Kiely Rodni disappearance: Cops get over 200 tips about missing Tahoe girl, 16, as search continues

Police said they are probing the Kiely Rodni's disappearance as a missing person case and not as a case of possible abduction

Kiely Rodni disappearance: Cops get over 200 tips about missing Tahoe girl, 16, as search continues
Kiely Rodni was last seen at around 12.30 am on August 6, driving away from a party at the Prosser Family Campground in her 2013 silver Honda CRV (Lindsey Neiman/Facebook)
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TAHOE, CALIFORNIA: It has been four days since Kiely Rodni, 16, went missing in Truckee. She was last seen at around 12.30 am on August 6, driving away from a party at the Prosser Family Campground in her 2013 silver Honda CRV with number plate CA LIC# 8YUR127. As per the latest reports, there are 77 personnel from numerous agencies working on this investigation, including the CHP, FBI, Homeland Security, Truckee police and the Washoe County Sheriff. Also around 100 volunteers are helping with search efforts riding on bikes and inter jeeps, and more than 200 tips have been received, says the cops. Reggie Peterson, a volunteer who drove for over three hours to locate Rodni while thinking of his teenage daughter the whole time, said, “I can only imagine what the family is going through.”

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According to KTVU, the sheriff's office had said they were initially investigating the case as a possible abduction as authorities were not able to locate Rodni's car. However, at a press conference on the afternoon of August 9, Placer County Sergeant Scott Alfred said they are investigating the teen's disappearance as a missing person case now. He said, "This a missing person's case, this is a search and rescue effort." He also added by saying that her cellphone was last pinged on August 6 at 12.33 pm.

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Details of Rodni's last whereabouts

Rodni was last spotted at the Prosser Family Campground at a party, which was attended by 200 to 300 teens and young adults, authorities said, as per the reports by KTVU. Since then, her phone has been out of reach and her car has not been found, the Placer County Sheriff's Office said.

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As reported earlier, Rodni's friend Sami Smith, who was reportedly with her most of the night, said she was planning to spend the night at the campground. "I know that she wasn't in the right mindset or state to drive. And if she were to have driven, she wouldn't have made it far." She added, "So my concern is that somebody might have offered to drive her home and then didn't take her home."

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Rodni's mother Lindsey Rodni-Nieman shared an emotional appeal on night of August 7. "Please, we just want to see our daughter home," she said. "We are not looking to arrest anyone or get anyone in any trouble." People who have videos or pictures that could be evidence are being urged by authorities to submit them to the website findkiely.com.

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