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authorities say a five year old age a friend who was reported missing last week was found on Wednesday in Woodstock Illinois his body buried in a shallow grave and wrapped in plastic his parents were arrested and charged with first degree murder aggravated battery and failure to report a child death according to crystal lake police chief jeans black based on the current information and evidence both join Cunningham an injured friend are being charged with the death and disappearance of AJ %HESITATION we are , missing child last Thursday injure friend senior told police Eiji was missing from his bed in the morning and %HESITATION crystal lake home , authorities launched an exhaustive search in and around crystal lake and found the boy's body just outside the city and what stock along a major highway earlier this week at the Chicago sun times newspaper reported that police had been concerned since September about the living conditions at AJ's home where he lived with his parents and his younger brother the sun times said according to police reports the home was dirty had broken windows and had an overwhelming smell of feces the newspaper reported that AJ's younger brother had been taken into protective custody no cause of death was immediately released AJ's parents are expected to appear for a bond hearing in the coming days