About a dozen searchers combed an area of Castaic Lake’s shoreline Monday pinpointed by a psychic who said she had a vision of missing teen Bryce Laspisa related to that area.
“The psychic contacted her (Laspisa’s mother, Karen) and said she had a vision or feeling,” said the missing teen’s uncle, Brian David.
The psychic identified an area at the northern edge of Castaic Lake that she said was marked with “V” and by three prominent trees.
“We didn’t find anything today,” said searcher Gilbert Fajardo late Monday afternoon. “And we were going at this at every angle.”
Detective Chris Carns of the Missing Person Bureau, who is assigned to the Laspisa case, said Monday she has no new leads.
“We’ve searched everything,” she said. “We’ve had divers, helicopters, officers on horseback. … We’ve used sonar to see if he was in the lake. And we’ll keep searching this week.”
Volunteers searched, not the police that I can tell. Did the police not get this tip directly? But good they did not waste their times. They are pursuing more credible leads. Note that the people concerned about Bryce are frustrated that things are going slowly. That’s understandable. They are desperate to look at any lead. But I still abhor psychics who pull this crap. It’s worthless, has NEVER been shown to be helpful and give people a sense of false hope.
The LA Times reports on a body found by the lake. Neither homicide detectives nor the coroner would release additional information about the burned body.
Tip: Ben Radford