Missing Boy
In this undated photo provided by the South Pasadena, Calif., Police Department shows Aramazd Andressian Sr. Homicide detectives are searching the Southern California home of Andressian, who's 5-year-old son has been missing for about a week. AP

Father Arrested for the Murder of His Missing 5-Year-Old Son

Jun 24, 2017

A California man was arrested in Las Vegas Friday for the murder of his son, who has been missing since April.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department did not say what specifically led to Aramazd Andressian Sr.'s arrest.

"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 filling against the suspect," the Sheriff's Department said in a release posted to Facebook.

His 5-year-old son was last seen in the early morning hours of Friday, April 21. Andressian Jr. was in the custody of his father at the time. The boy's mother reported that Andressian Sr. did not bring their son back during a planned custody exchange, CNN reported.

Police found Andressian Sr. in a hospital the next day, according to CNN. Andressian Sr. said he took prescription medication that was not prescribed to him that morning and that he did not remember what happened to his son.

The boy is still considered missing. Andressian Sr. is being held on $10 million bail.

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