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Sheriff’s Office Releases Several New Photographs in Case of Missing Tahoe Teen Kiely Rodni!
A surveillance image captured the day Kiely Rodni disappeared in Tahoe has been released by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
Kiely, 16 years old, was last seen between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. on August 6 in the vicinity of the Prosser Family Campground, approximately 10 minutes north of Truckee. According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, she was at a party with more than a hundred youths and young adults. Her 2013 silver Honda CRV is also missing, and her phone has been inoperable ever since she vanished. Kiely’s vehicle is still gone, therefore the sheriff’s office and FBI are investigating the situation as a potential kidnapping.
Several new photos have been shared by the sheriff’s office over the last day. On Tuesday evening, the sheriff’s office released a still caught by surveillance cameras at an unnamed local Truckee business. Detectives found the footage after contacting businesses in the area.
Kiely is seen wearing a black bodysuit and dark green Dickies pants. The picture was taken at 6:08 p.m. on August 5, a few hours before she went to the party at the campground.
At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, the sheriff’s office showed two new pictures: one was of a hoodie that Kiely is thought to have borrowed at the party, and the other was of her missing car. Strangely, a few lines of poetry by singer Lana del Rey are printed on the front of the black hoodie. It says: “You don’t want to get lost in the crowd. You’d like to go away.”
“We don’t know whether Kiely was wearing that hoodie when she disappeared, but we believe it was still in her possession,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
There are conflicting accounts of Kiely’s plans for the evening. According to one friend who attended the Prosser party, Kiely intended to spend the night at the campground, along with many other attendees. But Kiely’s mother Lindsey Rodni-Nieman said she received a text from Kiely saying she would be “straight home” in about 45 minutes.
“I told her to be safe and that I loved her. And she said, ‘OK, mom, I love you, too,'” Rodni-Nieman told ABC News. “She never came home.”
Search-and-rescue teams spread out across the area to look for any sign of Kiely. Every morning, volunteers met at the Truckee community rec center to plan how to work together. The area along I-80 between Donner Summit and the Nevada border has been swept from the air by a helicopter. On Tuesday and Wednesday, marine units from three local sheriff’s offices searched the water at Prosser Creek Reservoir.
“The only lead they have is Kiely’s last known location before she went missing,” the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Wednesday morning.
Kiely is 115 pounds, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and has blonde hair, hazel eyes, and a nose ring. She has a lot of piercings and the number 17 is tattooed on her ribs. California plates 8YUR127 are on her silver Honda CRV. The Lost Trail Lodge is run by Kiely’s family in Truckee, which is about 12 miles from the Prosser campground.
If you know anything about what happened to Kiely, please call the Placer County Sheriff’s Office tip line right away at 530-581-6320, option 7. Callers can stay unknown. You can also email sheriff firstname.lastname@example.org with information. So far, about 300 tips have been sent to the sheriff’s office, they say.