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  • Ana Estevez, center, the mother of Aramazd Andressian Jr., a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for several weeks from South Pasadena, Calif., is helped by an unidentified family friend, left, with South Pasadena Police Chief Arthur Miller, right, as they join Sheriff's officials at a news conference outside the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles Wednesday, May. 17, 2017, as Los Angeles sheriff's officials make a public plea with information about her son's whereabouts. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Ana Estevez, middle, the mother of Aramazd Andressian Jr., a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for several weeks from South Pasadena, Calif., with an unidentified family friend, left, and South Pasadena Police Chief Arthur Miller join sheriff's officials at a news conference outside the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Ana Estevez, foreground, the mother of Aramazd Andressian Jr., a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for several weeks from South Pasadena, Calif., joins sheriff's officials at a news conference outside the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles Wednesday, May. 17, 2017, as Los Angeles sheriff's officials make a public plea with information about her son's whereabouts. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Ana Estevez, at podium, the mother of Aramazd Andressian Jr., a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for several weeks from South Pasadena, Calif., joins law enforcement officials at a news conference outside the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Ana Estevez, center, the mother of Aramazd Andressian Jr., a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for several weeks from South Pasadena, Calif., joins sheriff's officials at a news conference outside the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles Wednesday, May. 17, 2017, as Los Angeles sheriff's officials make a public plea with information about her son's whereabouts. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau Capt. Christopher Bergner, center, stands by a poster of Aramazd Andressian Jr., a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for several weeks from South Pasadena, Calif., at a news conference outside the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles Wednesday, May. 17, 2017, as Los Angeles sheriff's officials make a public plea for information about his whereabouts.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:50 am

Authorities search park where missing boy's father was found

 

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. – Authorities are conducting another search at a Los Angeles area park for clues in the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy missing for nearly a month.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says deputies are conducting a "large search" Thursday at Arroyo Seco Park in South Pasadena.

Investigators previously searched the park after the father of 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr. was found passed out there on April 22. Sheriff's officials say the father took prescription pills and was in a car doused in gasoline.

The father was initially arrested on suspicion of child endangerment but later released.

On Wednesday the boy's mother, Ana Estevez, joined sheriff's officials to make a public plea for her son's safe return.

Authorities say the boy was last seen with his father at Disneyland on April 20.