Friends, family and authorities try to locate 16-year-old Kiely Rodni after she disappeared after a camping party in Northern California.
Kiely was at the Prosser Family Campground Friday night and was last seen around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.
“We are currently treating her disappearance as a kidnapping because we have not been able to locate her vehicle,” sheriff spokesman Angela Musallam said.
Officials are looking for Kiely’s silver 2013 Honda CRV and say her phone has been out of service since the party. Kiely is white, 5’7” and about 118 pounds. She has blond hair, brown eyes and a nose ring. Kiely was last seen wearing a black tank top and Dickies pants.
There were 200-300 young people at the party, which was in a wooded area, Musallam said at a press conference on Tuesday, and “someone knows something”.
“We beg, we urge everyone who was at that party to come forward,” she said.
Kiely’s loved ones wonder how no one saw the teen leave, DailyExpertNews affiliate KCRA reported.
“I can not believe it. There must have been one person – there were people in cars, there were people around everywhere,” Kiely’s friend Sammi Smith told KCRA.
The site is approximately 27 miles north of Lake Tahoe and 56 miles from Reno, Nevada.
About 150 law enforcement officers, including the FBI, search and rescue, dogs and more than 100 volunteers comb the area where Rodni was last seen.
“There is no evidence to support kidnapping, but we are not ruling out anything,” Placer County Sheriff Troy Sander said Tuesday. “We are not ruling out anything. This is a missing persons case, a search and rescue case.”
On Monday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office flew a search helicopter over the area.
“Despite the many resources we have used, Kiely and her vehicle are still missing,” the sheriff’s office said. “We are currently coordinating with the California Highway Patrol, Truckee Police, FBI and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office as we continue our search for Kiely.”
Kiely’s mother, Lindsey Rodni-Nieman, said the wait was grueling.
“My head is all over the place and I’m terrified. Bad thoughts are very strong and hard to keep at bay,” Rodni-Nieman told KCRA. “But I’m trying to keep hope, you know, that we’ll find her, that she’ll come home.”
Friends and family have set up a website, FindKiely.com, to help with the search. And a GoFundMe account has been created to deposit a reward for information leading to Kiely’s safe return.