A social employee and native police contacted a troubled San Gabriel Valley couple months earlier than their 5-yr-previous son’s disappearance alarmed Southlanders far and broad, based on courtroom paperwork reviewed by this publication.
Now the daddy, a South Pasadena man, stands accused of killing the boy.
Authorized filings within the divorce proceedings of Aramazd Andressian Sr. and Ana Estevez depict a contentious separation, together with accusations that at occasions prompted scrutiny from the Los Angeles County Division of Youngsters and Household Providers and native police.
Each mother and father needed sole custody of 5-yr-previous Aramazd “Piqui” Andressian Jr. At one level, Estevez sought a restraining order towards her estranged husband, however it was denied.
Andressian Sr. “is a compulsive liar and is spiteful and vindictive,” Estevez stated in a single declaration to the courtroom. She was “involved that petitioner will try and make the most of Aramazd (Andressian Jr.) as a weapon on this matter to harm” her.
By April, the 2 events had agreed to everlasting joint custody with a slight change within the rotation. As an alternative of switching households each two days, Andressian Jr. would alternate weeks with every father or mother.
It was throughout that first seven-day stretch together with his father in April that Andressian Jr. went lacking.
Charged with homicide
Andressian Sr., 35, was charged with homicide and arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s murder detectives in Las Vegas on June 23. Detectives discovered the boy’s physique every week later at Cachuma Lake Recreation Space in Santa Barbara County, hours after investigators introduced his father again to Los Angeles.
By way of his felony lawyer, Ambrosio Rodriguez, Andressian Sr. declined to remark.
Sheriff’s investigators haven’t shared specifics concerning the proof they’ve towards Andressian Sr., however murder detectives have stated they consider he killed his son to get again at his spouse.
Estevez, forty five, additionally declined to be interviewed for this story. Her divorce lawyer, Nigel Burns, submitted a press release: “This mom has suffered sufficient and reporting this story solely causes her additional pointless ache.”
However statements Estevez has made publicly reveal she doesn’t solely blame her husband.
“There shall be justice and accountability for Piqui, not just for the evil that brought about this atrocity, however for the system and the people inside the system that permitted this tragedy to occur,” she stated throughout a memorial for the boy on the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia final week. “That’s my promise to my son.”
Contentious from the beginning
Estevez and Andressian Sr. married Aug. 25, 2007. Their solely baby was born 5 years later. The household of three lived in a home on Loch Avon Drive in unincorporated West Whittier till the Andressians separated in April 2016.
Estevez advised Andressian Sr. on April three, 2016 she needed a divorce. 5 days later , he filed a petition to finish…