Kiely Rodni FOUND? Amateur sleuths find body in car in Prosser Lake, after officials spent WEEKS looking
A volunteer group who found the body said it belongs to Kiely Rodni. However, the law enforcement is yet to confirm this
TRUCKEE, CALIFORNIA: The search for Kiely Rodni, who went missing on August 6 around 12.30 am and was last spotted driving away from a party at the Prosser Family Campground, Truckee, in her 2013 silver Honda CRV, might have come to an end. Divers searching for the missing 16-year-old girl said they have found a body inside an upside-down car under 14 feet of water.
According to Independent, Adventures With Purpose, an Oregon-based volunteer group, consisting of six divers, that helps in finding missing people underwater, claimed on the afternoon of August 21 that they have found a body in Prosser Lake and it belongs to the missing teen via a Facebook post. It read, "Car is upside down in only 14 of water. We have CONFIRMED Kiely is inside. Family Notified. Law Enforcement on their way." However, a spokesperson for the Placer County sheriff’s office said that the body’s identity is not yet confirmed, adding that the investigators from local police forces and the FBI are at the spot.
The specialty search and recovery dive team started searching for the teen on August 19, as per KCRA. In an Instagram post on the 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."
The last whereabouts of Kiely Rodni
Rodni 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 Rodni 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."