Five-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr. was reported missing by his mother, Ana Estevez, on April 22. The last time she saw her son in person was on April 15 during a custody exchange with his father, Aramazd Andressian Sr.
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Tragically, on June 30, the two-month search came to an abrupt end.
As ABC 7 reports, the young boy’s body was finally found near Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County. His dad, Aramazd Andressian Jr., had been extradited from Las Vegas to Los Angeles hours earlier.
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As Dearly reported, Andressian Sr. was arrested on a “no-body murder charge” on June 23.
Investigators told the L.A. Times they were suspicious that the father was planning to travel to a country where he couldn’t be extradited. His bail was set to $10 million.
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Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey told WSMV at the time that she was confident he had committed the murder even though they didn’t have the boy’s body. Police suspect Andressian Sr. killed his son to get back at his spouse.
On the day the boy was reported missing, Andressian Sr. was found unconscious near Lake Cachuma. He had doused his car in gasoline and overdosed on medication that wasn’t prescribed to him. The incident was described by police as a possible suicide attempt.
As KTLA reports, Andressian Sr. gave conflicting accounts of how his son disappeared. Investigators continued to search for the boy while Andressian Sr. was reportedly “socializing” in Las Vegas.
Lieutenant Joe Mendoza with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told KTLA:
“He was taking part in activities and displaying mannerisms that were not consistent with a grieving parent.”
Estevez wrote a statement following her estranged husband’s arrest:
My heart is shattered, and I will miss my son immensely each and every second of every day for the rest of my life. Piqui was everything great in my life, and I cannot imagine the emptiness and void that I will bear until we are together again someday.
When ABC 7 reached out to the mom for a comment, she reportedly responded with three “broken heart” emojis.