AJ Freund – Missing Illinois boy found dead-parents charged with murder

April 25, 2019 | Brainwave Science

AJ Freund

AJ Freund

AJ Freund – Missing Illinois boy found dead-parents charged with murderSITUATION

AJ Freund was a 5-year-old boy reported missing last week and later his body was found wrapped in plastic in a shallow grave.  His parents have been charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery and failure to report a missing or child death.

The police interviewed the parents of Andrew AJ Freund overnight, after information about their cell phone data was obtained form forensic analysis.

Upon interrogation the parents, Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, provided information. This led to the recovery of AJ’s body in Woodstock, Illinois, about 10 miles from their home in Crystal Lake.

The cause of death is unknown at this time. The father of the child phoned the police and calmly reported AJ Freund as missing. He said he canvassed the neighborhood.

The resulting search has included 15 police agencies, drones, and rescue canine units. But police said it was likely that AJ had not walked away and was not abducted, and instead focused the investigation on the family home.

Sonar teams that searched Crystal Lake found nothing, and the canine teams “only picked up Andrew’s ‘scent’ within the residence, indicating that Andrew had not walked away on foot,” the police said.

According to a 63-page report, detailing several police calls to Andrew’s home in recent years, the household had unlivable conditions with dog feces and urine scattered there. The departments had visited the Freund household on several instances on allegations of neglect t and abuse.

To add to deception, Andrew Freund Sr. late last week spoke to TV cameras saying they were extremely worried about their son. “AJ, please come home,” his father said. “We love you very much. You’re not in any trouble. We’re just worried to death. Please, please come home.”


 Criminals across the world are adept at deceiving the investigators. They do it for a living. They do it habitually. In fact, they are so good at it that they are compulsive liars. In this case of the murder of young AJ Freund, the parents who have been charged with his murder did their best to be-fool the authorities to believe that their Freund had gone missing and not been murdered. The whole community is in shock about the brutality and cruelness of the parents who killed a harmless 5-year-old child.

To solve this murder, an enormous number of policemen, canine officers, investigators, forensic experts, drone operators and attorneys were involved.

Lets put this in perspective, in the year 2017, There were a total of 17,284 reported murder and non-negligent manslaughter cases in the U.S.  All these cases require huge resources which may not be simultaneously available. For example, CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman first reported on dozens of unsolved murders dating back 20 years. There are more than 5,000 active police investigations in Illinois alone hinged on pending DNA results.

At the March 25 hearing, Illinois State Police said they hope new measures put in place to reduce the backlog–like increased staffing and the addition of new technology–will help deal with a backlog of 5,121 cases pending DNA testing. The backlog includes 2,298 sexual assaults and 658 murder cases.

It can be safely said that DNA, fingerprinting is highly time-consuming. The more complex a case, the more time such analyses take. Combine this delay with the inaccuracy of the results. There is the risk of contamination of the samples. Polygraph testing further multiplies the uncertainty, since this is not a fool-proof test at all.

Therefore, it is safe to say that current forensic and investigation techniques are inadequate to solve cases in a time-definite fashion and with accuracy and reliability. Let alone, being able to cover the huge backlog of cases.

What is needed is a technology which can help solve cases, no matter what type, within a definite time-frame, no matter how complex or simple, provide dependable results with no ambiguity.

Can modern science come to the rescue of the investigators, the victims, and the undertrials?


The law enforcement agencies can make great and rapid progress with the use of a revolutionary technology called iCognative. It has been developed and is marketed by Brainwave Science, headquartered in the United States of America.

iCognative is an accurate way to determine whether crime-specific information is present in the mind of the suspect. It does so with an accuracy of more than 99%. iCognative technology is highly reliable. It is applicable in around 85-90% of criminal and civil cases. The operators from the agencies find it extremely to learn and use. iCognative is a highly portable intelligence gathering technology because it requires only a specialized headset and a computer.

iCognative is better than conventional methods because it does not involve the torture of the subjects. iCognative is helpful to a wide range of agencies, such as law enforcement, anti-trafficking, counter-terrorism units, national security, border security, and immigration.

Once the suspects are captured, iCognative can be used as a litmus test to help the authorities to screen them. Such suspects usually deny being privy to crime-related information. iCognative is a reliable and accurate technology to detect if a person has an awareness of details which only a criminal or a planner must know.

The suspect is supposed to wear a headset equipped with EEG sensors to pick up electrical responses to stimuli which are flashed on a screen. Stimuli consist of images, words or phrases related to the crime.

In the case of the murder of the young boy, evidence such as details of site of the crime like pictures and details of the murder location, murder weapon, picture and name of the victim, phone call records, can be used for the iCognative system in order to conduct a test. Similar tests with crime specific stimuli can be conducted on suspects in other stabbing cases. The revolutionary database analysis technique of the software will be able to detect linkages among the cases.

The iCognative test usually lasts around 45-minutes. It accurately tells whether the subject’s brain is aware of the crime-specific details or not.

Investigating agencies of Crystal Lake, Illinois must try iCognative on the arrested suspects in order to quickly confirm their involvement. iCognative must be added to the crime-solving toolkit of the investigators and used to fast-track all pending cases and be a staple for solving future cases. This way the investigators can focus on the right suspect, without spending too much time or resources on the interrogation of the wrong suspect.

Main Source: CNN

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