The family of a five-year-old who vanished while visiting his father in South Pasadena more than two weeks ago is reaching out to the public with another appeal to help them find their boy.
Ana Estevez, the mother of 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr. is asking for volunteers to come help them pass out a sheriff's flier featuring a $10,000 reward this weekend. Fliers will be distributed by volunteers at three different locations in the San Gabriel Valley this Sunday at 10am.
The Pasadena Star News reports that the three locations are:
- Wal-Mart at 1950 Auto Centre Drive in Glendora
- Target at 809 N. Azusa Ave. in Azusa
- Monrovia Library Park at 321 S. Myrtle Ave. in Monrovia.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the reward for anyone with any information that leads to the arrest and/or conviction of the person or persons behind the kidnapping of 5-year-old Andressian Jr.
Andressian Jr. was last seen over two weeks ago after his father Aramazd Andressian Sr. took custody of his son from his estranged wife. Estevez said the last time she spoke with her son was through a Skype video call three days later.
Andressian Sr. was supposed to return the boy to Estevez on April 22nd, but failed to show up at the prescribed meeting place according to Estevez.
Andressian Sr. was later found in Arroyo Park in South Pasadena, unconscious near his parked car at the park with no sign of Andressian Jr. The father told police that he didn't remember what happened and was later arrested on suspicion of child endangerment. Authorities did not file charges, and later released him.
Andressian Sr. later released a statement about his arrest and the disappearance of his child.
“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 heartbroken and grief-stricken that Aramazd Jr. is missing and may be in harm’s way.”
Aramazd Andressian Jr is described as standing 3'5" tall, weighing roughly 55 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He also has a small mole on his right shoulder. Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or the Los Angeles Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.