STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — The father of a missing 5-year-old Pasadena boy remains behind bars in Las Vegas after being booked on suspicion of murder.
Bail for Aramazd Andressian Sr. remained at $10 million in the case involving the disappearance of Aramazd Andressian Jr.
An extradition hearing for Andressian Sr. has been scheduled for Tuesday.
In a phone interview, his attorney says he’s advising his client to return to Los Angeles as soon as possible to fight the murder charge. He maintains that his client is innocent, and would never harm the child.
Andressian Sr. was found passed out in a park in South Pasadena on April 22, the day the child went missing.
Andressian Sr. was arrested briefly after his son went missing. He was rearrested by detectives Friday at a hotel in Las Vegas.
Authorities have not disclosed whether they found the boy’s remains, or details surrounding the arrest.
The search for Andressian Jr. has stretched across LA and Santa Barbara counties. Despite the arrest, the family is not giving up. The child’s uncle says the focus remains on the boy.
“Really, at this point, my whole concentration is finding AJ. I’m not thinking about him, I’m not thinking about anybody else,” said Henry Voskanian, the child’s uncle. “Right now, I’m just thinking … finding AJ.”
The Los Angeles County sheriff’s department is expected to release further details during a news conference, which has been scheduled for Monday.