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27 June, 2017, 03:36 | Author: Melody Ballard
  • LA-area father arrested on suspicion of killing missing son

The father of a 5-year-old Pasadena boy missing since April was arrested on suspicion of murder, Los Angeles Times reported.

Investigators suspect the father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for two months killed the child after a family outing at Disneyland in a plot to get back at his estranged wife during a bitter separation, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Monday.

"After reviewing all of the evidence in this case, homicide investigators presented the facts to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and obtained a murder filing against the suspect", Medrano said in a written statement.

Andressian Sr.'s attorney, Daniel Nardoni, told Fox11News Monday that he was surprised by the arrest: "I was surprised to see that he was arrested on the charge of murder in particular since they haven't found a body and since he's been adamant from day one he hasn't done (anything) to harm his son or done anything to jeopardize his welfare", Nardoni said. The LA Times reports that Aramazd Andressian Senior was taken into custody in Las Vegas, where he is being held on $10 million bail until he is moved to LA County. About six hours later, Mendoza said Andressian Sr. turned up at Lake Cachuma in San Bernardino County, without his son. Aramazd Andressian Jr. has been missing for more than two months despite an extensive search by investigators that reached from his hometown to Santa Barbara.

The 5-year-old's body has not been found, but homicide investigators say there's enough evidence to charge his father with murder.

Investigators have said that Andressian had provided authorities with "inconsistent" and "misleading" statements.

Andressian told police that he had taken prescription drugs that didn't belong to him earlier in the morning of April 22.

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The boy's mother reported him missing on April 22 after Andressian Sr. did not show up to exchange custody of the child. Matches and gas were found inside the vehicle.

But the department would give no further details on what that evidence was, or what Andressian was doing in Nevada.

Surrounded by law enforcement, the boy's mom, Ana Estevez, made a plea at a news conference in May for her son's safe return.

Almost a week after the boy was reported missing, Andressian released a statement through his attorney.

"His mannerisms were not consistent with a grieving parent", sheriff's Lt. Joe Mendoza said of the father. "My heart is shattered and I will miss my son each and every second of every day for the rest of my life".

Authorities, they said, had been surveilling Andressian while he was in Las Vegas "socializing" for a total of 47 days since the boy disappeared. I'm counting the days until I see you again. Estevez said, speaking directly to her son.

The case remains under investigation, and anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or leave an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-8477.


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