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Body Of Missing Boy Found In Santa Barbara County; Father Charged With His Murder

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A body has been found in Santa Barbara County that authorities say is that of a five-year-old boy who’s been missing since April and whose father is charged with his murder.

The search for Aramazd Andressian Jr. continued on Friday.

“Based on additional leads developed in the Andressian case, Homicide detectives returned to the Lake Cachuma area of Santa Barbara County in an effort to locate additional evidence,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy Guillermina Saldana.

She says investigators located the boy’s remains near Lake Cachuma. The same area had been searched several times before.

The boy was found on the same day that his father, Aramazd Andressian Sr. of South Pasadena, was returned to Southern California from Las Vegas, where he was arrested over a week ago. Prosecutors believe Andressian killed the boy after an outing to Disneyland, possibly out of bitterness over a divorce. Andressian has denied it.