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LA police: Body of missing 5-year-old boy found

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Aramazd Andressian Jr. (Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department) Aramazd Andressian Jr. (Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)
Aramazd Andressian Sr. appears in a Las Vegas courtroom on June 27, 2017. (Isaac Torres/FOX5) Aramazd Andressian Sr. appears in a Las Vegas courtroom on June 27, 2017. (Isaac Torres/FOX5)
LOS ANGELES (FOX5) -

California authorities found the body of a 5-year-old boy who was missing since April and whose father is charged with his murder. 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said homicide detectives located the remains of Aramazd Andressian Jr. on Friday in the area of Lake Cachuma, about 15 miles outside of Santa Barbara.

The discovery was based on "additional leads," according to police, but authorities didn't provide further details.

Investigators believe the child's father, Aramazd Andressian Sr., killed his son after a family trip to Disneyland in an attempt to get back at his estranged wife.

Andressian Sr. was arrested in Las Vegas and appeared in a Vegas courtroom in June. He was held on $10 million bond.

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Police said the last time Andressian Jr. was seen in public was on April 21 when he was leaving the amusement park with his father. 

Andressian Sr. told a judge he would not fight his extradition back to California and added that he did not intend to flee Las Vegas.

Copyright 2017 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.  

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