Aramazd Andressian has been charged with the murder of his five-year-old son.

The body of a five-year-old boy from South Pasadena, missing since April 21, was discovered near Lake Cachuma on Friday. Even before authorities discovered the boy’s body, his father, Aramazd Andressian, had been arrested and charged with murder.

Andressian was engaged in a bitter divorce dispute with the child’s mother. The son — Aramazd Andressian, Jr. — was last seen alive with his father leaving Disneyland. The father confirmed he took his son to Lake Cachuma afterward, but investigators initially could not confirm he’d been there.

Divers, drones, and dogs were deployed in the initial search of the Cachuma campgrounds but had come up empty. It was not until Friday, when Los Angeles homicide detectives followed new leads back to the Lake Cachuma area, that Aramazd’s body was found.


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