The search for a 5-year-old boy who disappeared from a South Pasadena park entered its tenth day, as LA County authorities consider offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest or conviction in the boy's disappearance.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger says she will ask her colleagues to approve a $10,000 reward on Tuesday for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Authorities have searched a wide swath of Southern California as they look for clues to the boy's disappearance after Aramazd Andressian Sr. the 35-year-old father of Aramazd Jr, was found passed out in a South Pasadena park. The search was extended to the Lake Cachuma Recreation area on Tuesday where Aramazd Jr. and his father may have visited on April 21st.
Andressian Sr., who was found unconscious at Arroyo Seco Park, could not account for his son's whereabouts for police, and was later arrested on April 22nd. He was released on Tuesday after the sheriff's department said it had decided "not to present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office for filing consideration at this time. The matter remains under investigation."
After police served a search warrant for Andressian Sr.'s home in South Pasadena on Friday, the father released a statement through his attorney.
``I hope and pray for the safe return of my only child, my namesake, who has been missing since last Saturday morning, April 22nd.
``In one moment, I was at the park with my son, and then I found myself waking up in Huntington Memorial Hospital hours later. I was told that a Good Samaritan found me unconscious on the ground near my car, with young Aramazd nowhere in sight. I can only speculate that I must have been attacked in the park, given my unresponsive state and subsequent physical condition.
``My family and I are heart-broken and grief-stricken that Aramazd Jr. is missing and may be in harm's way. I am pleading with the public to come forward with any knowledge of Aramazd Jr.'s whereabouts or information regarding the circumstances leading up to his disappearance.''
The boy's mother contacted police after her estranged husband failed to drop off their son at a pre-arranged meeting place. South Pasadena police say she last saw her son on Tuesday, April 18th, during a Skype video call from an unknown location.
Aramazd Andressian Jr. is described as, white, 4 feet 1, 55 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Aramazd Jr. was last seen wearing a plaid shirt and plaid shorts and has a small mole on the bottom of his right shoulder.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact South Pasadena police at (626) 403-7297. You can also reach out to Sheriff's detectives at (323) 890 - 5500.