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The disappearance of Kiely Rodni: Friend who last talked to missing teen says she 'was in no state to drive'

Kiely was supposed to give friend Samantha a ride home but the latter changed her mind after noticing that she appeared intoxicated
Kiely Rodni has been missing since Saturday (Placer Sheriff/Twitter)
Kiely Rodni has been missing since Saturday (Placer Sheriff/Twitter)

A California teen disappeared over the weekend while she was at a campground party with a group of people. CrimeOnline reported that 16-year-old Kiely Rodni was last seen on Saturday, August 6, at around 1:30 am, close to the Prosser Family Campground in Truckee. Reportedly, she left the campground after attending a "large party that night, alongside more than 100 young adults." Police informed that the teenager's vehicle, which was described as a 2013 silver Honda CRV with California tag 8YUR127, is also missing

A friend has finally spoken out about the incident. Samantha Smith, an 18-year-old, told The Independent that she spoke with Kiely after midnight on Saturday, and she was seemingly the last person she talked to before disappearing. Samantha said to the news outlet on Monday, "At 12:36 am she called me … and this is the last call anybody had with her. We said ‘love you, good night. Get home safe,’  and that’s the last thing we heard of her." Police informed The Independent that the teenager's phone was shut off sometime after midnight. However, the authorities are yet to confirm that Samantha was the last person that the teenager talked to. 


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Samantha also said that she got separated from Kiely as the crowd started growing bigger at the party. "I knew it was a big party but it was supposed to be just the community. The party started to grow past the [number] of people that were supposed to be there. There were college kids and people from the Bay area coming and I got a bad feeling about it but didn’t really think much of it," said Samantha. She later met up with Kiely around 11 pm to charge their phones in Kiely's vehicle. Kiely was supposed to give Samantha a ride home but the latter changed her mind after noticing that her friend appeared intoxicated. 

Samantha further added, "Right now we believe that it is an abduction case … she was in no state to drive and she wouldn’t have made it far or would have crashed." DailyMail reported that Kiely's family is in charge of The Lost Trail Lodge, a hotel which is located at the property where they live. The teenager disappeared around 12 miles from the property. Kiely has been described as a White female who stands 5-feet-7-inches tall and weighs around 115 pounds. She has blonde hair, hazel eyes, and a nose ring and was last seen wearing green Dickies pants and a black tank top. 


The Placer Sheriff's Office has been sharing tweets about the 16-year-old seeking help to find the missing girl. A tweet read, "‼️TIP LINE SET UP FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO 16-YEAR-OLD KIELY RODNI‼️Anyone with any information can call (530) 581-6320 Option 7. You can remain anonymous. Details on Kiely’s disappearance:" 


Another tweet shared by the authorities read, "We continue to search for missing 16-year-old Truckee resident, Kiely Rodni. Detectives are currently following up on leads and our Falcon 30 helicopter is assisting the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office with the search for Kiely. More info: #PCSO #missing."