‘She's not in the driver’s seat’: Heartrending video of dive team finding Kiely Rodni’s body reveals disturbing details
Adventures With Purpose, a specialty dive team, found Rodni's body in the Prosser Creek Reservoir on August 21 after she went missing on August 6
TRUCKEE, CALIFORNIA: On August 6, Kiely Rodni reportedly went missing in Truckee, California and the teen's body was discovered two weeks after she went missing while attending a large senior "send-off" party with hundreds of other teens in Truckee, about 16miles Northeast of Lake Tahoe, as previously reported by MEAWW. A new dramatic video has now revealed fresh details about the mysterious death of a teenage girl. The video comes as a major announcement about memorializing her young life.
Adventures With Purpose, an Oregon-based specialty dive team, found her body in the Prosser Creek Reservoir on August 21. MEAWW has previously reported about their work. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, the recovery diving team has now released a documentary-style video on the missing teen's case, chronicling its search for Kiely. About 30 minutes into the video, the team's sonar highlighted something about 50 feet from the shore of Prosser Creek Reservoir.
#BREAKING: The Nevada Co. Sheriff Shannan Moon announced they believe the body found by Adventures with Purpose, is likely Kiely Rodni. They are still awaiting official confirmation. #KielyRodni #Truckee @FOX40 https://t.co/elRUHtZLqX pic.twitter.com/iDRaO2LDAb— Gurajpal Sangha (@GurajpalSangha) August 22, 2022
"It is probably nothing, but it looks like a big shadow," Nick Rinn, a member of the team said. "If this is her, this means all hope is lost in terms of her still being out there and her showing up and being found safe," Doug Bishop, one of the founders of the team said in the video. The footage then goes on to show Kiely's license plate and car, which was flipped onto its roof. Rinn also pointed the camera into the backseat, where he confirmed there was a body. "She's not in the driver’s seat," he says in the documentary. The video uses dramatic music at times and shows multiple news stories and news clips from the case. It starts with an interview with a tow truck driver, only identified as Nick, who comes up to Adventures with Purpose in Reno when they stopped at Best Buy to get supplies.
The Placer County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday, August 31, it is waiting for autopsy results on the cause of death when asked about the new video. The Nevada County Sheriff's Office has not immediately returned a request for comment on Adventures with Purpose's suggestion of foul play.
The renewed interest in the case comes a day after Kiely would have celebrated her birthday on September 1, according to what her emotional mother, Lindsey Neiman-Rodni, had earlier told The Sun. She revealed that the talented teen, who graduated from high school a year early with honors, was planning to go to the local Sierra College, and was deciding between studying music or medicine. "She likes to play everything, she started on the violin when she was very young and then moved to piano a little bit and then guitar, ukulele, and mandolin," her mother shared.
As #PCSO detectives continue to investigate Kiely’s disappearance and follow up on multiple leads, Kiely Rodni’s mother, Lindsey Rodni-Nieman, has a plea to the community. If anyone has any information where Kiely may be, please call our tip line: (530) 581-6320, Option 7. pic.twitter.com/kx4ZBVnrwu— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) August 8, 2022