Parents of a missing teen are spending the Labor Day weekend searching for their son after his car was found overturned and the back window shattered.
Bryce Laspisa, 19, called his parents, Karen and Michael Laspisa around 2 a.m. on Friday and told them he was pulling off the I-5 in a suburban area because he was tired and going to sleep in his car. Bryce had been driving for several days after leaving Sierra College in Rocklin which is north of Sacramento on Wednesday to drive home to Laguna Niguel.
Authorities pieced together his journey and they do know that around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, that Bryce ran out of gas and called for roadside assistance from the Buttonwillow Rest Area near Bakersfield. The serviceman told authorities that Bryce looked okay but his eyes were red. After Bryce's car was gassed up he stayed at the rest area for another 10 hours, but eventually drove to Lagoon Drive about five miles away, reports The Santa Clarita Signal.
Then on Thursday around 10:30 p.m., Bryce told his mom that he was going to "hang with some friends." On Friday he bought a drink from the Shell station in Buttonwillow and called his mom around 2 a.m. That was the last phone call his parents received.
When the Laspisa's didn't hear from Bryce they contacted the police who located his 2003 Toyota Highlander SUV overturned on the Castaic Lake Main Boat Launch access road. Bryce's cellphone, wallet and laptop were found in the vehicle along with some blood. The back window was shattered with an emergency tool that was kept in the center console of the car, according to the Find Bryce Laspisa Facebook page.
Other information revealed that Bryce had told his mother he had a lot he wanted to talk to her about as he was breaking up with his girlfriend.
A search for Bryce was conducted by helicopter, walking teams, dogs, an airplane and boat through the weekend, and in spite of all the effort, Bryce has not been located.
If you see Bryce or know of his whereabouts, please call 661-272-2594.