Los Angeles Times
Teen girl still missing after weekend party
Authorities are searching for a 16-year-old girl who went missing over the weekend after she was seen at a party attended by more than 100 people in Truckee, Calif., according to the Placer County Sheriff ’s Office.
Kiely Rodni was last seen at a party near the Prosser Family Campground on Saturday at around 12:30 a.m., authorities said. Her vehicle — a silver 2013 Honda CRV with California license plate 8YUR127 — is also missing. Her phone hasn’t been in service since the party.
Authorities haven’t been able to locate her car and are treating the case as an abduction, according to Angela Musallam, a Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.
Kiely’s mother gave an impassioned plea for the public to help find her daughter.
“We just want her home, we’re so scared, we miss her so much,” Lindsey RodniNieman said in a Sheriff’s Office Facebook post. “And Kiely, we love you so much and if you’re seeing this, please just come home. I want nothing more than to hug you.”
Kiely is white, around 5 feet 7 and 115 pounds with blond hair and hazel eyes, according to authorities. She was last seen wearing a black tank top, Dickies pants and piercings and jewelry including a nose ring.
Placer County detectives are using a helicopter to help the Nevada County Sheriff ’s Office in the search, according to authorities. Air operations crew are flying over Interstate 80 between Donner Summit and the Nevada state line.
Authorities had received more than 200 tips as of Tuesday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office said at a news conference.
“We want to leave no stone unturned until we bring Kiely home to her family,” Musallam said at the conference, urging anyone who was at the party with Kiely to come forward with information.
Local law enforcement is also working with the FBI. An Amber Alert hasn’t been sent out, but authorities said they’ve sent bulletins to nationwide resources and local law agencies.
Anyone with information on Kiely’s location has been urged to contact the Placer County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 886-5375.
Kiely’s family and friends have set up a website to help the search.
A $50,000 reward, raised from friends, family and a GoFundMe page, is also being offered for any information that leads to finding Kiely.