After two and a half weeks of searching Castaic Lake for their son, Bryce Laspisa's parents said Tuesday they are ending their rescue efforts there.
After speaking with detectives Tuesday, Mike and Karen Laspisa say it appears their son left the area.
"He may be confused, troubled, or even embarrassed," they said on Facebook.
Detectives continue their attempts to search Bryce's laptop and cell phone, which were left inside his wrecked Toyota Highlander when he went missing Aug. 30.
This does not mean the search is over, the couple said.
"We will continue to put up flyers, check shelters, hospitals or groups/organizations where he may have sought help," they said. "We still have hope that Bryce will be found. We love him and just want him home."