Missing person cases always leave a tragic path in the lives they follow. The surviving families affected by them have to live with the uncertainty of whether or not their loved ones are still out there or if they died.
No one wants to give up on someone they care about, but the long silence that comes after a missing report is hard to stomach.
Sometimes these cases have happy endings, or at least tragically expected conclusions that lead people to grief. But some are still ongoing, and the hope remains.
Bryce Laspisa is one active missing person who disappeared seemingly without a trace and hasn’t been found seven years later.
What’s concerning is how average Bryce was before his disappearance and how abnormal he became in the days leading up to it.
He went from a friendly, talented college kid who loved his parents and had a vast support network to a disturbed young man who hid himself from the world.
10 /10 Bryce, The Boy
Bryce is the only son of Michael and Karen Laspisa. He had bright red hair at his disappearance, though some last pictures shade it as darker brown.
He has broad features, a wide smile, and an athletic build. He was charming and friendly to everyone he met and quickly made friends at Sierra College.
He also frequently stayed in touch with his parents, calling them at least once a week to chat and tell them he loved them.
9 /10 Fall For Bryce
Bryce’s first college semester began in the fall of 2012. He was a new kid, not just as a freshman, but as a former Illinois guy whose family moved to California, and then he moved away from them to a college nearly 500 miles to the north of his new home.
His college home became filled with friends and friendly times as he accrued many friends and even a girlfriend, Kim Sly, who he introduced to his mother at least once over the phone.