A burning body was found on Sept. 4, 2013, near Castaic Lake, Calif. where authorities had been searching for missing college student Bryce Laspisa, 19, according to KFI News.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Laspisa’s 2003 Toyota Highlander pickup truck had been involved in an accident in the area and was found on the side of Main Ramp Road on Friday morning.
Authorities say he called his parents from Buttonwillow in Kern County just hours before the crash. Laspisa lives in Roseville, but was driving to Orange County to visit his parents.
After the discovery was made, local firefighters were called to the scene at around 6 a.m., Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker told City News Service, KFI reports.
An identification of the body could not be immediately be made because it was too badly burned.
On Tuesday, authorities used search dogs and a helicopter to scour the San Francisquito Canyon for Laspisa, while divers searched Castaic Lake for any evidence that may help find the missing man.
Laspisa is described as white with red hair and blue eyes, is 5-feet-11 and weighs about 170 pounds. He also has a tattoo of a bull's head with a Roman numeral on his left shoulder, and was last seen wearing white cargo shorts, a blue-and-white checkered shirt and white-and-red Nike shoes.
Anyone with information is urged to call Det. Chris Carns at 323- 890-5500.