Aramazd Andressian Sr. was arrested and booked on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM for suspicion of the cold blooded murder of his 5 year old son, Piqui. The 5’3″ 35 year old man is being held in a Las Vegas jail on $10 million bail until he is extradited to Los Angeles County. The sheriff’s department has not disclosed whether or not Piqui has been found, nor have they disclosed what bit of information led to the arrest.
In coordination with LA County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau Fugitive Taskforce, LV Metropolitan PD, CAPE (Major Violator/Narcotics Crimes Bureau), Homicide Section and the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Taskforce of the US Marshals Service, LA County Sheriff’s Department Homicide investigators presented evidence to the LA County DA’s Office that allowed them to obtain a murder filing against Andressian Sr., who has had nonstop eyes on him since he began living in Las Vegas after Piqui’s disappearance. The discovery that Andressian Sr. had been living in Las Vegas came as a surprise, as it has been kept under wraps as a crucial part of the investigation while detectives gathered evidence against him. The shortly statured man was handcuffed and taken into custody sporting a hairless face and orange tinted blonde hair.
Detectives have been searching for Piqui since April 22, when Andressian Sr. failed to return the boy to his mother. Andressian Sr. was found deliberately unresponsive in Arroyo Seco Park next to his gasoline doused car, and had ingested stolen prescription pills. At that time he was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, but he was later released due to lack of evidence.
Andressian Sr.’s earlier desperate plea for the public to help in the safe return of his son, his namesake, fell flat and empty when it was released. No one believed Piqui would be returned alive then, a belief cemented when Andressian Sr. was noticeably absent from any searching going forward. Andressian Sr.’s mother and sister, who had accompanied Piqui on his last Disneyland trip on April 20, also seemed unconcerned and unaffected by Piqui’s absence, leaving the public wondering if they’ve known all along that Andressian Sr. murdered his son. It also leaves lingering questions about their possible involvement, or if they had any involvement in the cover up.
Our hearts go out to Piqui’s mother, Ana Estevez. She made a heartwarming public statement to her son on May 18, one that brought empathetic grief to all who viewed it. With tears in her eyes she said “To my son, this message is for you my love: be brave, honey. I am counting the days until I see you honey and I will never stop looking for you.” Refusing to give up on his safe return, on June 5 she again reached out to the public in her search for little Piqui. Her heartbroken words devastated viewers when she said “I look at his picture all the time. I have a picture in my room. I talk to him; I pray that I will see him in my dreams. I sleep with his little sweater; I hug it every night, imagining that it’s him. I just want him to know ‘don’t give up hope, mama’s looking for him’.” Here are FMP, we offer our sincerest condolences to Piqui’s mommy, and all those who love and lost little Piqui.
A press conference to be held on June 26 at 11:00 AM PST at the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles, CA will hopefully provide more details about Piqui’s whereabouts and the arrest of Andressian Sr.
Aramazd Andressian Sr. Aramazd Andressian Jr., aka Piqui
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