Reporting Laura Cole
ROCKLIN (CBS13) — A candlelight vigil was held for a missing Sierra College Student who vanished a month ago.
The vigil in Rocklin was one of three across the country, as family and friends joined together in their search and love for 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa.
“It’s been really horrible,” said Laspisa’s girlfriend, Kim Sly.
Sly lead the vigil for Laspisa, as his friends shared what they love most about him.
“Bryce is the most energetic person I’ve ever met,” said friend Cheyenne Colomb. “He’s funny. He likes to tell jokes.”
“A lot of our students that were friends of his, kind of wondering what happened,” said Sierra College President Willy Duncan. “Just concern, surprise and shock.”
Laspisa attended classes at Sierra College. He vanished on the way to his parents’ home in Orange County. His SUV was found overturned and damaged in a rural part of Los Angeles County, but his cellphone and wallet were still inside the car.
Still, investigators haven’t come up with any leads to find him.
“I think the hardest part is just now knowing,” said Colomb. “Not knowing where he is, what happened to him, what’s going on. All of us that knew him, we loved him.”
Their love turned out in the form of support for one another as they hope this gathering lights the way home for Bryce.
Editor’s Note: Laspisa’s age was erroneously reported as 18, and has been corrected within the story.