New image released of Naperville Central grad who has been missing for 10 years

Rendering of Bryce Laspisa
Bryce Laspisa as he might appear as a 29-year-old man. Photo credit National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- On today’s tenth anniversary of the disappearance of a Naperville Central High School graduate, his family has shared a new photo in the hopes of finding him.

The age-progression rendering shows how Bryce Laspisa might look at 29 years old.

His mother Karen Laspisa got emotional in talking about the memories that friends and former teammates shared to the Facebook page devoted to finding him.

“Although it hurts my heart, it still makes me feel good because of those good memories,” she said.

Ten years ago, she says she last heard from Bryce when he called to tell her he had pulled over to sleep on the way to their home in Laguna Niguel. The family moved to Southern California a few months after Bryce graduated high school in 2012.

His car was found down an embankment the next morning with all his belongings inside.

Karen says the anniversary is one of the hardest days of the year for her, but now she’s ready to watch videos of Bryce and share stories about him with relatives when she and her husband visit the Chicago area next week.

They still have a private investigator who helps run down sightings of red-headed young men, she said.

Laspisa takes a small comfort knowing her son is in the missing persons system to conduct a match if any remains are found.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children