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Timeline of California teen Kiely Rodni’s disappearance: What we all know

The seek for lacking California teenager, Kiely Rodni continued on Tuesday, as authorities attempt to piece collectively her last moments earlier than she disappeared greater than every week in the past from a campground get together.

Kiely, 16, went lacking on Aug. 6 after attending a celebration close to Prosser Household Campground in Truckee, California.

She was final seen at 12:30 am with greater than 100 folks. She had texted her mother that she was heading house, however hasn’t been seen since. Her 2013 Silver Honda CRV has but to be situated.

Lindsey Rodni-Nieman, middle, Kiely’s mom, listens to legislation enforcement throughout a information convention.
Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee through AP

Right here’s what we find out about her final interactions earlier than she went lacking and the continued seek for her.


Kiely was noticed round six hours earlier than she disappeared at an area enterprise in Truckee, the agricultural California city close to Lake Tahoe the place she lived. Authorities didn’t say what retailer she was in, nevertheless it confirmed her in a black spaghetti strap bodysuit, inexperienced Dickies pants and Black vans.

A couple of hours later, she headed to the get together in Tahoe Nationwide Park, driving there in Honda SUV. Then, at round 11:30, she texted her mother and stated she would depart the get together in about 45 minutes and are available house. 

“I instructed her to be protected and that I cherished her. And he or she stated, ‘OK, mother, I really like you, too,” her mother Lindsay Rodni Nieman instructed ABC Information.

Kiely Rodni at the beach.
Kiely went lacking Aug. 6 after attending a celebration in Truckee, California.
Placer County Sheriff
Kiely Rodni on a hike.
Kiely texted her mom she was heading house shortly earlier than her cellphone was turned off.


Kiely was final seen at round 12:30 a.m. early Saturday morning. Her cellphone pinged close to the campground at 12:33 a.m, after which seemingly turned off.

“The ping for the info factors was close to the water. It’s exhausting to inform a precise pinpoint,” Capt. 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 numerous the reason why these notifications or information factors might be misplaced.”

However Kiely by no means got here house, and that subsequent day her household reported her lacking. Authorities additionally couldn’t discover her Silver Honda CVR with the license plate 8YUR127.

Kiely's SUV.
Kiely drove her Honda SUV with the license plate 8YUR127 to the get together.
Placer County Sheriff
Kiely Rodni car.
Authorities have nonetheless not situated her automotive.


The seek for Kiely started in earnest on Aug 7, as authorities zeroed in on the campground the place she disappeared. Regardless of utilizing helicopters and floor crews, no clues flip up.


The FBI is now concerned within the search and crews searched Lake Prosser, however circumstances make it tough.

Brown stated the lake reaches 57 toes deep and low visibility leaves crews going “into the water blind.”

Authorities concern Kiely may need been kidnapped.


The Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace gives an replace that regardless of a whole bunch of ideas, they’ve discovered no proof of Kiely after her disappearance. To date, the search has logged 4,600 hours from 265 folks.

That very same day, her boyfriend Jagger Westfall revealed he instructed his girlfriend to “be protected” proper earlier than she disappeared, native media reported.

“OK. Be protected. Don’t like, do something silly,” he stated to her in a textual content earlier than she left the get together.

Westfall stated he despatched a follow-up message complaining about his day and Kiely despatched her last textual content to him just a few hours later.

“At 10:30 p.m., she responded to what I used to be saying, and simply stated, ‘Oh, I’m sorry that you just’re going by way of that’,” Westfall stated. “And that was the final time I heard from her.” 

In this image from surveillance video released by the Placer County Sheriff's Office is Kiely Rodni at a local business in Truckee, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2022.
Kiely was noticed round six hours earlier than she disappeared at an area enterprise in Truckee.
Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace through AP
Kiely Rodni
Authorities concern Kiely may need been kidnapped.


The Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace finds footage of Kiely on the get together the evening she disappeared sporting a pink and white sweatshirt with “Odd Future” — the identify of a hip-hop band — emblazoned throughout it.

It wasn’t clear if Kiely was nonetheless sporting the sweatshirt when she went lacking, the sheriff’s workplace stated.

An image of the pink sweater Kiely was wearing at the party.
The evening of the get together, Kiely was sporting a pink and white sweatshirt with “Odd Future.”
Fb/Placer County Sheriff’s

August 15

Police announce they are going to cut back the search however Brown says it should nonetheless proceed.

“We’ve pulled in a ton of sources in direction of that objective and I feel so far we’ve [put] over like 9,000 man hours into looking, which is astronomical,” Brown stated. 

Brown stated the division will pivot to an investigative mode after scouring the realm north of Lake Tahoe from the air, on the bottom and underwater for the lacking teen.


10 days after Kiely goes lacking, authorities nonetheless haven’t any indication of the place she is likely to be. 

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