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updated: 9/27/2013 2:22 PM

Parents plan Naperville vigil for teen missing from California

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The parents of missing Naperville Central High School graduate Bryce Laspisa are planning a vigil for Monday, aiming to "light the way home" for their son.

Naperville area residents are invited to attend the vigil at 8 p.m. Monday at Frontier Park behind Neuqua Valley High School at 3880 Cedar Glade Drive wearing orange or white in honor of the redheaded 19-year-old who went missing Aug. 30 in California.

Laspisa's parents posted notice of the vigil Thursday on the "FIND BRYCE LASPISA" Facebook page they have created and used to post information about possible sightings and ongoing search efforts in the Los Angeles area.

They said 400 glow sticks will be provided at the Naperville vigil, planned to coincide with one or two other vigils, including an event they are hosting in Castaic Lake, Calif., near where Laspisa last was heard from and where his overturned SUV was found. People also can use cellphones to light the night, but no candles will be allowed.

Laspisa's family moved to Laguna Niguel in Orange County south of Los Angeles after he graduated in 2012 from Naperville Central High School. He had been attending Sierra College in northern California when he began driving south to see his parents Aug. 30 and then went missing.

Police searches in and around Castaic Lake have not found Laspisa, and a burned body found a few miles from the teen's car was determined not to be him.

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