Illinois Boy, 5, Was Forced To Cold Shower by Parents Before Being Beaten to Death

Updated On 26 Apr, 2019 Published On

The parent of a 5 years old child has been accused of killing their child and burying the plastic-wrapped body in a shallow grave.

As per the reports by the prosecutors in McHenry County Circuit Court on Thursday, parents of the child, Andrew Freund Sr., 60, and JoAnn Cunningham, 35, allegedly forced their child into the cold shower after which tortured him physically with all the intentions to kill the boy.

Joann CAPTION: Joann Cunningham, 36, and Andrew Freund Sr., 60 SOURCE: People

A day later, on Thursday, the Crystal Lake Police Department and the FBI reported that they have discovered the remains of the child's body. The father of the child had reportedly filed a missing report a week earlier on Thursday.

Well, the parent of the child was arrested on Wednesday after a forensic analysis of cell phone data pointed out the culprit to be the child's parent. 

They are charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery and failure to report the death of a child, online court records show.