CASTAIC (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Thursday continued their search for a missing 19-year-old Orange County college student whose SUV was found overturned near Santa Clarita 10 days ago.
A burned body found last week on Lake Hughes Road was thought to have possibly been that of Bryce Laspisa, but was later identified as 35-year-old Lamondre Miles of South Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Laspisa, of Laguna Niguel, was last heard from on Aug. 30 as he drove south from Northern California after breaking up with his girlfriend.
Later that day, authorities found his Toyota Highlander overturned at Castaic Lake on the main boat launch access road with his cell phone, wallet and laptop inside.
The rear window was broken, which police say was done with an emergency tool kept in the center console. Some blood was also found in the vehicle.
Volunteers and the LASD have been searching the area for Laspisa with few leads.
On Tuesday, K-9 units picked up a scent that may be connected to Laspisa, but he was not found.
A team of divers have also searched Castaic Lake every day since the teen went missing.
Laspisa’s disappearance is being investigated by the LASD’s Homicide Division.