The teen’s disappearance sparked a massive search effort involving hundreds of volunteers and law enforcement personnel. Even though it has been more than a week since Kiely Rodni, who was 16 years old, went missing on August 6 following a party at Tahoe National Park, officials are continuing their search for the teenager.
They are seeking the general public for assistance. Kiely has a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs close to 118 pounds. She has blond hair and eyes that are hazel in colour. She has a tattoo of the number “17” on her ribs, multiple additional piercings, including one in her nose, and a nose ring.
The last time anyone saw her, she was operating a silver 2013 Honda CRV bearing the licence plate number 8YUR127 in the state of California. On the back window is a sticker in the shape of a ram’s head.
The following is a timeline of the events that transpired before her disappearance:
Visited a shop
Kiely visited a shop in Truckee, California, approximately six hours before she went missing. She was sporting a pair of green Dickies pants and a bodysuit with spaghetti straps in the colour black.
She wore a pair of black Vans sneakers and a black grommet belt. The authorities took a surveillance photograph of her on the day she went missing.
An end-of-summer party is held in Tahoe National Park, and Kiely, who had graduated from high school early, goes to it. The party is located next to the Prosser Family Campground. It was a silver SUV that she was driving.
The party quickly turned into a massive gathering with close to 300 guests in attendance. Although Kiely did drink alcohol, her friends insist that she would never have gotten behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Massage to mother
Lindsey Rodni-Nieman, Kiely’s mother, receives a text message from her daughter. She has indicated that she will leave the party within the next half an hour and precede “straight home.”
“I told her to be careful and that I loved her, and she answered, ‘Ok, mom, I love you too,‘” Rodni-Nieman said in an interview. “I told her to be safe and that I loved her.”
Report her Missing
On the next day, near the campground, Kiely’s phone emits a single ping before powering down. She believed she called her family on her last known phone call. There was no sign that anything was wrong with the situation.
Later that day, Kiely’s family called the authorities to report her missing, and op opened an investigation into her disappearance.
The investigation started by County Sheriff’s Office.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has set up a tip line for anyone who may have information regarding Kiely’s disappearance.
Additionally, authorities have begun searching for Kiely or her vehicle utilising ground teams and helicopters. They find no trace of the teenager who went missing. The FBI is now helping with the search.
The California Highway Patrol and the Placer County Sheriff’s Office have continued their search for Kiely and her vehicle from the air using their respective helicopters; on August 9, Missing girl Lake Tahoe Prosser was searched by search personnel using boats.
Near the water’s edge, a group of people searching for the missing on land assemble. They come up with nothing useful.
More victims on scene, August 10
According to a release issued by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, the number of people involved in the search has increased to 265. These individuals come from the California Highway Patrol, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Truckee Police Department, and sheriff’s offices from multiple counties.
In the five days since Kiely was last seen, the authorities have received 300 tips and spent more than 4,600 hours of personnel looking for her.
The authorities call a gathering in the neighborhood to inform residents about the disappearance and encourage anyone with information to get in touch with them.
During the meeting, Captain Sam Brown of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department instructs everyone to safeguard any potential evidence they may find.
“You need to use extreme caution,” he advises. “Even something as seemingly little as a footprint or tyre track could end up being significant.”
The authorities leave the campground with a bag full of evidence but do not disclose what they discovered.
Authorities found some items on August 13
Digging has begun at a “burial site” where a source tipped off search personnel. They only find the skeletal remains of a dog she had buried recently.
Angela Musallam, the public information officer for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, explains to the reporters that a search-and-rescue ground team found the item. The family relayed the information about the possible turn of events to Kiely’s family.
The authorities find a video in which Rodni is seen donning a white hoodie with pink lettering that reads “ODD FUTURE.” They also released a photo of a sweater that looks very similar to the one Rodni was wearing.
Still Going On
A confidential tip line, which she may reach at (530) 581-6320, has been set up for anyone with information regarding Kiely’s disappearance and whereabouts. To offer feedback, either anonymously or otherwise, press the option seven key on your keyboard.
Kiely Rodni was reported missing from the campground where she was staying with her family on July 28. The 16-year-old was last seen around 10 p.m. the night before when she went to bed in her tent. When her family woke up the next morning, she was gone.
The Rodni family remains hopeful that Kiely will be found safe and sound. They are urging anyone with information about her disappearance to come forward.
Anyone with information about Kiely’s whereabouts is urged to contact the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office at 530-621-6600.