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Kuzma/iStock(CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) -- Andrew "AJ" Freund, the 5-year-old Illinois boy allegedly killed by his parents, died from head trauma due to multiple blunt force injuries, according to the McHenry County coroner's office.

AJ's parents, Andrew "Drew" Freund Sr. and Joann Cunningham, allegedly forced the boy to stay in a cold shower "for an extended period of time" and may have "struck" him, according to court documents.

Both parents have been charged with his murder, police said.

AJ, of Crystal Lake, was reported missing on April 18, prompting a massive, week-long search. The deadly assault occurred on or about April 15, according to court documents.

AJ's parents ultimately provided information that led investigators to his body, Crystal Lake Police Chief Jim Black said at a news conference on Wednesday.

AJ's body was found on Wednesday in a shallow grave, wrapped in plastic, in a rural area near Woodstock, Illinois, Black said.

Cunningham, 35, was charged with five counts of first-degree murder; four counts of aggravated battery; two counts of aggravated domestic battery; and one count of failure to report a missing or child death.

Freund, 60, was charged with five counts of first-degree murder; two counts of aggravated battery; one count of aggravated domestic battery; two counts of concealment of homicidal death; and one count of failure to report a missing or child death.

Both are due to be arraigned on Monday.

During the search for AJ, his younger brother was placed in a different home under a Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) safety plan, a DCFS spokesman told ABC News earlier this week.

DCFS has been in contact with AJ's family since AJ was born with opiates in his system in October 2013, DCFS officials said.

In November 2013, AJ was taken into protective custody and placed in foster care, DCFS officials said. AJ was returned to his home in June 2015, according to the agency.

In March 2018, DCFS officials investigated allegations of neglect by AJ's parents; the allegations were unfounded, according to DCFS.

The last contact between DCFS and the family was in December 2018, after Cunningham called the cops to report that AJ's father stole her cellphone and medication. Responding officers found a bruise on one of the children, but were "unable to make a determination of abuse," and released the kids back to the parents, according to police reports. Child protection staffers investigated the allegations of abuse and neglect, but the allegations were unfounded, a DCFS spokesman said.

The news of AJ's death is "heartbreaking," Marc Smith, acting director of Illinois DCFS, said in a statement Wednesday.

"Our priority is the care and safety of Andrew's younger sibling," Smith said. "The Department is committed to conducting a comprehensive review of the entirety of our work with Andrew's family to understand our shortcomings and to be fully transparent with the public on any steps we are taking to address the issues."

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Paul Marotta/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- FBI agents are searching the office and homes of Baltimore's embattled mayor, ABC News has learned.

Dave Fitz, a spokesman for the FBI's Baltimore field office, confirmed that search warrants were being executed Thursday morning at homes belonging to Mayor Catherine Pugh as well as at Baltimore City Hall. However, the nature of the investigation and substance of the searches are under seal.

The mayor's office did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

Pugh is on a leave of absence due to deteriorating health from a bout with pneumonia. The mayor announced her departure earlier this month, on the same day Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called for a criminal investigation into Pugh's lucrative book sales to the University of Maryland Medical System while she was a board member.

Pugh has since stepped down from her board position and returned $100,000 to the medical system for the last order of her self-published children's book, Healthy Holly, according to ABC Baltimore affiliate WMAR-TV.

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Pattanaphong Khuankaew/iStock(BOSTON) -- A state judge in Massachusetts was indicted Thursday for refusing to allow ICE to take custody of an undocumented immigrant, according to court papers.

Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph, 51, of Natick, was charged in the case along with a court officer, Wesley MacGregor, 56, of Watertown.

In court on Thursday, the judge and court officer were released after appearing. The undocumented immigrant is in deportation hearings but not in custody and

“The allegations in today’s indictment involve obstruction by a sitting judge, that is intentional interference with the enforcement of federal law, and that is a crime," said U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling. "We cannot pick and choose the federal laws we follow, or use our personal views to justify violating the law."

According to officials, police in Newton arrested a suspect on March 30, 2018, for being a fugitive on narcotics charges. Officials discovered that the suspect had been deported twice and Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a detainer.

On April 2, 2018, a plainclothes ICE officer came to the district court in Newtown to take custody of the suspect and was told to wait in the lobby.

But during the course of the proceedings, Joseph allegedly arranged for the suspect, his lawyer and an interpreter, to leave through a different exit, escorted by MacGregor.

“The actions of the judge in this incident are a detriment to the rule of law and highly offensive to the law enforcement officers of ICE who swear an oath to uphold our nation’s immigration laws,” said Todd M. Lyons, the acting field office director of ICE in Boston.

The defendant, who’s not identified by name in court documents, had been previously deported twice from the U.S., officials said.

According to the court documents, Judge Joseph arraigned the immigrant facing deportation on those charges, but later in the day she recalled his case. At that point, according to court documents Judge Joseph asked the ICE officer to wait outside the courtroom while proceedings took place.

The indictment includes court transcripts from the hearing which took place on April 2, 2018.

“ICE is gonna get him?” she asks the defendant’s attorney before turning off the court recorder, which the indictment said is a violation of Massachusetts court rules.

According to the government, 52 seconds later court recordings were turned back on.

The court clerk then asked the judge if she wanted to let the ICE officer back in, because he was set to visit the lockup portion of the jail, she declined and lets the unidentified subject go.

"That's fine. I'm not gonna allow them to come in here. But he's been released on this,” she says.

The court officer, who is also charged, asks if he is released. The judge said yes.

“He is. Um, [Defense Attorney] asked if the interpreter can accompany him downstairs, um, to further interview him...- and I've allowed that to happen,” she continued.

After that, the government says without the knowledge of the ICE officer, MacGregor released the alleged suspect out the back door, the government alleged, and said that "defendant Joseph and the Defense Attorney discussed devising a way to have A.S. avoid being arrested by the ICE Officer."

“Immediately following the proceeding, defendant MacGregor escorted A.S. from the Courtroom downstairs to the lockup, accompanied by the Defense Attorney and an interpreter," the indictment reads. "Once inside the lockup, defendant MacGregor used his security access card to open the rear sally-port exit and released A.S. out the backdoor at approximately 3:01 p.m,," the indictment stated.

Shelley previously served as a criminal defense attorney and was appointed to the Massachusetts district court by Governor Charlie Baker in 2017.

When the allegations first surfaced, Governor Baker told the Boston Globe that the judge should be removed from hearing criminal cases pending an investigation into her conduct.

“Look, judges are not supposed to be in the business of obstructing justice," Baker said.

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Austin Fire Department(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Investigators in Austin, Texas, are still searching for the man who was caught on camera attempting to set a Muslim community center on fire.

The suspect was captured on security video at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday going through a fence, "pouring what appears to be gasoline on the side of the building and then attempting to light the pieces of paper on fire," Austin Fire Capt. Andy Reardon said at a news conference Wednesday. The suspect then tried to throw the paper on the North Austin Muslim Community Center, he said.

It appears he was at the center for about 20 or 30 minutes, Reardon said.

At about 6:30 a.m., fire crews were called due to an odor of gasoline and investigators then found crumpled up, burned pieces of paper in a field near the building, Reardon said.

"We are working vigilantly with law enforcement to apprehend the perpetrator," the community center said in a Facebook post Wednesday. "As a Muslim community, we stand against all acts of violence against sanctified places of worship: whether it be against a church, a mosque, a synagogue, or a temple."

"We will continue to be vigilant as a community to keep the Masjid and its congregants safe," the center continued. "We are undeterred and will continue to worship and serve. "

Austin police have stepped up patrols in the area, Reardon said.

Authorities are looking to pursue a minimum charge of attempted arson, a second-degree felony, he said.

The suspect tried to disguise his face as he reached the cameras, Reardon said.

"We're hoping somebody in the public can recognize him and come forward," he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS).

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A mother and son were killed when a tree fell on their home during a tornado in Ruston, Louisiana, on Thursday, state officials said.

The son was 14 years old and a high school freshman, said Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

In Ruston, about 70 miles east of Shreveport, "the damage is extensive," the governor said at a news conference Thursday. "From the air, if anything, it is more remarkable than it is from the ground."

"Our prayers are with the people of Ruston today," Edwards tweeted.

The governor said he declared a state of emergency for the entire state.

 Tornadoes and severe storms slammed Texas and Louisiana overnight and at least four tornadoes have been confirmed in the area.

Tornado watches remain in effect from New Orleans to Pensacola, Florida, Thursday evening.

 Winds up to 70 mph and flash flooding are also possible.=

By 7 p.m. Thursday, the severe storms will move out of Louisiana and Mississippi and into the Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola area,

The storm will then move east on Friday, bringing heavy rain to the Carolinas and the Northeast.

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BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.) -- A 30-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sending a series of graphically violent and threatening emails to a college professor who has advocated for abortion rights.

Matthew Haviland of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, is accused of emailing the unnamed professor approximately 28 times over several hours on March 10, with several messages allegedly containing direct threats such as, "I will bite through your eyeballs while you’re still alive, and I will laugh while you scream," according to the complaint.

The professor -- who works and resides in Massachusetts and is referred to as "Victim 1" -- has spoken in favor of abortion rights and published "highly critical views" of President Donald Trump, according to the complaint.

In an email to the professor, Haviland allegedly wrote, "You will be held accountable for every f------ baby you murdered through your horrible deception of they are not humans [sic]," according to the complaint.

In another email, Haviland allegedly wrote he "will kill every Democrat" to stop abortions, according to the complaint.

"This office will take a hard line on threats of violence motivated by politicized issues, regardless of whether those issues arise on the right or the left," Andrew Lelling, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, said in a statement Wednesday. "Americans are responsible for what they say, and if they put others in fear for their lives, we will prosecute."

Between March 15 and 16, Haviland allegedly sent approximately 11 similar emails to the admissions department of a professional school at the university where the professor teaches, according to the complaint, including one that suggested bombing the school.

Additionally, between April 4 and 5, a women's medical center in Rhode Island received approximately 114 voice messages from a male caller who "spoke of babies being murdered and drew comparison between Nazis and a doctor who worked" there, according to the complaint.

During a phone interview with authorities, Haviland admitted he made those calls and apologized, saying he had no intent to harm, according to the complaint.

Authorities say they also obtained copies of violent text messages regarding abortion Haviland allegedly sent an acquaintance.

Haviland faces federal charges of cyberstalking and transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, which altogether carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.

He appeared in federal court in Boston on Wednesday afternoon and is being held pending a detention and probable cause hearing scheduled for Monday, according to ABC Boston affiliate WCVB-TV.

"Simply put, words matter, and today’s arrest of Matthew Haviland should serve as a warning to others who think they can use the internet to terrorize people. Don’t do it," Joseph Bonavolonta, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston Division, said in a statement Wednesday.

"Everyone has the right to express their opinion, but when you threaten, harass, intimidate, and put others in fear for their lives, it’s a federal crime," he added.

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Tuscaloosa Police Department(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) -- Police investigating the brutal arrest of an Alabama woman have released body camera video of the encounter after witness video posted on social media caused outrage.

Officers were called to a scene in Tuscaloosa at 6:40 p.m. on Friday in reference to someone leaving the scene of an accident.

Approximately 25 minutes later, officers located the vehicle that they said left the scene, allegedly driven by Jhasmynn Alexiss Sheppard, according to Tuscaloosa police.

After pulling Sheppard out of the vehicle, video shows the officers having a physical confrontation with her in an effort to take her into custody.

After a video of the incident posted on social media went viral over the weekend, the Tuscaloosa Police Department released body camera video from one of the officers, only identified by his last name, Ward, on Wednesday.

In the five-minute body camera video, the two officers pull over Sheppard. Before she can give them her license and registration, officers begin to pull her out of the car.

The officer tries to put Sheppard in handcuffs, but she tries to turn away and before being cuffed, she goes to the ground. Ward asks her if she's "lost her freakin' mind."

Much of the rest of the video is obscured because the camera was knocked off Ward’s body. The camera of the second officer, only identified by his last name, Lackey, was covered by a raincoat at the time.

Sheppard cries out as an officer is heard cursing and threatening her, while one officer is heard shouting that he is going to kick her teeth out.

One of the officers can be seen taking out and striking Sheppard with his police baton. She’s heard whimpering, “It hurts so bad."

An officer, believed to be Ward, is heard telling her she’s "lucky I didn’t put my gun in the back of your noggin… I could’ve shot you! Do you know how stupid you are?”

In a press conference Wednesday, Police Chief Steven Anderson said the video is “offensive to many. The language and conduct. It is also offensive to myself. It does not reflect the trainings to teaching that we do here at the Tuscaloosa Police Department. It’s unacceptable and we do not condone that.”

Sheppard left the scene of an accident she was involved in, Anderson said, which was why she was pulled over.

She was charged with resisting arrest, second degree assault and disarming law enforcement.

Anderson said that when he first saw the bystander’s video of Sheppard’s arrest, “I didn’t think that the force was excessive but I did feel that it warranted a second look and a more in-depth investigation.”

He said the investigation began on Saturday.

“It was not until Monday afternoon when I saw this body camera video did I become concerned,” Anderson said. “I had a serious problem with the conduct and threats they were making. I was disappointed and disgusted.“

Anderson said he had been speaking with the city attorney about possibly getting the charges against Sheppard dismissed.

Both officers have been at the department for less than two years and have both been assigned to desk duty while the investigation continues.

The officers will go before a disciplinary board, who will make a recommendation to Anderson, who will then make his own recommendation to the city attorney.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection(BROWSNVILLE, Texas) -- U.S. border agents found a 3-year-old boy alone and crying in a Texas cornfield after he was likely abandoned by smugglers, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Border Patrol officers were on patrol outside Brownsville, Texas on Tuesday morning, pursuing people who they believed crossed the border illegally. When the agents tried to apprehend them, they ran in different directions through an overgrown cornfield, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

After searching the field, the agents found the young boy. His name and phone number were written on his shoes. CBP was attempting to reunite the boy with his parents using the phone number.

The young boy, wearing denim pants and a dark blue jacket, was photographed watching a computer screen surrounded by federal officials in an image released by the U.S. government.

Early this morning, #USBP Agents found a 3-year-old boy alone and crying in a corn field in TX. He had his name & phone numbers written on his shoes. #CBP is attempting to reach his family. We believe the boy was with a larger group that ran when they encountered Agents.

— CBP (@CBP) April 24, 2019

The boy will be transferred to a Health and Human Services facility, a CBP spokesperson said.

The news was first reported by NBC.

Authorities have apprehended record numbers of migrant families and children attempting to cross into the U.S. recently. Border agents took nearly 9,000 unaccompanied migrant children into U.S. custody in March, which is the highest monthly total in years.

Figures show there were at least 418,000 total apprehensions as of last week, compared to 404,142 year-to-date in 2018.

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Broward County Sheriffs Office(DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.) -- A Florida sheriff's office on Wednesday said it had opened an internal investigation after video surfaced showing a deputy punching a suspect who was handcuffed to a hospital bed.

Officer bodycam footage showed Broward County Sheriff Deputy Jorge Sobrino punching David O'Connell and aggressively twisting his arm at a South Florida hospital in January.

Sobrino arrested O'Connell, 26, at a Walmart in Pompano Beach, Florida, while responding to a domestic disturbance report. O'Connell was apprehend on charges of resisting without violence and taken Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach, Florida, for injuries he sustained during the arrest.

That's when the two got into a heated exchange.

"Hey, I don't want to be here. I don't want to be here. I wanna sign off!" O'Connell is heard yelling in the video. "I wanna sign off!"

Sobrino then closes the door, and orders O'Connell, who had one hand cuffed to the hospital bed, to sit down -- but he refused.

"Now you're going to f---ing close the door and beat my ass again," O'Connell is heard saying. "F--- you! Now you think your all big now because you're a f---ing cop?"

The officer then appears to throw O'Connell's legs on the bed, punch him in the face and twist his arm behind his back. Sobrino was aware that he was being recorded and he even pointed to the camera at one point after the confrontation.

Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said the officer's conduct was "unacceptable" and called for his firing.

"Unacceptable and outrageous for a deputy sheriff to punch a male who is handcuffed to a hospital bed," Bogen said Wednesday. "Abuse of power cannot be tolerated. Deputy needs to be held accountable by being fired."

He said he recommended the State Attorney's Office open a criminal investigation into the incident.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office said it's internal affairs division opened a preliminary investigation on Wednesday after receiving a letter from the Broward County Public Defender's Office, which is representing O'Connell.

"He clearly wanted to beat up Mr. O'Connell rather than use some deescalation techniques," Broward County Assistant Public Defender Gordon Weekes told ABC affiliate WPLG-TV on Wednesday. "It shows how brazen and how comfortable he is in using this type of force and that he will use it even when he knows the camera is running."

The video surfaced just days after Broward County deputies were seen beating and pepper-spraying a 15-year-old boy during an arrest outside a Fort Lauderdale high school. The sheriff's office suspended two officers in connection with the arrest on Tuesday as video of the violent encounter went viral.

That case is also under an internal investigation.

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Wharton Police Department(WHARTON, Texas) -- Police arrested four suspected burglars at a CVS in Texas on Wednesday, including one inside a pillar outside.

Officers said they thwarted a burglary in progress at the drugstore in Wharton, Texas, about 60 miles southwest of Houston, using ladders to reach three suspects from the store's ceiling, according to the Wharton Police Department.

After three suspects scurried down the ladder, police were shocked to learn a fourth suspect had somehow gotten himself trapped in a pillar outside the store.

"Responding officers quickly set up a perimeter around the CVS Pharmacy store to gain control of the scene," the department said in a statement. "One subject, who had climbed down into one of the building’s exterior columns, was safely removed from said column and subsequently placed into custody."

The department posted aerial images from the scene to its Facebook page Wednesday night, showing a suspect trapped inside the square column with his hands behind his head.

It previously sent out a photo with a drawing of a stick figure to illustrate where the suspect was hiding, but the department said its Facebook followers found it hard to believe.

"Some still can’t believe that we found one of today’s four alleged burglary suspects within one of CVS' exterior pillars," the department said. "We felt confident that our stick figure drawing was proof enough, but for those still looking for more, here’s an actual picture of his position."

Wharton Police DepartmentPolice declined to release the suspects' names because they are "attempting to accurately gather the information needed."

It's unclear if any of them have been charged.

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Keepers of the Wild(VALENTINE, Ariz.) -- The director of an animal sanctuary in Arizona was seriously injured on Monday when he was attacked by a tiger at the facility.

Jonathan Kraft, the director and founder of Keepers of the Wild, was moving the 11-year-old tiger to a safer area during a heavy rainstorm and was attacked by the normally docile animal.

"Jonathan was concerned for the welfare of several large cats in his approximate area including the tiger and took unilateral action to allow them access to protection from the elements," the sanctuary said in a statement on Wednesday. "During that process, a safety protocol had obviously failed resulting in the incident."

Kraft was flown to a hospital in Las Vegas where he was treated for "multiple wounds and two broken bones." The sanctuary said he will take several months to recover.

The tiger, Bowie, was taken into the sanctuary last year after previously being owned as a pet. The animal was declawed as a cub and had difficulty walking, the sanctuary said.

The sanctuary said in its statement that Kraft "made the decision to shift Bowie’s gates to allow him access to his den box area. During the process, the usually docile behaving Bowie exhibited unusual conduct by suddenly pushing the gates prior to Jonathan being able to secure the safety clips."

Bowie bit down on Kraft, before other staffers freed him from the tiger's jaws.

The tiger will not be euthanized, the sanctuary said.

Keepers of the Wild is a nonprofit that cares for 150 exotic animals, including tigers, lions, leopards, bears and wolves. The facility is open to visitors, but was being closed due to the storm, the sanctuary said.

The facility was established in 1995 in Las Vegas, but later relocated to rural Valentine, Arizona, about two hours southeast of Las Vegas.

Kraft previously worked as an entertainer on the Las Vegas Strip, appearing in shows with two tigers he trained starting as cubs. He initially started the sanctuary as a place for retired animals from stage shows and eventually decided to cut animals out of his shows entirely.

The sanctuary said it was conducting an internal investigation into the accident.

The attack was the second by a tiger in a matter of days in the U.S., after a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo was mauled on Saturday. The keeper, identified as Kristyn Hayden-Ortega on Tuesday, was removed from the intensive care unit a day after the attack and is expected to make a full recovery from puncture wounds to her head, neck, back and arms.

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Rattankun Thongbun/iStock(JASPER, Texas) -- White supremacist John William King was executed on Wednesday, more than 20 years after he killed James Byrd Jr. in a horrifying hate crime.

King was one of three white men convicted of murdering Byrd, who was black, on June 7, 1998, near Jasper, Texas.

Byrd, a 49-year-old father of three, was abducted, beaten, chained to the back of a pickup truck and then dragged down a country road.

His body was decapitated, dismembered and ditched.

King, 44, was sentenced to death in 1999.

The other killers were Lawrence Russell Brewer, who was executed in September 2011, and Shawn Allen Berry, who is serving life in prison.

In 1999, Byrd's family founded the Byrd Foundation for Racial Healing, a non-profit organization that works to promote "racial healing and cultural diversity through education."

Byrd's gruesome slaying led to the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which was signed by President Barack Obama in 2009.

The legislation added crimes motivated by victims' race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability to the federal hate crime law. Shepard, an openly gay college student, was abducted, fatally beaten and tied to a fence in Wyoming in October 1998.

King's execution took place in Huntsville, Texas, at 7 p.m. local time Wednesday.

King called himself an "unrepentant racist" -- but innocent of the crime -- in a 2004 interview with ABC News.

Allen Richard Ellis, an appeals attorney for King, told ABC News in 2003 that King's "racist beliefs" left him on death row even though he said the crime wasn't race-related.

"Byrd was not killed because he was black," said Ellis. "There was a history of drug dealing between one of the people in the apartment and Mr. Byrd. Mr. Byrd had ripped one of them off, and this is unfortunately what happened to him."

"A lot of people in this country, for very good reason, would find him to be a very offensive person," Ellis said of his client, but added that "he deserves unconflicted legal representation."

Ellis did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment on Wednesday.

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Fedorovekb/iStock(CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) -- Missing 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund is believed to be found dead, nearly one week after he vanished from his Crystal Lake, Illinois, home, police said Wednesday.

Both of AJ's parents gave information that led to a body believed to be the little boy. The body was buried in a shallow grave, wrapped in plastic, in a rural area near Woodstock, Illinois, Crystal Lake Police Chief Jim Black said at a news conference on Wednesday.

His cause of death is not clear, Black said.

Both parents are being charged with his disappearance and death, Black said.

Speaking directly to AJ, Black said, "We know you're at peace, playing in heaven's playground."

AJ was last seen alive on the night of Wednesday, April 17. AJ's mother, JoAnn Cunningham, reported him missing the next day, according to her attorney, George Kililis.

Crystal Lake police said on Monday that AJ's mother was being "uncooperative" with investigators.

However, Kililis told "Good Morning America" over the weekend that when Cunningham reported AJ missing, she spoke with multiple officers and "was fully cooperating."

Kililis said he got the impression that police considered Cunningham a suspect, so he told her to remain silent.

"She has nothing to do with his disappearance," Kililis said over the weekend. "She's nothing more than a grieving mother."

There was no indication the boy was abducted, police said earlier this week.

Canine teams only picked up the boy's scent within his home, which police said indicated he didn't walk away on foot.

Crystal Lake is about 50 miles northwest of Chicago.

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Indiana State Police(DELPHI, Ind.) -- The Indiana State Police is now clarifying why the first sketch of the person of interest in the mysterious Delphi double murder looks so different from the man in the new suspect sketch released this week: they are two different people.

The man seen in the initial person of interest sketch -- who was believed to be in his 40s or 50s -- is not currently a person of interest in the case, police said Wednesday.

Investigators want to the public to focus on this different, younger man pictured in a new sketch released Monday. The suspect is believed to be between 18 and 40 years old, but may appear younger than his age, police said.

This young, unknown man is being sought in the killings of eighth-graders Abby Williams, 13, and Libby German, 14, who were killed on a hiking path on Feb. 13, 2017.

The shocking crime has devastated the residents of Delphi, a tight-knit community of nearly 3,000 people.

The killer is believed to currently or previously live in Delphi, work in town or visit on a regular basis, Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter announced Monday.

"We believe you are hiding in plain sight" and even "may be in this room," Carter said at a news conference.

"We likely have interviewed you or someone close to you," Carter said.

Delphi residents "should reflect back on people they know in the community that look similar to the sketch released on April 22nd, especially if that person has changed their appearance since the murders," state police said in a statement on Wednesday.

This new suspect sketch "is representative of the face of the person captured in the video on Liberty German’s cell phone as he was walking on the high bridge" the day of the crime, police said.

In 2017, police released a grainy image from Libby's phone showing someone on the trail the day the girls went missing. On Monday, police revealed a new, brief video clip showing that suspect walking on the bridge near where the girls were last seen.

"When you see the video, watch the person's mannerisms as they walk," Carter said Monday. "Do you recognize the mannerisms as being someone you might know?"

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Cincinnati Public Schools(CINCINNATI) -- A perfect score on a standardized test is an accomplishment worth celebrating.

Walnut Hills High School in Ohio found 17 reasons to celebrate.

Cincinnati Public Schools announced in a press release that 17 students from the school achieved a perfect score of 36 on the American College Testing, better known as the ACT, a test commonly used for college admissions.

Eight seniors and nine juniors at the school received the flawless score. An additional 23 Walnut Hills High School seniors received a near-perfect score of 35 out of 36, according to Principal John Chambers.

Tarah DeSousa, a media communications strategist from ACT, told ABC News that around two-tenths of one percent of students that take the ACT generally earn a 36 composite score on the exam.

The ACT is divided into sections for reading, mathematics, English, and science, with each section receiving a score between 1 and 36 and the test-taker receiving a composite score. ACT reported that the average composite score for the class of 2018 was 20.8.

The seniors, who earned the perfect score, plan to attend the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University, Tulane University, and Rhodes College, with one student studying abroad in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh, the school district said.

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