LOS ANGELES – A missing 5-year-old boy’s father has been released from jail in an unexpected twist that only deepens the mystery behind the boy’s disappearance.
Investigators on Tuesday decided against presenting the case to prosecutors and moving forward with charges against Aramazd Andressian Sr., who was found unconscious Saturday at a South Pasadena park.
His son, Armazd Andressian Jr., was nowhere to be found and remains missing four days later.
Andressian Sr. was arrested later Saturday on suspicion of child endangerment and abduction and was being held on $10 million bail before his release Tuesday.
Authorities would say only that the investigation was continuing, and would not say whether the father remains a suspect.
On Tuesday authorities searched Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara County, but now don’t believe the boy was there.