Lacking California teenager Kiely Rodni was carrying an “Odd Future” sweatshirt at a campground occasion the evening she vanished — as authorities revealed her cellphone final pinged close to a lake.
The 16-year-old has been lacking for greater than per week after she was final seen at an end-of-school occasion close to Prosser Household Campground in Truckee, simply north of Lake Tahoe, within the early hours of Aug. 6.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace stated Sunday that they’d discovered footage of Rodni early on on the occasion carrying a pink and white sweatshirt with “Odd Future” — the identify of a hip-hop band — emblazoned throughout it.
It wasn’t clear if Rodni was nonetheless carrying the sweatshirt when she went lacking, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
Authorities revealed final week that Rodni had additionally borrowed one other hoodie on the occasion — with the Lana Del Ray lyrics, “You don’t need to be forgotten, you simply need to disappear” scrawled throughout it.
Because the frantic seek for the teenager entered its second week, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Workplace, who’s helping within the search, stated Rodni’s cellphone final pinged at about 12.30 a.m. on Aug 6. close to Prosser Lake — a artifical reservoir that surrounds the campground.
“The ping for the info factors was close to the water. It’s onerous to inform a precise pinpoint,” Captain Sam Brown stated at a press convention Saturday.
“Simply because it was final pinged there, that doesn’t imply that’s the place the cellphone stopped pinging,” Brown continued. “There’s plenty of the reason why these notifications or information factors may very well be misplaced.”
Rodni’s mother, Lindsey Rodni-Nieman, had revealed final week that her daughter despatched her a textual content late on Aug. 5 saying she was leaving the occasion in 45 minutes and was coming “straight house.”
Search crews have been scouring the lake for days as a part of the widespread seek for the lacking teen.
Brown stated the deepest a part of the lake is about 57 toes and visibility is low, including that search crews are nearly going “into the water blind.”
“When you begin maneuvering the bottom, it’s like going by means of mud. These are robust operations,” he stated.
Rodni was final seen on the campground between 12.30 a.m. and 1 a.m., in line with authorities.
They’re treating her disappearance as a possible abduction as a result of the automotive she was driving — a silver 2013 Honda CRV — hasn’t been discovered.
Her cellphone has additionally been out of service because the occasion.
Authorities have to date acquired greater than 1,200 ideas within the case, together with one lead that was a lifeless finish over the weekend.
Crews spent Saturday digging at a “burial web site” primarily based on one tip, however solely ended up discovering the stays of a canine.
“It was positioned by a search-and-rescue floor workforce,” Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace public info officer, Angela Musallam, stated of the burial web site. “Kiely’s household was notified of the potential growth.”
“The FBI responded to safe the scene yesterday and was accompanied by the Placer and Nevada county sheriff’s places of work. The FBI brokers investigated the positioning by means of early this morning and recovered the stays of a canine,” she added.