ROCKLIN (CBS13) – A missing Sierra College student who vanished a month ago may have possibly been spotted twice in Oregon.
Family confirmed to CBS13’s sister station in Los Angeles that the teen had been spotted in Port Orford. The city is just over the California border along the southern coast of Oregon, south of Coos Bay.
A police officer in Port Orford said he saw 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa Monday, but was not aware the college student was a missing person.
Laspisa vanished while on his way to his parents’ home in Orange County. According to authorities, he was on the phone with his family just before he disappeared. He reportedly said he was going to pull over and rest. Laspisa’s SUV was found overturned and damaged in a rural part of Los Angeles County. Both his cellphone and wallet were still inside the car.
Friends and fellow students held a vigil for Laspisa in Rocklin Tuesday night. Vigils were also held in L.A. and Chicago, where Laspisa has extended family, to bring more attention to the case.