents of Andrew "AJ" Freund for his death.
  Long time Crystal Lake resident Danielle Hein, left, wipes away tears after sitting in a press conference Wednesday at the Crystal Lake village hall where officials announced charges against the parents of Andrew "AJ" Freund for his death.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Crystal Lake Police Chief James Black, left, and FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Sallet announce during a press conference Wednesday that the parents of Andrew "AJ" Freund are responsible for his death.
  Crystal Lake Police Chief James Black, left, and FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Sallet announce during a press conference Wednesday that the parents of Andrew "AJ" Freund are responsible for his death.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement search Wednesday morning with a drone.
  McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement search Wednesday morning with a drone.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement search the area north of Route 176 Wednesday morning.
  McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement search the area north of Route 176 Wednesday morning.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
An unidentified woman watches as McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement search the area north of Route 176 Wednesday morning.
  An unidentified woman watches as McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement search the area north of Route 176 Wednesday morning.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement search the area north of Route 176 Wednesday morning.
  McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement search the area north of Route 176 Wednesday morning.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Wax from a candle drips down the fingers of a woman at a vigil in Crystal Lake Wednesday night.
  Wax from a candle drips down the fingers of a woman at a vigil in Crystal Lake Wednesday night.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A very large crowd gathered for a vigil on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday.
  A very large crowd gathered for a vigil on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A very large crowd gathered for a vigil on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday.
  A very large crowd gathered for a vigil on the Crystal Lake lawn of slain 5-year-old AJ Freund Wednesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
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