Bryce Laspisa’s close friend and roommate, Sean Dixon, believes in his heart that he’s OK.
“I think that he’s trying to find himself right now. He doesn’t want to be found,” Dixon said.
The 19-year-old Sierra College sophomore left Chico to head to his parents’ home in Laguna Niguel a week ago today, but never arrived.
This is a text message, the last one Sean got from Bryce that night.
“I love you bro, seriously. You are the best person I’ve ever met. You saved my soul.”
But this morning, a jogger discovered a burnt up body, not far from Casaice Lake, where Bryce’s SUV was found last Friday.
“[I’m] not worried because I know that though he may be having some issues right now, [but] I can’t see him doing that to himself,” Dixon said. “I just have hope that that’s not him.”
That’s why Sean left Bryce’s high tops next to their front door. He says Bryce can move them himself when he comes home.
“He left it, like he was, he only grabbing the essentials. He left everything else, like he still has most of his clothes here. His T.V. here … He told us he would come back on Labor Day.”
Two days later, Sean sits and anxiously waits just to hear something from Bryce.
“Bryce, just come home, man. We all miss you … family is the most important think right now.”