Several new photos in Kiely Rodni disappearance released

Several new photos in Kiely Rodni disappearance released

A surveillance image captured the day Kiely Rodni disappeared in Tahoe has been released by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Kiely, who is 16, was last seen between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. on August 6, near the Prosser Family Campground, about 10 minutes north of Truckee. According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, she was attending a party “of more than 100 juveniles and young adults.” Her vehicle, a silver 2013 Honda CRV, is also missing, and her phone has been out of service since she disappeared. The sheriff’s office and FBI are treating the case as a possible abduction because Kiely’s vehicle is still missing.

Several new photos have been shared by the sheriff’s office over the last day. On Tuesday evening, the sheriff’s office released a still caught by surveillance cameras at an unnamed local Truckee business. Detectives found the footage after contacting businesses in the area.

Kiely is seen wearing a black bodysuit and dark green Dickies pants. The image was captured at 6:08 p.m. on August 5, a few hours before she headed to the campground party.

Kiely Rodni was caught on surveillance footage at a Truckee business on Aug. 5, 2022, shortly before she attended the party from which she went missing.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office/Handout

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, the sheriff’s office disseminated two new images: one of a hoodie Kiely is believed to have borrowed at the party and another of her missing vehicle. In a strange coincidence, the front of the black hoodie has a few lines of poetry from singer Lana del Rey. It reads: “You don’t want to be forgotten. You want to disappear.”

“We don’t know whether Kiely was wearing that hoodie when she disappeared, but we believe it was still in her possession,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Kiely Rodni was loaned this hoodie by someone at the Prosser campground party, sheriff's deputies say.

Kiely Rodni was loaned this hoodie by someone at the Prosser campground party, sheriff’s deputies say.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office/Handout

The photo of Kiely’s Honda CRV was taken over the winter when it was snowy:

A photo of Kiely Rodni's 2013 silver Honda CRV with the California license plate 8YUR127.

A photo of Kiely Rodni’s 2013 silver Honda CRV with the California license plate 8YUR127.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office/Handout

There are conflicting accounts of Kiely’s plans for the evening. According to one friend who attended the Prosser party, Kiely intended to spend the night at the campground, along with many other attendees. But Kiely’s mother Lindsey Rodni-Nieman said she received a text from Kiely saying she would be “straight home” in about 45 minutes.

“I told her to be safe and that I loved her. And she said, ‘OK, mom, I love you, too,'” Rodni-Nieman told ABC News. “She never came home.”

Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the region looking for any sign of Kiely, with volunteers meeting each morning at the Truckee community rec center to coordinate efforts. A helicopter has been deployed for aerial sweeps along the I-80 corridor between Donner Summit and the Nevada border, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, marine units from three local sheriff’s offices conducted water searches at Prosser Creek Reservoir.

“The only lead they have is Kiely’s last known location before she went missing,” the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Wednesday morning.

Kiely Rodni, 16, was last seen in Truckee on Aug. 6, 2022. 

Kiely Rodni, 16, was last seen in Truckee on Aug. 6, 2022. 

Placer County Sheriff’s Office/Handout

Kiely is 5-foot-7 and 115 pounds and has blonde hair, hazel eyes and a nose ring. She has multiple piercings and a tattoo of the number 17 on her ribs. Her silver Honda CRV has the California license plate 8YUR127. Kiely’s family runs the Lost Trail Lodge in Truckee, about a 12-mile drive from the Prosser campground.

Anyone with information regarding Kiely’s disappearance is asked to immediately contact the Placer County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 530-581-6320, option 7. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be sent to The sheriff’s office says it’s received about 300 tips so far. 

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