UPDATE: Nevada County authorities identify Kiely Rodni as a deceased person found in a submerged vehicle

UPDATED 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, August 23

From the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office:

Today an autopsy was performed on the deceased who was found in Prosser Reservoir on Sunday 21st August. The Nevada County Sheriff-Coroner identified the deceased as Kiely Rodni, 16, of Truckee.



The Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office are in communication with Kiely’s family and extend our deepest condolences to them at this extremely difficult time.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.



UPDATED 9:20 a.m. Monday, August 22

TRUCKEE – Divers looking for Kiely Rodni, 16, said on Sunday they found a car with a body inside, not far from where she attended a big party a few weeks ago. The FBI was at the scene as authorities worked to confirm his identity, authorities said.

Volunteer divers with a group called Adventures with Purpose said they found Rodni, of Truckee, on Sunday inside his car, which they believe came to rest upside down in about 14 feet of water in the Prosser reservoir. Their Facebook post said the family had been notified. A website created by his family was updated on Sunday to say the search had been put on hold due to unconfirmed reports.

Authorities have yet to identify the body.

“We believe this is our missing person,” Nevada County Sheriff Shannan Moon said at a Monday news conference. “We wanted to make sure the family had that information first.”

Adventures with Purpose also held a press conference on Monday morning.

“Hold on to your loved ones a little bit more,” Nick Rinn, with the dive group, said.

“Without your support, none of this would be possible,” added Doug Bishop, also with Adventures with Purpose.

Rodni was last seen Aug. 6 near the Prosser Family Campground in Truckee, attending a party with hundreds of youngsters, police said.

Her friend, Sami Smith was at the party with her and said that Rodni had planned to spend the night at the campsite.

“I know she wasn’t in the right frame of mind to drive. And if she had been driving, she wouldn’t have gone far,” Smith told KOVR-TV.

Her friends and family feared that she had been kidnapped. His phone had been out of service since the party and his silver 2013 Honda CRV had not been found. Marine units from three local sheriff’s offices searched the reservoir. The search spanned a wide area of ​​California and Nevada and involved at least 16 local, state and federal enforcement agencies. Dozens of family and friends also sought out and offered a $50,000 reward.

– The Associated Press

UPDATED at 9:22 p.m. Sunday, August 21

From the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office:

This afternoon we were informed by the Adventures with Purpose volunteer search group that they found a car and a body in the Prosser Reservoir. The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, FBI and allied agencies are on the scene investigating the findings.

The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed. This is an evolving situation, and we will provide updates when we can.

There will be a press conference tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District at 10981 Truckee Way, Truckee.

UPDATED 7:12 p.m. Sunday, August 21

Adventures with a purpose:

“WE FOUND KIELY RODNI – Breaking News Livestream

—– THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS LIVE BROADCAST ANNOUNCEMENT—-

The live stream will take place at 9:00 a.m. PST, August 22, 2022.

Today (August 21, 2022), AWP found a silver 2013 Honda CRV, 14 feet underwater in Prosser Lake, north of Truckee, CA, with California license plate number: 8YUR127.

Remains were found inside believed to be those of missing 16-year-old Kiely Rodni.

As of 7:00 p.m., AWP is still on site as the replay takes place today.

AWP will release more information during the live stream tomorrow.

A full edition of our search and recovery efforts will be available in the coming weeks.

Thank you all for your support and help.

Donations are what got us here and are appreciated to help with food and fuel expenses. After this case, we will continue to help the next family at no cost to them or law enforcement. Donation links and merchandise can be located at https://AdventuresWithPurpose.com.“

Original post

Adventures with Purpose – which bills itself as a sonar search and recovery scuba diving team helping families find people – said in a Facebook post on Sunday that it had found 16-year-old Kiely Rodni.

The statement, made around 3.30pm on Sunday, read: ‘The car is upside down in just 14′ of water. We’ve CONFIRMED that Kiely is inside. Family aware. Law enforcement on the way.

“We will be on stage the rest of the day, have a live stream tomorrow and announce what time later this afternoon.

“Thank you all for your support and donations that have allowed us to help Kiely and her family.”

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook it was aware of the information, had personnel on their way to meet with the dive group and would have more information later.

Sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Trygg said in an email that there was nothing further to share at this time.

Rodni was last seen at a party at Prosser Family Campground around 12:30 p.m. on August 6. An estimated 200 to 300 teens and young adults from the area and as far away as the Bay Area reportedly attended the party. The last cellular data available on Rodni’s phone came at 12:33 a.m. that day, officials said.

Kiely Rodni

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