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Dad Of Missing 5-Year-Old California Boy Is Suspected Of Murder

Authorities in Las Vegas Friday arrested a Southern California man accused of killing his son, who’s been missing two months, according to Metro Police.He was initially arrested later that day before being released days later, after it was determined there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute him, according to Mendoza.Aramadz Andressian Sr. was taken into custody about 1 p.m.in Las Vegas by sheriff’s homicide detectives.Aramazd Andressian is shown in a booking photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on June 23, 2017. He told investigators he had arrived at the park with his son and waited for the golf course to open, and admitted ingesting prescription medication that was not prescribed to him, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said earlier.”After reviewing all of the evidence in this case, homicide investigators presented the facts to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and obtained a murder filing against the suspect”, Medrano said in a written statement.Andressian Sr.is expected to return to Los Angeles County pending the extradition process.The Sheriff’s Department has been mostly silent on the case since serving a search warrant at the home of Andressian Sr.’s mother almost a month ago.Aramazd Andressian Jr. has been missing for two months.. The father was found near his auto, passed out.About a week after the child vanished, Andressian Sr. released a statement through his attorney, saying he was “heartbroken and grief-stricken” about the missing boy, and that he was “desperate” to find his son.Police are continuing to seek the public’s help in locating Aramazd and any information about his father’s activities when the boy went missing. A second search of the Arroyo and the June 10th search of Lake Cachuma yielded no additional findings.Nicole Nishida, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department, declined to say what evidence led to Andressian’s arrest.His arrest was coordinated by Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives along with Las Vegas police and the U.S. Marshal’s Service, officials said.Law enforcement officials plan to hold a news conference Monday with further details on the case. The boy’s mother and father were involved in a custody battle.