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Dive team finds missing Kiely Rodni, 16, in car upside down in 14ft of water

Kiely Rodni, 16, has been discovered in her car in a California lake, a search and rescue group has claimed. Police are but to substantiate the invention

Missing California teenager Kiely Rodni has been discovered in a lake close to her house, a volunteer search and rescue group has claimed.

Rodni, 16, was final seen on August 6, and texted her mom to say she was driving house to Truckee. She by no means arrived.

On Sunday the volunteer diver group Adventures With Purpose introduced that that they had found her, in sunken car in Prosser Lake. 

She disappeared in her 2013 silver Honda, and a supply inside the group instructed KCRA that Rodni’s car discovered in the lake, with human stays inside.

‘WE JUST FOUND KIELY RODNI…,’ wrote the group on their Facebook web page.

‘Car is upside down in solely 14’ of water.

‘We have CONFIRMED Kiely is inside. Family Notified. Law Enforcement on their manner.

‘More updates to comply with.’

Rodni disappeared from the Prosser Family Campground the place she was attending a celebration.

Her cellphone final pinged round 12:30 a.m. close to the campground’s reservoir after she texted her mother she was heading house.

Police searched the north aspect of Lake Tahoe on the bottom, in the water and in the air. It shouldn’t be clear if in addition they searched Prosser Lake. 

A search and rescue boat is seen on August 9 searching for Rodni at Prosser Creek

A search and rescue boat is seen on August 9 looking for Rodni at Prosser Creek

Rodni was last seen on August 6, leaving a party she had attended with other high school graduates near Lake Tahoe, and heading home

Rodni was final seen on August 6, leaving a celebration she had attended with different highschool graduates close to Lake Tahoe, and heading house

Rodni, 16, has been found inside a car in Prosser Lake, a search and rescue team said on Sunday

Rodni, 16, has been discovered inside a car in Prosser Lake, a search and rescue team mentioned on Sunday 

The campground was only 12 miles away from her home in California

The campground was solely 12 miles away from her house in California

Rodni (pictured) disappeared on August 6 from the Prosser Family Campground where she was attending a party

Rodni (pictured) disappeared on August 6 from the Prosser Family Campground the place she was attending a celebration

Divers claim that they have found Rodni's car, a silver 2013 Honda CRV, in Prosser Lake. The license plate number is 8YUR127

Divers declare that they’ve discovered Rodni’s car, a silver 2013 Honda CRV, in Prosser Lake. The license plate quantity is 8YUR127

Adventures with Purpose started looking for her on Saturday.

The group travels across the nation serving to clear up chilly circumstances, and has thousands and thousands of followers on their YouTube channel.

‘When you miss a beloved one or a good friend and you do not know, it is a nightmare,’ mentioned Doug Bishop, Adventures with Purpose Team Leader. 

He instructed Fox 40: ‘What we offer is these solutions, once we’re capable of. That’s what we’re hoping to do in this case.’

Adventures with Purpose: Oregon-based YouTuber who was an eco-warrior cleansing soiled lakes however has now solved 23 missing individuals’ circumstances 

The Oregon-based group is a search and rescue dive team, specializing in discovering missing folks.

Their web site states they’ve solved 23 missing individuals circumstances since 2019.

Jared Leisek, the founder, started the YouTube channel as a passion, recording his adventures as he positioned cans of soda, cellphones and sun shades whereas diving – one thing he noticed as an opportunity to scrub up the atmosphere and discover issues that others had lost, with the hope of returning them.

Leisek discovered his first submerged car, in Portland, Oregon, accidentally. He was then contacted by a household in Warrenton, Missouri, and managed to seek out the car of Nate Ashby, 22, who vanished in July 2019. 

They now have 2.42 million subscribers on YouTube, and 1.3 million on Facebook: they’re funded by donations, advertisements on social media, and merchandise gross sales. 

The team was in contact with native authorities and Rodni’s prolonged household, Bishop mentioned.

Bishop led a six-man team, which instantly started looking out Donner Lake, believing that their method and recent eyes could possibly be of use.

‘With 15 to twenty million viewers monthly, there was an amazing demand, not solely by a number of totally different businesses, all of our supporters,’ he mentioned.

Nick Rinn a licensed diver, instructed Fox they had been looking for new areas to discover.

‘We’re taking our resources and the intel that we have been supplied and we’re making an attempt to see totally different avenues,’ he mentioned.

‘Different place to look.’

On Saturday they searched Donner Lake for greater than two hours, investigating a number of areas the place Rodni’s car may have entered the water.

The team checked out a pair of ponds in the Cold Stream space, however Bishop mentioned they had been too shallow.

They then went on to Boca Reservoir, placing two boats in the water, the place they looked for a number of extra hours.

‘There’s a number of roads that lead right here, instantly from Prosser,’ Bishop mentioned. 

Adventures with Purpose mentioned on Saturday they had been pondering out of the field, concentrating on areas that haven’t been checked out but.

‘It’s powerful,’ Bishop mentioned. ‘I do not need to discover her. 

‘If she’s right here and one thing has occurred to her, I do. 

‘I would like to have the ability to present the household and this group solutions to allow them to correctly lay her to relaxation.’

On Sunday they moved on to Prosser Lake, and located her stays, they imagine. 

She was last seen on local surveillance footage wearing a black bodysuit and green Dickies pants on August 5. She vanished the next day

She was final seen on native surveillance footage sporting a black bodysuit and inexperienced Dickies pants on August 5. She vanished the following day

Auburn police, Placer County Sheriff's investigators and Trukee police looked through their local sex offender registries looking for suspects in the disappearance of Kiely Rodney

Auburn police, Placer County Sheriff’s investigators and Trukee police regarded by way of their native intercourse offender registries searching for suspects in the disappearance of Kiely Rodney

California and Nevada police combed native intercourse offender lists for suspects in the disappearance, as investigators exhausted extra leads in the irritating seek for the missing teen.

The FBI pitched in as properly, serving to space cops chase down 1,562 dead-end leads in the seek for the blond-haired Truckee teenager.

None of the intercourse offenders investigated have been linked to Rodni’s disappearance, investigators mentioned, though one unnamed man was discovered to be in violation of the phrases of his launch. 

Further particulars of that crime haven’t been shared.  

Sheriff’s detectives, probation officers and Auburn Police swept native sex-offender lists for suspects and even arrested of one of them on an unrelated cost. 

Truckee police additionally combed their database of intercourse offenders, however discovered nobody out of compliance with probation or parole phrases.

There had been 200 to 300 folks on the occasion, principally teenagers and younger adults, like Rodni, who was an early high-school graduate.

The Placer County Sheriff’s spokeswoman mentioned investigators had interviewed near a 3rd of the occasion attendees, however hope to speak to extra.

Nevada County authorities have ‘pulled in a ton of resources towards that objective [of finding Rodni],’ Captain Sam Brown mentioned. 

Investigators have logged a cumulative 18,810 hours in the search.

Rodni's cell phone last pinged a tower at about 12:30 a.m., when she told her mother she was heading home

Rodni’s cellphone final pinged a tower at about 12:30 a.m., when she instructed her mom she was heading house

'We just want her home,' the teen's mother, Lindsey Rodni-Nieman, said. 'We're so scared, and we miss her so much'

‘We simply need her house,’ the teenager’s mom, Lindsey Rodni-Nieman, mentioned. ‘We’re so scared, and we miss her a lot’

Kiely Rodni, 16, was last seen on August 6 near the Prosser Family Campground in Truckee at the party attended by more than 100 juveniles and young adults

Kiely Rodni, 16, was final seen on August 6 close to the Prosser Family Campground in Truckee on the occasion attended by greater than 100 juveniles and younger adults

Authorities are seen on the fourth day of searching for Rodni

Authorities are seen on the fourth day of looking for Rodni 

Authorities have sent dive teams into the nearby lake and into Lake Tahoe after a tip Rodni may have driven her car into the water

Authorities have despatched dive groups into the close by lake and into Lake Tahoe after a tip Rodni might have pushed her car into the water

Search and rescue party gathers in the area where Kiely Rodni went missing in Truckee, CA, on August 9

Search and rescue occasion gathers in the realm the place Kiely Rodni went missing in Truckee, CA, on August 9

Rodni was sporting the pink-and-white ‘Odd Future’ sweatshirt posted to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook web page the evening she went missing.

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

Information relating to Rodni’s sweatshirt adopted one other tip that led to the FBI spending Friday digging up a ‘potential burial web site’ that solely contained a canine carcass.

Investigators confirmed that the final recognized ping from Rodni’s cellphone got here at 12:30 a.m. on August 6 close to the campground’s reservoir, after texting her mom she could be straight house.

Authorities confirmed Rodni was wearing a white-and-pink 'Odd Future' sweatshirt (pictured) the night she went missing

Authorities confirmed Rodni was sporting a white-and-pink ‘Odd Future’ sweatshirt (pictured) the evening she went missing

Police released an image of the sweatshirt (pictured) she was loaned the day before she disappeared. It featured eerie Lana Del Ray lyrics, reading: 'You don't want to be forgotten, you just want to disappear.' Police believe the hoodie is 'still in her possession' and it's unknown who 'loaned' her the coat

Police launched a picture of the sweatshirt (pictured) she was loaned the day earlier than she disappeared. It featured eerie Lana Del Ray lyrics, studying: ‘You do not need to be forgotten, you simply need to disappear.’ Police imagine the hoodie is ‘nonetheless in her possession’ and it is unknown who ‘loaned’ her the coat 

The ping was positioned close to Prosser Lake, which surrounds the campground, although Brown mentioned that as a result of of lost information, the cellphone may have continued to ping after 12:30 a.m.

‘Just as a result of it was final pinged there, that does not imply that is the place the cellphone stopped pinging,’ he added. 

‘There’s heaps of the reason why these notifications or information factors could possibly be lost.’

The final particular person to have heard from the teenager was her good friend Samantha Smith, 18, who spoke with Rodni on the spoke at 12:36 a.m. 

Shortly after, Rodni’s cellphone was turned off.

‘At 12:36 a.m. she known as me…and that is the final name anyone had together with her. We mentioned: ‘Love you, good evening. Get house secure,’ and that is the very last thing we heard of her,’ Smith instructed the Independent

Her boyfriend, Jagger Westfall, mentioned he texted Rodni to ‘be secure’ and ‘do not do something silly’ earlier than she went to the occasion.

Her boyfriend, Jagger Westfall, revealed earlier this week he had texted his girlfriend to 'be safe' and 'don't do anything stupid' before Rodni went to the party

Her boyfriend, Jagger Westfall, revealed earlier this week he had texted his girlfriend to ‘be secure’ and ‘do not do something silly’ earlier than Rodni went to the occasion

Some teenagers may be afraid to come forward for fear of possible consequences, one of Rodni's friends said

Some youngsters could also be afraid to return ahead for concern of potential penalties, one of Rodni’s buddies mentioned

Westfall, who didn’t attend the occasion for unknown causes, texted her to complain about his day and heard again hours later.

‘At 10:30 she responded to what I used to be saying, [she] mentioned: ‘Oh, I’m sorry you are going by way of that.’ And that is the final I heard from her,’ Westfall instructed Fox 40.

He additionally instructed the outlet he and her father had taught Rodni tips on how to ‘get out of sticky conditions’ and mentioned she wouldn’t ‘put her life in danger.’ 

Kate Cuno, one other good friend, mentioned she had frolicked with Rodni simply hours earlier than the occasion and the pair had made crème brûlée.

‘Everything was regular,’ Cuno mentioned. ‘I do not suppose she ran away or something. I might have seen if one thing was barely off.’

Police launched a surveillance picture exhibiting the missing teen hours earlier than she vanished at a close-by campground.

Smith instructed The Sun that some of the opposite attendees of the occasion is perhaps scared to go to police as a result of they concern the results.

‘I feel quite a bit of them had been scared to speak,’ she mentioned. 

‘They had been partaking in criminal activity in the woods, it is like this Lord of the Flies space the place they’ll simply be.’

Lindsey Rodni-Nieman, the teenager’s mom, pleaded in a web-based video shared by authorities for anybody with data to return ahead.

‘We simply need her house,’ Rodni-Nieman mentioned. 

‘We’re so scared, and we miss her a lot.’

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