Aramazd Andressian has been missing for two weeks and as the search continues, his family, desperate to find him, is offering a $10,000 reward for his safe return or information that leads to his whereabouts.
The last time little Aramazd talked to his mother was on April 20 via Skype. The mom, whose name is unknown, told the police that she didn’t know her boy’s location when she talked to him on Skype, but he was with his father for the week for visitation. The following Saturday, Aramazd’s dad, Aramazd Andressian Sr. 37, was found passed out at the Arroyo Park in South Pasadena, but the boy was not with him.
Police arrested Andressian Sr. on suspicion of suspicion of child abduction and child endangerment, but lacking evidence to hold him, authorities released him a few days later. The boy’s father insists he has no idea where his son is. Andressian Sr.’s family said that he would never harm his child.
— Jennifer Koochof (@jenkoochofphoto) April 29, 2017
“The baby was the dad’s life. He would never, never hurt his son. Never. He worked as hard as he did, everything he did was for his son,” the father’s cousin, Karen Medadian, said.
Another family member said that they just want “Junior” back and that it’s been “two weeks of hell.”
My motion creates $10K reward for info leading to apprehension of person responsible for concealing/kidnapping of 5-yo Aramazd Andressian Jr pic.twitter.com/xlT3uFvVqF
— Kathryn Barger (@kathrynbarger) May 2, 2017
On May 3, Andressian Sr. released a statement, but so far it hasn’t helped authorities get any closer to finding the missing child.
“I was told that a good Samaritan found me unconscious on the ground near my car, with young Aramazd nowhere in sight. I can only speculate that I must have been attacked in the park, given my unresponsive state and subsequent physical condition. My family and I are heartbroken and grief-stricken that Aramazd Jr. is missing and may be in harm’s way.”
On April 25, investigators began searching in and around the Cachuma Lake for the little boy, but nothing turned up.
Aramazd stands 3 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs roughly 55 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, and a small mole on his right shoulder.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or the Los Angeles Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
[Feature Photo: Family Handout]