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Body Of Boy Reported Missing Months Ago Has Been Found

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Body Of Boy Reported Missing Months Ago Has Been Found

Police have found the body of a five-year-old boy who has been missing since April, and whose father has been charged with murder.

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department found the body of Aramazd Andressian Jr. on Friday at Lake Cachuma, near Santa Barbara, the Mail reports.

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In a statement released to the press, police said the discovery was made after 'additional leads', but haven't provided any more details. The site where the body was found had already been searched 'several times', according to the news outlet.

Aramazd Andressian Sr. was arrested for the boy's murder, before the body was found.

The boy had recently been on a trip to Disneyland with his dad. Credit: Facebook

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Prosecutors believe he killed the five-year-old after a 'dream trip' to Disneyland, and that a bitter divorce could provide a possible motive.

He was last seen alive in the early hours of April 21 leaving Disneyland with his dad, grandmother and auntie. He was reported missing by his mum one day later when Andressian failed to drop the little boy off as planned.

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Andressian was later found passed out in his car in a park, doused in petrol and reported to have taken prescription pills, authorities believe it was an attempt to kill himself.

Officers said following the dissaparance Andressian had shaved off his beard, lightened his hair and began looking into travelling to a country with no extradition contract with the US, the LA Times reports.

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Detectives spent the last two months searching the park, Andressian's home, his grandmother's home and Lake Cachuma.

Andressian denies the murder.

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Topics: Murder

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