Authorities have announced that a vehicle discovered by YouTubers Adventures With Purpose contains the body of the missing teenager, Kiely Rodni.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Police confirmed that Kiely Rodni’s body was in a reservoir.
Nevada County law enforcement agencies recently issued a statement regarding the disappearance of California teenager Kiely Rodni.
They confirmed that Rodni’s body was recovered from a submerged vehicle in Prosser Lake over the weekend.
Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Update people on the incident.
They wrote, ‘The Nevada County Sheriff’s Coroner identified the fatality as Truckee’s 16-year-old Kiely Rodni.’
They also ‘placer County Sheriff’s Office and Nevada County Sheriff’s Office are communicating with Kiely’s family. We express our deepest condolences to them in these very difficult times.’
The announcement comes after professional diving team Adventures With Purpose discovered a sunken vehicle in the Prosser Creek reservoir near Truckee.
The Volunteer Group is a popular search and rescue diving team that helps families find missing loved ones.
Nevada County Sheriff Captain Sam Brown said the car had overturned and was nearly 14 feet below the surface of the lake.
He also added that police had previously searched the reservoir and put more than ‘15,000 man-hours’ into the investigation.
Find out more about the disappearance and eventual death of Kiely Rodni
It appears that Kiely Rodni disappeared from Prosser’s campsite party on August 16th, about three weeks ago. The party was held to celebrate her high school graduation and was attended by over 100 guests.
Rodni’s last text message to his mother was around 12:30 AM.
Meanwhile, Rodney’s family said in a statement Monday they thanked everyone for their support during the search.
They say, ‘We have weathered a storm of unfathomable strength, and it is only because of the armies of warriors, mothers, healers and helpers that sustain us that we are standing today.’
The statement also said, ‘As we embrace this sorrow cast under the shadow of death, the rising sun sheds light upon us, reminding us not to mourn our loss but to celebrate the spirit of Kiely and the gift we all have received to know her. . Even if we don’t get her back, Kiely will definitely be with us.’
Despite this, the sheriff’s office has yet to reveal the cause of Rodney’s death. They claimed that an investigation was still ongoing.