The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy (all times local):

3 p.m.

Police say the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy whose parents reported him missing last week was found buried in a shallow grave and wrapped in plastic in a rural area a few miles from the family’s home.

Crystal Lake police Chief James Black said during a news conference that investigators found what they believe to be the remains of Andrew “AJ” Freund early Wednesday in the neighboring city of Woodstock. Efforts are underway to confirm it is AJ’s body.

He says they were led to the body after interviewing AJ’s parents overnight and presenting them with cellphone evidence.

The parents, Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, each face five counts of first-degree murder and other charges.

Authorities say they reported him missing last Thursday and told officers they last saw him at bedtime the night before.

In this April 24, 2019 booking photo provided by the Crystal Lake Police Department of Joann Cunningham who along with her husband Andrew Freund Sr. (Crystal Lake Police Department via AP)
In this April 24, 2019 booking photo provided by the Crystal Lake Police Department of Joann Cunningham who along with her husband Andrew Freund Sr. (Crystal Lake Police Department via AP)
Crystal Lake, Ill., Police Chief James Black, left, and FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Sallet announce during a press conference Wednesday that the parents of Andrew
Crystal Lake, Ill., Police Chief James Black, left, and FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Sallet announce during a press conference Wednesday that the parents of Andrew “AJ” Freund are responsible for his death, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

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2 p.m.

Authorities say they have found what they believe is the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy who went missing last week, and that his parents have been charged with murder in his death.

Crystal Lake police Chief James Black said at a news conference Wednesday that police dug up what they believe is Andrew “AJ” Freund’s body in a field and that it was wrapped in plastic.

He says AJ’s parents, Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, face murder and other charges in the boy’s death.

Authorities say the boys’ parents reported him missing last Thursday and told officers they last saw him at bedtime the night before.

This undated photo provided by the Crystal Lake, Illinois Police Department shows Andrew
This undated photo provided by the Crystal Lake, Illinois Police Department shows Andrew “AJ” Freund. (Crystal Lake Police Department via AP)
McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement search the area of Route 176 and Dean Street south of Woodstock,  Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)
McHenry County Sheriff’s officers and other law enforcement search the area of Route 176 and Dean Street south of Woodstock, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

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12:30 p.m.

Officers have removed several items from the home of an Illinois couple whose 5-year-old son has been missing for nearly a week.

Photos and video show the officers leaving the Crystal Lake home of Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham on Wednesday with a shovel, mattress, brown paper bags and plastic storage tub.

Searchers have been scouring the area for the couple’s missing son, Andrew “AJ” Freund. Authorities say the boys’ parents reported him missing last Thursday and told officers they last saw him at bedtime the night before.

Police say Cunningham has been refusing to cooperate with detectives. They say they don’t believe the boy was abducted and that he didn’t leave the home on foot. State child welfare officials have taken custody of the couple’s 4-year-old son, Parker.

Authorities plan to give an update on the investigation at a 1 p.m. news conference.

A makeshift memorial grows Monday, April 22, 2019 outside the Dole Avenue home of Andrew
A makeshift memorial grows Monday, April 22, 2019 outside the Dole Avenue home of Andrew “AJ” Freund, age 5, in Crystal Lake, Ill. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)
A blood hound K-9 officer and his handler sniffs the ground in front of the home of 5-year-old Andrew
A blood hound K-9 officer and his handler sniffs the ground in front of the home of 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Crystal Lake, Ill. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)
JoAnn Cunningham, mother of missing 5-year-old child Andrew
JoAnn Cunningham, mother of missing 5-year-old child Andrew “AJ” Freund, stands with her attorney George Killis outside of the Freund home as he speaks on her behalf and pleads with the public to help find AJ on Friday, April 19, 2019 in Crystal Lake, Ill. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)

9:25 a.m.

The FBI and police in the Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake are planning a news conference as they search for a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly a week.

The Crystal Lake Police Department says the news conference will take place at noon on Wednesday at City Hall. The agencies have been searching for Andrew “AJ” Freund since his parents reported him missing last Thursday. The couple said they saw him at bedtime the night before and couldn’t find him in the morning.

Andrew Freund Sr., the father of the missing 5-year-old  Andrew
Andrew Freund Sr., the father of the missing 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund, walks near his home on Dole Avenue in Crystal Lake, Ill. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)

Police searched for AJ in a park on Tuesday and said they planned to use sonar to search ponds in the community, which is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Chicago.

Authorities say they don’t believe the boy was abducted or wandered away.

Law enforcement personnel remove items from the Freund home in Crystal Lake, Ill., as the investigation into the case of missing 5-year-old Andrew
Law enforcement personnel remove items from the Freund home in Crystal Lake, Ill., as the investigation into the case of missing 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund continues on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (Robert McCoppin/Chicago Tribune via AP)
McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement search the area of Route 176 and Dean Street with a drone south of Woodstock, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)
McHenry County Sheriff’s officers and other law enforcement search the area of Route 176 and Dean Street with a drone south of Woodstock, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)
Law enforcement personnel remove items from the Freund home in Crystal Lake, Ill., as the investigation into the case of missing 5-year-old Andrew
Law enforcement personnel remove items from the Freund home in Crystal Lake, Ill., as the investigation into the case of missing 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund continues on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (Robert McCoppin/Chicago Tribune via AP)
McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement search the area of Route 176 and Dean Street south of Woodstock, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)
McHenry County Sheriff’s officers and other law enforcement search the area of Route 176 and Dean Street south of Woodstock, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)
McHenry County Sheriff's officer search the area of Route 176 and Dean Street south of Woodstock, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)
McHenry County Sheriff’s officer search the area of Route 176 and Dean Street south of Woodstock, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)
Officials gather near Gayle Drive near Woodstock, Ill., in their search for 5-year-old Andrew
Officials gather near Gayle Drive near Woodstock, Ill., in their search for 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund, who has been missing for nearly a week, Wednesday April 24, 2019. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Long time Crystal Lake resident Danielle Hein, left, wipes away tears after sitting in a press conference at the Crystal Lake village hall where officials announced charges against the parents of Andrew
Long time Crystal Lake resident Danielle Hein, left, wipes away tears after sitting in a press conference at the Crystal Lake village hall where officials announced charges against the parents of Andrew “AJ” Freund for his death, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)
FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Sallet speaks during a Crystal Lake, Ill. press conference Wednesday, April 24, 2019 about the parents of Andrew
FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Sallet speaks during a Crystal Lake, Ill. press conference Wednesday, April 24, 2019 about the parents of Andrew “AJ” Freund being charged for his death. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)
McHenry County Sheriff's officers and other law enforcement search the area of Route 176 and Dean Street south of Woodstock,  Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)
McHenry County Sheriff’s officers and other law enforcement search the area of Route 176 and Dean Street south of Woodstock, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

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