Police are searching for a 5-year-old boy whose father was found passed out in a South Pasadena, California park on Saturday. According to KTLA, Aramazd Andressian Jr. was last seen by his mother on Tuesday evening during a Skype video call from an unknown location. She last saw her son in person on April 15 when she transferred him to his father's custody at the Baldwin Park Police Department. The mother reported Andressian Jr. missing Saturday after his father failed to show up to their arranged meeting point that morning. The two share custody of the boy.
The father, 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr., was found unresponsive a short distance from his 2004 BMW by paramedics in Arroyo Park that same morning. According to the report, his boy was not with him, and it's unclear whether his father had even brought him to the park. Andressian was taken to a local hospital and his vehicle was impounded. Police soon made the connection with Andressian to the missing person report filed by the boy's mother and Andressian was arrested, booked on suspicion of child abduction and child endangerment.
According to the report, police said the father did not appear to be a victim of a crime. The man claims he does not remember what happened to his son. It is unclear how long the 5-year-old has been missing. It is also unclear how the father ended up passed out in the park and how long he was unconscious.
“At this point, his statements have been convoluted and not consistent," police said of the child’s father. "Some of them are contradictory, so we’re working to try to get to the truth.”
More than 125 local law enforcement personnel and bloodhounds searched for the boy in and around the park this weekend. Police are now asking for the public’s help. Andressian Jr. is about 3 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 55 pounds. He has a small mole on the bottom of his right shoulder. He was last seen wearing a turquoise shirt and plaid shorts or a gray-and-white-striped shirt with gray sweatpants, according to police.
Anyone with information about the child’s location can call sheriff's detectives at 323-890-5500 or South Pasadena police at 626-403-7297.
[South Pasadena Police]