Kiely Rodni: California teen’s drowning death ruled an accident as cops say no ‘foul play’ involved

Kiely Rodni: California teen’s drowning death ruled an accident as cops say no ‘foul play’ involved
Two weeks after Kiely Rodni's disappearance, a group of divers stepped in and found her body in the back of her car in the Prosser Creek Reservoir (Law&Crime Network/YouTube, Lindsey Nieman/Facebook)

PLACER COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: The California teen, who went missing on August 6 around 12.30 am was last spotted driving away from a party at the Prosser Family Campground, Truckee, in her 2013 silver Honda CRV with California tag 8YUR127. Two weeks after her disappearance, a group of divers stepped in and found her body in the back of her car in the Prosser Creek Reservoir. The death of California teen Kiely Rodni has been ruled an accident, says the coroner.

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According to the Nevada County Sheriff-Coroner, after a party on August 6, at a nearby campground, Kiely, 16, drowned, The Sun reported. The coroner said in a statement, "There was no other information to suggest she was the victim of foul play. As always, our office will continue to work with the family by evaluating any additional information related to this investigation."

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Kiely's autopsy was performed in late August, more than two weeks after he went missing. She had been drinking at a graduation party near the lake out of Prosser Creek Reservoir on August 6, according to fellow partygoers. Kiely was last seen at the Prosser Family Campground at a party, which was attended by 200 to 300 teens and young adults. As reported earlier, Placer County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the teen was spotted in video footage on the evening of August 5 at the Prosser Family Campground. In the footage, she is wearing the white hoodie covered in the phrase "odd future" in pink letters. Later that night she borrowed and wore another hoodie at the party with the lines from a Lana Del Ray song scrawled on it that read, "You don’t want to be forgotten, you just want to disappear." Her mother Lindsey Rodni-Nieman said she received a final text from her daughter that she would be "straight home" in about 45 minutes, as reported earlier.

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The search for the teen took 19,000 search hours, involving police, the FBI, and hundreds of volunteers. However, Adventures With Purpose joined on August 21, and almost soon after, the teen's body was discovered. Group member Doug Bishop, a former tow truck driver and now a sonar expert, along with scuba instructor Nick Rinn, searched the Prosser Reservoir for just 35 minutes before they found Rodni's body. The SUV was found upside down in the water about 14ft down and 55ft from the shore. Her remains were found in the cargo hatch. Bishop said that it was peculiar how Rodni's vehicle ended up where it did as she would have to make a sharp left turn onto a dirt path about a quarter mile from the main road. but they were unsuccessful. The authorities didn't reveal how Kiely ended up in the water.

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