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The Murder of AJ Freund

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On the 18th of April 2019, 60 year old Andrew Freund Sr., made a phone call to the Illinois Crystal Lake police department to report his son missing. He claimed that the last time he saw his son, 5 year old Andrew “AJ” Freund, was around 9PM the night before and that he was sleeping in his bedroom. The following morning, however, he was nowhere to be found. He told the police that he’d searched the local area already, to no avail. (Source) Along with AJ’s mother, 35 year old Joanne Cunningham, he made appearances on the local news pleading...

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Man Arrested In Connection With Murder Of Linda O' Keefe

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On Friday July 6th 1973, an 11 year old girl named Linda O’Keefe went missing while walking home from Lincoln Intermediate School in Corona Del Mar. (Source) She would usually ride home on her bicycle, which would take around 15 minutes or so, or get picked up by her mother, but on this occasion she walked. She had gotten a ride from her piano teacher around 8AM that morning, so she was unable to ride her bike back.   Linda waited to see if her mother would pick her up after school and walked around a local market before calling...

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Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency

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Cyntoia Denise Brown didn’t have the easiest start in life. She was born in Tennessee in 1988 to a 16 year old alcoholic mother named Georgina Mitchell and an absent, unknown father.

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The Torture & Death of 10 Year Old Anthony Avalos

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Article contains mentions of child abuse and descriptions that some may friend upsetting. Reader discretion is advised. On June 20th, 2018, at 12:15PM the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department received a phone call regarding an unresponsive child due to what they were told was the result of a fall. The child’s mother, Heather Maxine Barron, 29, placed the call from the family residence, an apartment in Lancaster on 1100 East Avenue K. When police arrived at the scene they found Ten-year-old Anthony Avalos unconscious and in critical condition. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital. Tragically, the child died...

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