CA BRYCE DAVID LASPISA: Missing from Castaic, CA - 30 Aug 2013 - Age 19

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Bryce David Laspisa
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Laspisa, circa 2013; Laspisa's tattoo

Missing Since: 08/30/2013
Missing From: Castaic, California
Classification: Endangered Missing
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Birth: 04/30/1994 (25)
Age: 19 years old
Height and Weight: 5'11, 170 pounds
Medical Conditions: A blue and white checkered shirt, white cargo shorts and size 12 red and white Nike shoes.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Red hair, green eyes. Laspisa has a tattoo of a Taurus bull head and his birthday in Roman numerals on his upper left arm; a photo of it is posted with this case summary. His ears are pierced.

Details of Disappearance
Laspisa was last seen in Castaic, California on August 30, 2013. He was attending Sierra College in northern California and was driving home to visit his family in Laguna Niguel, California at the time of his disappearance. He called his mother at 2:00 a.m., saying he was too tired to drive and was going to stop his car and sleep. He said he'd call her when he woke up.

Laspisa's beige 2003 Toyota Highlander was found abandoned in a ravine off Lake Hughes Road near Castaic Lake a few hours later, lying on its side, the rear window smashed. His cellular phone, wallet, laptop computer and other belongings were still inside the vehicle but there was no sign of him. An extensive search of the area turned up no clues. He has never been heard from again.

Laspisa's loved ones stated he was unfamiliar with the area he disappeared from, didn't hitchhike and didn't enjoy outdoor pursuits. He's originally from Illinois and graduated Naperville Central High School in 2012. His case remains unsolved.
Investigating Agency

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office 323-890-5500

Source Information
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
California Attorney General's Office
The Daily Mail
The Los Angeles Times
ABC7 Los Angeles
Cougar News
Find Bryce Laspisa
The Chicago Tribune
KHTS AM 1220
The Orange County Register

 
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Jay

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I always think the simplest explanation is the most likely, that is, an accident. So much has been written on social media about how he wanted to get away from his family, but surely with his red hair and green eyes he would be so recognisable. I would love to think he is alive, but I think the awful truth is he is in the lake by accident.
 

Steve

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I always think the simplest explanation is the most likely, that is, an accident. So much has been written on social media about how he wanted to get away from his family, but surely with his red hair and green eyes he would be so recognisable. I would love to think he is alive, but I think the awful truth is he is in the lake by accident.
This reminds me of a young man from my area who disappeared on his way home from work one night. It had been days and there was no trace of him.

Turns out, he had tried a new route home and slid off the road, down a grassy embankment, and into some woods. Not far from the road, but out of sight. He became disoriented and must have wandered those woods,or maybe slept near his car. He was eventually found, dehydrated and exhausted but alive.

Poor Bryce may have been disoriented as well,
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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A search for missing man Bryce David Laspisa continues in Sonora area

Sonora police have distributed information about a man who’s been missing since August 2013 because a relative of the man said someone matching his description was seen in the Sonora area, possibly within the homeless community.
 

Kimster

Let's Find Michael Bryson!
Staff member
This reminds me of a young man from my area who disappeared on his way home from work one night. It had been days and there was no trace of him.

Turns out, he had tried a new route home and slid off the road, down a grassy embankment, and into some woods. Not far from the road, but out of sight. He became disoriented and must have wandered those woods,or maybe slept near his car. He was eventually found, dehydrated and exhausted but alive.

Poor Bryce may have been disoriented as well,
I've been interested in quite a few cases where there's been an accident or a car broke down and the person disappeared. The Harlem Globetrotter case is one of them and I can't remember his name off the top of my head, and there's also Maura Murray.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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PODCAST

In Episode 7, Flowers and Prawat discuss the case of missing person Bryce Laspisa. After acting strangely for many days before his disappearance, the 19-year-old mysteriously crashed his car two hours away from his family’s home in Laguna Niguel, California, and was never seen again.

Bryce Laspisa started acting strangely on August 27, 2013. Just a couple of days into his sophomore year, friends started to become concerned about his unusual behavior. He planned a trip home to visit his parents and what should have been a 7 hour journey turns into 30-hours of mystery that leave police and Bryce’s family baffled when on August 30th at 5:30 am, Bryce’s vehicle is found overturned with no sign of Bryce.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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Mysterious Disappearance Story of 19-Year-Old College Boy Bryce Laspisa​

Bryce Laspisa, by all research, was a normal college lad. He was young, talented, and charismatic. As the only child of Michael and Karen Laspisa, the family had absolutely closely-knit. But the trajectory of red-headed Bryce’s life would soon take a harsh and extreme twist.

Rather than cheering their son’s achievements in school, Bryce’s parents now spend each and every day asking the same question: What happened to our son?
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

Administrator
Staff member

Bryce Laspisa Remains Missing After Eight Years, Family Stays Hopeful He Will Be Found​

Missing person Bryce Laspisa was last seen eight years ago in Castaic, and his family remains hopeful that he will still be found.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators and family members of Laspisa are still asking for the public’s help locating him.



His loved ones are still very worried and are hopeful and asking for the public’s help locating him.

A page on Facebook called “Find Bryce Laspisa” is dedicated to sharing possible sightings and organizing events to find him.

Anyone with any information from 2013 or sooner that could help investigators locate Bryce can call (323) 890-5500.

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use a smartphone and download the Crimstoppers Tips Mobile App on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or go to the website.
 

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