Kiely Rodni: Amateur web sleuth claims dead teen’s laptop and belongings found in Prosser Creek Reservoir

The web sleuth who runs an YouTube channel called Checkit TV claimed that Kiely's belongings were confirmed by her grandfather, David Robertson, who was grateful for their help

Kiely Rodni: Amateur web sleuth claims dead teen’s laptop and belongings found in Prosser Creek Reservoir
Checkit TV detective claims to have found Kiely Rodni's laptop and other belongings (Nevada County Sheriff's Office, YouTube/Checkit TV)
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TRUCKEE, CALIFORNIA: An amateur web detective has professed to have found Kiely Rodni's belongings and laptop in Prosser Creek Reservoir where her car and body were discovered just a few days before. The 16-year-old teenager reportedly went missing around 12.30 am, after a wild end-of-school party with friends on August 6. 

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For around two weeks local authorities, and the FBI, spent searching for Kiely but didn't find a single clue but thanks to a volunteer dive team, Adventures With Purpose who located her car within hours. The distressing footage later posted to YouTube showed the team discovering her submerged vehicle and announcing that Kiely's body was in the back of the car. The authorities may now be criticized again for not retrieving her belongings as the teen's family who was initially awestruck, asked how law enforcement could have missed the car. 

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A sleuth running an YouTube channel called Checkit TV claims to have made the discovery while out rowing in the reservoir and dived down to retrieve the items, according to The Sun. A spokesman for Nevada County Sheriff's told "I can confirm our office has contacted the individual claiming to have recovered some of Kiely's property and we have taken possession of those items." They added "I cannot, at this point, say whether the property belonged to Kiely or not."

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Photographs obtained by the same outlet show the silver Apple Mac laptop covered in stickers, including one which reads "drugs are bad," and another declaring "virginity rocks." However, the web sleuth claimed that Kiely's belongings were confirmed by her grandfather, David Robertson, who was grateful for their help. Kiely's family is currently not commenting publicly on the case amid a police investigation, but it is unlikely her laptop still works after weeks spent underwater.

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In a bizarre video posted to YouTube, the man behind the true crime channel told followers that police had initially refused to show up to retrieve the items, and he reached out to others to locate her family. He then allegedly spoke to Kiely's grandfather and her friends and told them what he had discovered while out on the water, and they came out to meet him. The owner of the channel, who wished not to be named, told he doesn't blame law enforcement for missing the items, saying "I think the police are doing a great job. When they were here the water levels were much higher back then. Today they are much lower due to a dry winter causing Lake Tahoe to be low and they have to draw from the other reservoirs."

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"This is one of the most rewarding experiences in being able to help the Rodni family," he added when asked how he felt to have located the laptop and other belongings. The items retrieved from the lake also included a duffel bag, hairbrush, charge cord, and gift box, which were noted down by police before they left the scene. 

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