Law enforcement officials have confirmed a badly burned body found near a lake in southern California does not belong to a Naperville teen missing since August 30th.
The family of Bryce Laspisa feared a body discovered 3 miles from their son’s abandoned and overturned car would reveal 19-year-old Bryce was dead.
It turns out the body was that of another man who was allegedly murdered in a totally unrelated case. 3 suspects have been charged with his death.
Meanwhile a potential sighting of Bryce in Valencia, CA was reported this week. Tuesday, a woman inside a local burger joint there said a red-haired teen fitting Bryce’s description walked into Habit restaurant looking confused and possibly dangerous. He asked for a glass of water and stared at the crowd intently. She later told police that she worried what he might do next so she stayed away and watched him walk out the door. His clothes were different, but, she says, he fit Bryce Laspisa’s description.
Brian David, Bryce’s uncle in Orland Hills has been working the case by monitoring social media night and day since the day the teen went missing. He says he thinks Bryce may have been hit on the head when his car rolled down a California ravine and doesn’t know who he is or how he got there. David maintains the Naperville teen is a good kid who didn’t get into trouble, hang out with a bad crowd, or had a drug problem.
Anyone who thinks they may have spotted Bryce or someone who resembles him is asked to 911.