Mystery of Kiely Rodni's death deepens as dive team calls it 'suspicious' and dad slams cops for missing SUV
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TRUCKEE, CALIFORNIA: Adventures with a Purpose (AWP), the amateur dive team that found 16-year-old girl Kiely Rodni inside an upside-down car under 14 feet of Prosser Creek Reservoir on August 21, shared footage of their search on YouTube, ‘How We FOUND Kiely Rodni: MURDER or ACCIDENT?’ with diver Nick Rinn calling the teen’s death "suspicious." He said, “She’s in the back of the vehicle. She’s not in the driver’s seat. It looks suspicious to me.” While Rodni's father, David, seemed to be in disbelief with the local law enforcement, who missed to locate his daughter's 2013 silver Honda CRV. "How in the f**k could they have missed it," he questioned.
The 47-minute and 11-second video, which showed authorities pulling the car out in front of Rodni's family members, narrated the teen's body was found on the passenger rear side and that one of the windows of the car was halfway open. "The vehicle’s upside down ... one window’s halfway down. One window is all the way down,” describes Rinn in the video. Doug Bishop, a diver with AWP, went ahead with the search at the reservoir, even though the authorities searched the lake, because according to the team’s motto, “If it hasn’t been searched by [AWP,] it hasn’t been searched.” He can be heard saying, "The passenger window is broken out, " while Rinn says, "I see a pair of shoes in the back … I have just confirmed there are human remains in the vehicle."
The YouTube video also showed the arrival of Rodni's father and grandfather at the spot, even before law enforcement reached the lake. The father shockingly questions local law enforcement, “How in the f**k could they have missed it. That’s f*****g impossible.” He further stated, "I can't see this cause it's going to be my last memory and I can't f*****g do it," and he leaves.
The search by dive team
As previously reported, the specialty search and recovery dive team started searching for the teen on August 19, as per KCRA. In an Instagram post on August 19, the group also announced that they were in Truckee and would start searching for the teen. The post said, "We’re here and we’re gonna cover every inch of water in the region until we find her and or am confident she is not here. We want to strongly encourage each and every one of you to keep Kiely and her family in your thoughts and prayers." Daily Mail quoted Doug Bishop, Adventures with Purpose Team Leader as saying, "When you miss a loved one or a friend and you don't know, it's a nightmare."