Body found in search of missing 16-year-old Kiely Rodni

Body found in search of missing 16-year-old Kiely Rodni

Body discovered in lake where Kiely Rodni went missing

Body discovered in lake where Kiely Rodni went missing


A volunteer dive group says it found a body while searching for missing California teen Kiely Rodni, who was last seen at a massive high school farewell party in Truckee, northeast of Sacramento, on August 6. Law enforcement has not confirmed the finding.

“We have found Kiely Rodni’s vehicle and have confirmed that there were remains inside,” Doug Bishop of Adventures with Purpose said in a live stream on Monday. He said that their team started their search for Rodni at Prosser Creek reservoir on Sunday at 10:40 a.m. local time. They placed two sonar boats in the water, and by 11:15 a.m., they detected Rodni’s car 55 feet offshore.

In a Facebook post, they had said the car was submerged in 14 feet of water. The license plate on the car matches the number that was previously released by police to help identify Rodni’s vehicle, a silver 2013 Honda CRV.

Video footage displayed during the dive team’s live stream shows Rodni’s vehicle, including the license plate, underwater. Once they confirmed it was her vehicle, Bishop said the team contacted authorities and Rodni’s family.

WE JUST FOUND KIELY RODNI… 🙏🏻😭 ==== Car is upside down in only 14′ of water. We have CONFIRMED Kiely is inside….

Posted by Adventures With Purpose on Sunday, August 21, 2022

Law enforcement has not yet confirmed the group’s findings, saying that the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Sheriff’s Office and FBI are still investigating. Authorities are hosting their own press conference at 2 p.m. ET.

On Sunday, police said they had several detectives and investigators across multiple agencies assigned to the case and that they have reviewed more than 1,800 tips related to Rodni’s disappearance. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team had conducted an underwater search last Thursday, but officials said they didn’t locate her or her car at that time.

Adventures with Purpose said it would assist in Rodni’s case on August 15. The dive team typically takes on cold cases, not active investigations.

The volunteer, group, which has more than 2.4 million subscribers on YouTube, says it has helped solve 23 missing person cold cases since 2019.

Earlier this year, they found the body and car of Pennsylvania man James Amabile 24 feet underwater. Amabile went missing in December 2003 after he called a babysitter to say he was running late in picking up his two daughters.

Li Cohen

Li Cohen is a social media producer and trending reporter for CBS News, focusing on social justice issues.