5-Year-Old Missing After Father Found Unconscious

Dad arrested after passing out in Calif. park
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2017 12:58 AM CDT
Boy, 5, Missing After Dad Found Passed Out in Park
This photo provided by the South Pasadena Police Department shows Aramazd Andressian Sr., whose 5-year-old boy is missing.   (South Pasadena Police Department via AP)

A 5-year-old boy is missing in California, and police say his father, who was found passed out in a park when he was supposed to be in charge of the child, is unable or unwilling to give them helpful answers. Police in South Pasadena took Aramazd Andressian Sr. into custody and extensively searched Arroyo Park for the boy, Aramazd Andressian Jr., after the father was found unconscious near his vehicle early Saturday morning, the Los Angeles Times reports. The boy's mother, who's separated from Andressian Sr. and shares custody, called police the same morning after he never showed up to drop the boy off. She says she last saw the boy in a Skype conversation on Tuesday.

The little boy is 41 inches tall, weighs 55 pounds, and was last seen wearing a turquoise shirt and plaid shorts. He has a small mole on the bottom of his right shoulder, police said in a Facebook post. "When we found out the boy was missing, we don't know if he crawled out of the car himself, if he walked away, if he was abducted—we have no idea," South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller said Saturday, per ABC7. Andressian Sr. has been arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and child abduction. Police, who haven't disclosed whether they think the father may have harmed the boy, says his story is "all over the place" and he seems to have a "very selective memory" about what happened to his son. (Read more missing child stories.)

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