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Crystal Lake house where A.J. Freund died demolished

In April, Andrew “AJ” Freund’s parents reported him missing, saying they had last seen him while putting him to bed. 

Nearly a year after 5-year old AJ Freund was killed by his parents, the Crystal Lake home where prosecutors allege that occurred is being demolished. 
Nearly a year after 5-year old AJ Freund was killed by his parents, the Crystal Lake home where prosecutors allege that occurred is being demolished. 
Brian Hill/Daily Herald

A sad reminder of a tragic death of a 5-year old boy quickly was reduced to rubble Wednesday morning.

Within minutes the Crystal Lake house where authorities say AJ Freund was killed by his parents last April in a heap, the Daily Herald reported.

Several neighbors watched the heavy equipment rip through the little cottage-style house.

“Who wants a haunted house in their neighborhood?” Crystal Lake resident Randy Funk asked.