Body of 5-Year-Old Boy Missing Since April Found in California

The body of a 5-year-old boy missing since April has been found.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to CBS Los Angeles Saturday that the body of Aramazd Andressian Jr. was found after homicide detectives returned to the Lake Cachuma area of c Friday “in an effort to locate additional evidence.”

The exact location where the boy’s remains were located were not confirmed. What prompted detectives to return to Santa Barbara County was also not immediately disclosed, although the sheriff’s department said that it was based on “additional leads developed in the case.”

This comes as Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, the boy’s father, was flown into Los Angeles from Las Vegas early Friday afternoon to face murder charges in his son’s disappearance. He is being held at the Los Angeles County Jail, according to the sheriff’s department. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in Alhambra.

Andressian Sr. was arrested on June 23 on suspicion of killing Andressian Jr., and had been in custody in Nevada in lieu of $10 million bail. Andressian Sr. spent the 47 days prior to his arrest “socializing” in Las Vegas, sheriff’s Homicide Lt. Joe Mendoza said.

At an extradition hearing in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Andressian Sr., sporting dyed, light-colored hair, calmly told a judge that he would not resist being sent back to Los Angeles.

“If California wants me, they can come get me,” Andressian told the judge.

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