Police are searching for a 5-year-old boy who disappeared in South Pasadena, California, on Saturday, after his father passed out in a local park.
KTLA reports that Aramazd Andressian Jr., 5, talked to his mom on Tuesday via Skype while visiting his father, Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, who shares custody with the boy. She didn’t hear from her son again, and on Saturday, the father failed to return the boy to his mother, prompting her to call the police.
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Earlier that morning, authorities found Andressian Sr. passed out at Arroyo Park, off of Stoney Drive. His vehicle was a short distance away, but his son was nowhere in sight. Police made the connection between Andressian Sr. and the missing child after reviewing the mother’s call and report.
Police questioned Andressian Sr. for hours but he insisted he had no idea where his son was. He was arrested on on suspicion of child abduction and child endangerment. It’s unclear why he was passed out in the park.
Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, along with bloodhounds, scoured the area all morning and again in the evening on Saturday, looking for signs of the boy. Officials returned on Sunday to continue the search. South Pasadena Police Chief, Art Miller, said they are continuing to focus in the same general area because they don’t have any leads yet to go on.
“The purpose of that is to go into the wooded area to see if we can find the young boy. We are focusing on this area only because this is the last place that the father was. We don’t have any other leads to go on at this time.”
Anyone with information about Aramazd’s whereabouts should call the South Pasadena police at 626-403-7297.
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