KOKOMO, Ind. — The ex- boyfriend of Andrew “AJ” Freund’s mother has died.
The Northwest Herald reports Daniel Nowicki passed Sunday night at a St. Vincent’s Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana.
The cause of death is a suspected overdose, according to the coroner.
A paternity test last month confirmed Nowicki was the father of a baby girl AJ.’s mother Joann Cunningham delivered while she was in the McHenry County jail.
Cunningham remains in jail and is charged with the murder of 5-year-old AJ.
Freund’s father is also charged in the killing.
Prosecutors say they beat AJ in April, then buried his body in a shallow grave.