The body of a missing Pasadena boy has been found near Cachuma Lake, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced Saturday. 

The remains of Aramazd Andressian Jr., 5, were found when homicide detectives returned to the area Friday after receiving additional leads, according to the department's statement. 

No further details surrounding the boy's death were released. 

Aramazd Andressian Jr. was reported missing by his mother on April 22 after his father reportedly failed to drop him off in San Marino. That same morning, the missing child's father, Aramazd Andressian Sr., who had custody of his son, was located unconscious in a car doused with gasoline at Arroyo Park in South Pasadena. Andressian reportedly ingested prescription pills, which sheriff's officials report was an apparent suicide attempt.

However, the boy was nowhere to be found, and was reportedly last seen at Disneyland with his father on April 20. 

Andressian Sr. was originally arrested on suspicion of child abduction but was later released. No filing decisions were forwarded to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for review at the time due to insufficient evidence. Investigators said that Andressian Sr.'s story did not match up, and that he claimed not to remember what happened to his son.

During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Andressian Sr. spent April 21 visiting Cachuma Lake Recreation Area. Detectives also found evidence that led them to believe that Andressian Sr. also traveled around the area to Solvang and Nojoqui Falls. Three days after searching the lake, the search was halted. 

The search for the boy relaunched at Cachuma Lake on June 10. Participating in the search were the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, Los Angeles County Fire Department, South Pasadena Police Department and partner agencies throughout the San Gabriel Valley. 

Andressian Sr. was released after his initial arrest but was later charged with murder. Andressian Sr. and his wife, Ana Estevez, were sharing custody of their young son as they were going through a divorce. Officials contended that the father's possible motive for the murder was to get revenge on his soon-to-be ex-wife.

Andressian Sr. was arrested in Las Vegas on June 23.

Officials found the boy's remains on the same day his father was extradited from Las Vegas to Southern California.  

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Gina Kim covers crime and courts for Santa Maria Times. Follow her on Twitter @gina_k210

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