HUNTLEY, Ill. — Community members will gather Sunday to help raise money for a memorial in honor of AJ Freund.
AJ was found dead Wednesday in a shallow grave in Woodstock. He’d been reported missing nearly a week earlier.
His parents, Andrew Freund Sr., 60, and JoAnn Cunningham, 36, have been charged with first-degree murder. Prosecutors said the couple forced the boy to stand in a cold shower for an “extended period” of time, then beat him to death. Bond was set at $5 million each.
The fundraiser, “Bowl in Blue Benefit, will be held at Huntley Bowl-Hi Lanes and starts at 7 p.m.
Organizers said money raise will help with a memorial in AJ’s honor, pay for funeral expense, and help AJ’s brother.
A public visitation will be held for AJ Friday at the Davenport Family Funeral home in Crystal Lake.
Freund Sr. and Cunningham are scheduled to appear in court Monday.