The body found by divers in Lake Prosser, on the border between Nevada and California, probably belongs to 16-year-old Kiely Rodni, who has been wanted for two weeks, according to the American media. The body was in the car in which the teenager was driving. Rodni was last seen on August 6 during a party at a campsite by the lake shore.
The vehicle was found by a private group of Adventures With Purpose volunteer divers in Lake Prosser, 35 kilometers west of Reno village in Nevada. “The car lies upside down at a depth of 4 meters. We confirmed that Kiely is inside” – a post with this content appeared on the group’s Facebook profile on Sunday at approx. 14:30 local time.
Andrew Trygg, a spokesman for the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (Californian county bordering the state of Nevada – ed.), Noted, however, that investigators have not yet confirmed whether it was the body of 16-year-old Rodni. He added that work to identify the bodies was ongoing on the spot. The body was in a 2013 Honda CRV – the model the teenager was driving. The registration numbers of the car also match.
Kiely Rodni is missing
California native Kiely Rodni had been missing more than two weeks earlier. She was last seen around noon on August 6 at a campsite on the shores of Lake Prosser, near Truckee. There was an event there, attended by about 200-300 teenagers.
Even before the body was found in the lake, the sheriff’s office reported on Facebook that since the girl disappeared, it had received nearly 2,000 clues about her possible whereabouts.
Kiely’s mother, Lindsey Rodni-Nieman, the day after the disappearance of the 16-year-old, appealed via social media for help in finding her. “We just want her to come home, we miss her very much,” she was quoted in a post on the local sheriff’s office’s Facebook profile. On Sunday, Linda Luchetti, a media representative of the Rodni family, announced that until the services had an official arrangement, relatives of the teenagers would not comment on “rumors from social media”.
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Los Angeles Times, NBC News
Main photo source: Placer County Sheriff’s Department / Twitter