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Crime California teenager Kiely Rodni's search SCALED BACK after a week of 'dead-end leads'

03:52  17 august  2022
03:52  17 august  2022 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The search for California teenager Kiely Rodni will be scaled down next week following more than 1,200 dead-end leads, Nevada County police announced.

Rodni, 16, was last seen on August 6 before she vanished from a campground party at the Prosser Family Campground in Truckee, California.

Police said her silver 2013 Honda CRV has not been located, though they did confirm that the vehicle has a sticker of a ram below the rear wiper blade. The license plate number is 8YUR127.

Nevada County Sheriff's Captain Sam Brown said authorities have 'pulled in a ton of resources toward that goal [of finding Rodni],' and he believes there has been a cumulative '9,000 man hours into searching, which is astronomical.'

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Efforts for finding Rodni will become more 'focused on the investigative end' after police searched the north side of Lake Tahoe on the ground, in the water and in the air.

Because her car is still missing, authorities are treating the case as a possible abduction.

Authorities urge people to come forward in search for missing teen

  Authorities urge people to come forward in search for missing teen Kiely Rodni was last seen at around 12:30 a.m. Saturday near the Prosser Family Campground in the small town of Truckee, authorities said. "We're trying to find out exactly what happened. We believe someone knows, but they are not coming forward," Placer County Sheriff Lt. Josh Barnhart told reporters during a briefing Wednesday afternoon.

Placer County Sheriff's Lieutenant Josh Barnhart clarified that while the cumulative efforts will be scaled back, authorities will be 'putting the pedal down' while 'continuing to move forward this week.'

Next week, the investigation will move into a 'task-force style.'

Lead investigators have been identified through each associated agency, including Placer County Sheriff's Office, Nevada County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol, Truckee Police Department and the FBI to cycle through personnel instead of having one larger, cumulative search force.

Currently, Barnhart added, there are 50-plus detectives who are investigating in conjunction with the FBI.

To complement the modified efforts, police say they have confirmed that Rodni was wearing the pink-and-white 'Odd Future' sweatshirt posted to the Placer County Sheriff's Office Facebook page the night she went missing.

It’s been two weeks since Kiely Rodni went missing. Here’s what we know

  It’s been two weeks since Kiely Rodni went missing. Here’s what we know What happened to Kiely Rodni? Where did Kiely Rodni go missing? Kiely Rodni went missing near Lake Tahoe and was last seen at the Prosser Family Campground.Rodni first went missing on Saturday, Aug. 6, and was last seen at the Prosser Family Campground in Truckee, California. Rodni had attended an end-of-school party at the campground with over 100 other young adults in attendance, and was last seen around 12:30 a.m., according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Whether she was wearing a separate black sweatshirt has not been confirmed.

Information regarding Rodni's sweatshirt followed another tip that led to the FBI spending Friday digging up a 'potential burial site' that only contained a dog carcass.

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Investigators confirmed that the last known ping from Rodni's cell phone came at 12.30am on August 6 near the campground's reservoir after texting her mother she would be straight home.

The ping was located near Prosser Lake, which surrounds the campground, though Brown said that because of lost data, the phone could have continued to ping after 12.30am.

'Just because it was last pinged there, that doesn't mean that's where the phone stopped pinging,' he added. 'There's lots of reasons why those notifications or data points could be lost.'

The last person to have heard from the teen was her friend Samantha Smith, 18, who spoke with Rodni on the spoke at 12.36am. Shortly after, Rodni's phone was turned off.

'At 12.36am she called me…and this is the last call anybody had with her. We said: 'Love you, good night. Get home safe,' and that's the last thing we heard of her,' Smith told the Independent.

Her boyfriend, Jagger Westfall, said he texted Rodni to 'be safe' and 'don't do anything stupid' before she went to the party.

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  Body and car found near where missing teenager Kiely Rodni last seen A body and car were found in a California reservoir on Sunday near the campground where 16-year-old Kiely Rodni was last seen. Search and recovery dive team company Adventures With Purpose claimed on Sunday that Rodni's body was inside an SUV under 14 feet of water in Prosser Creek Reservoir in Truckee, California. Law enforcement officials have not confirmed Rodni's body was the one inside the vehicle. Authorities will hold a press conference Monday afternoon where they are expected to provide an update on the search.

Westfall, who did not attend the party for unknown reasons, texted her to complain about his day and heard back hours later.

'At 10.30 she responded to what I was saying, [she] said: 'Oh, I'm sorry you're going through that.' And that's the last I heard from her,' Westfall told Fox 40.

He also told the outlet he and her father had taught Rodni how to 'get out of sticky situations' and said she would not 'put her life at risk.'

The teen's friend Kate Cuno also revealed she had hung out with Rodni just hours before the party and the pair had made crème brûlée.

'Everything was normal,' Cuno said. 'I don't think she ran away or anything. I would have noticed if something was slightly off.'

Police released a surveillance image showing the missing teen hours before she vanished at a nearby campground.

Smith told The Sun that some of the other attendees of the party might be scared to go to police because they fear the consequences.

'I think a lot of them were scared to talk,' she said. 'They were engaging in illegal activity in the woods, it's like this Lord of the Flies space where they can just be.'

Lindsey Rodni-Nieman, the teen's mother, pleaded in an online video shared by authorities for anyone with information to come forward.

'We just want her home,' Rodni-Nieman said. 'We're so scared, and we miss her so much.'

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