Found Deceased CA - Kiely Rodni missing from Party Near Prosser Family Campground in Truckee #7

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PLACER COUNTY, Ca. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Placer County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) is asking for the public's help in locating missing 16-year-old teen, Kiely Rodni.

According to PCSO, Kiely was last seen at around 12:30 a.m. on August 6 near the Prosser Family Campground in Truckee. She was said to be at a party with a huge group of minors and young adults. Her car is also not located at the party and her phone has been out of service.

Kiely is described as:
  • Caucasian female
  • Five-feet-seven-inches tall
  • Weights 115 pounds
  • Blonde hair
  • Hazel eyes
  • Green Dickies pants, black tank top, multiple piercings and jewelry with a nose ring
Her car is a silver 2013 Honda CRV with a California license plate of 8YUR127.

Anyone with information on Kiely's whereabouts is urged to call PCSO at (530) 886-5357.

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Link to Kiely Rodni case - archived traffic cam footage from the NV/CA border

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@CharlestonGal has found a video, filmed by a local, showing the probable route driven the night of Kiely's death. This video, and ONLY this video from the local woman is approved. As always, refrain from discussing comments on social media.
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Screen grabs from ~1:22 in AWP video announcement about the discovery of Kiely's vehicle. IMO it shows pretty clearly that her vehicle was entirely upside down.

It's hard to fathom how fast this likely happened. To be navigating in the dark and then suddenly flipped in a submerging vehicle with only one way out but not enough time to do it, that's just everything a worst nightmare is. I can only hope her last seconds felt somehow peaceful...

The contrast of her vehicle on sonar and the water and landscape above by day is stark. Tragedy and serenity collide.

JMO

 

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"Adventures with Purpose does not accept rewards," said Linda Luchetti, a spokesperson for the Rodni family.

She said the reward was partially funded by a *** account set up for Linda Nieman, Kiely's mother that has raised nearly $63,000.

Larger donations pledged to the reward have been returned, Luchetti said.

Adventures with Purpose is expected to stream an episode on finding Kiely in the coming weeks on their YouTube channel, which has millions of followers.

In a previous case, Adventures with Purpose threatened to sue for a $100,000 reward promised in the case of a missing Iowa man, according to a 2020 story in the Des Moines Register.

In that case, Adventures with Purpose went to a small Iowa town to search for 22-year-old Ethan Kazmerzak, who disappeared in 2013. They found his body in his car at the bottom of a quarry pond.

When reached by phone Friday by the Reno Gazette Journal, Iowa businessman Brad Staley, who had helped organized the reward, said Adventures with Purpose didn't end up suing.

He said Kazmerzak's family gave the dive team money. He could not say how much but believed it was a significant amount.
 

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Not necessarily. The parking spot was dark, a lot of people were coming and going, a lot of participants were under the influence. Easy to miss two people leaving in such circumstances.

There IS also the trail to walk up or back from the water. We saw it clearly marked with a post in the night time driving video from the Truckee area local who took her Jeep down.

I'm still not sure what happened. Before she was found, I leaned towards Reno somehow factoring in, since it was so close and mentioned frequently. I don't see how it would connect now though. I think her friends just went there out of a need to "do something", and feel close to Kiely.

I have felt all along that the water would be a natural place for people to go--either in small groups, pairs or even alone. And again, it doesn't need to be anything crazy going on--although kids were already fighting and probably blowing off steam being silly, impulsive.

If I was at a party like this one as a teen, going down to the water to just "be" with a friend or two, especially as it got later, is something I would have done.
 

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I find it interesting that roped off area is that far from where it appears her car entered the water. If there was some sort of evidence, I'd THINK it would have been closer to where the car went in, not that far away. I can't come up with anything that could have happened in a place that far off (not like it's miles but you know what I'm saying).
Could the roped off area be from a campfire on the beach?
 

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The fact she even remembered where her car was parked - and then found it in pitch black darkness, among other cars and trees must've meant she wasn't that drunk/drugged. She still had her mental faculties.

MOO.
Not to be dismissive of your comment, but in my drinking days I used to black out (not proud of this, I had a problem). A couple times happened from being slipped a mickey.

I was told by people around me that I still retained my mental faculties, I was just on autopilot with no memory. The last time this happened I "woke up" behind the wheel of a car. I haven't touched alcohol since.
 

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Not to be dismissive of your comment, but in my drinking days I used to black out (not proud of this, I had a problem). A couple times happened from being slipped a mickey.

I was told by people around me that I still retained my mental faculties, I was just on autopilot with no memory. The last time this happened I "woke up" behind the wheel of a car. I haven't touched alcohol since.
Oh, I'm glad things got sorted for you. Alcohol can just do strange things to people. There's no hard and fast rule, wer all different.
 

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Fires have become something that are absolutely not tolerated. If it were reported or detected, it would attract immediate attention. I don't think they had a bonfire this year, only in past years.

It's more I'm wondering how much the beach may play a role in these parties and whether a group of people was at the beach instead of the "party location."
In the livestream posted upthread the woman noted that the party site was littered with glow sticks, broken glass and some cans. She also said there were burn spots that she thought were campfires.

That sounds like there was a party in the woods that night. I’m a little surprised that the kids left a mess but that’s kids I suppose.
 

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Since it has been reported that 100-300 people were at this party, there definitely could have been people coming and going throughout the night which may be why no one particularly saw Kiely leave or paid much attention.

Also, cars could have been blocking her usual way out, so she thought of another route that ended up being a fatal decision. JMO.
Perhaps she was familiar with the area and had done this same thing before, but this time for whatever reason she became disoriented.
The piece that doesn't fit to me is that 100 to 300 people were reported to have been there....and reported they were not all locals. And presumably most were drinking, and yet Kiely IS a local, been at the park before, and she's the only one who took a wrong turn and ended up in the water. Intentional foul play...I don't think so, but maybe a laced drink...possible. Intentional murder, I don't think so.
 

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So...a big roaring bonfire would be out, as it would attract attention, but smaller fires seem possible? I also remember "Truckee Jeep woman" (whose name I need to go find...Christine, maybe?) mentioning the burn marks.

The local kids have a lot of outdoor experience, right? What about Dakota fireholes? I've made these before. Chilly night, maybe they wanted to heat some food, take the chill off.

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The piece that doesn't fit to me is that 100 to 300 people were reported to have been there....and reported they were not all locals. And presumably most were drinking, and yet Kiely IS a local, been at the park before, and she's the only one who took a wrong turn and ended up in the water. Intentional foul play...I don't think so, but maybe a laced drink...possible. Intentional murder, I don't think so.
Yes, I think IF, and that is a big IF, there is foul play involved with KR's demise, I suspect from the little we know that it might be an accident shrouded in a negligent homicide kind of thing - severe intoxication bordering on poisoning, a fun driving spree on the beach gone terribly wrong, a driver who offered to drive KR home that put them in the lake, etc.
IMO.
 

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I grew up in a rural mountainous area such as this. We had parties and drove back roads. And sometimes bad things did indeed happen with young teen drivers, both sober and not sober, in the day time and in the night time.

I am guessing she got "turned around", was maybe a bit distracted by alcohol, her phone, etc. Keep in mind reaction times are delayed when drinking and reaction times in new drivers are also delayed. Teen drivers often "assume" things. They aren't defensive drivers yet. They are very poor at judging distances. She could have "assumed" she knew when she was, decreasing time to react. Her vehicle launched into the lake. The rear window was open (not uncommon for air flow/front windows closed due to dust). The vehicle water started filling up pretty fast, the momentum and trapped air floating it out further into the lake, the water poured in one window rolling the vehicle. This water is cold. Shocking to the system. This can also stun/delay reaction time. She got her seat belt off. It was frigid, dark, and the vehicle was oriented upside down, front end sinking first. She didn't have time to get out. It is a tragic misadventure. RIP Kiely.

Is she rolled her vehicle of the road, down an embankment, would we still suspect foul play?
 
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