Los Angeles County Officials Discover A Burning Body


By KMVT News

Castaic, California (CNN) - Los Angeles County authorities make a gruesome discovery Wednesday morning.... a burning body near Castaic Lake in Castaic, California.

A cyclist called police about a small brush fire. When emergency officials arrived, they found the burned remains. They set up a canopy and privacy barrier to shield the remains from view.

Police have been searching for missing 19-year-old college student Bryce Laspisa, who disappeared from the area last week. His mother Karen Laspisa says she talked with her son right before he disappeared. Laspisa says he was in his car and this is what he told her...

"I got off the 5 in a residential area. I'm tired. I'm going to sleep in my car. I said lock your doors. Call me when you wake up, before you get back on the 5 south. And that's the last I talked to him."

A Sheriff's official says investigators have not made a connection between the burned body and the missing student. They have not yet identified the remains.

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