Investigators are scaling again the seek for lacking teenager Kiely Rodni as 11 days have handed since she was final seen at a campground occasion in Truckee, California – and there’s nonetheless no signal of the 16-year-old or her lacking automotive.
Captain Sam Brown of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office introduced in a press convention on Monday that the search is now shifting right into a “limited” part.
“We are moving into a more limited but continuous search and rescue effort, we’ve pulled in a tonne of resources towards that goal and to date we’ve had over 9,000 man hours into searching, which is pretty astronomical,” he mentioned.
“Our biggest problem is where do we go and how do we keep sustaining this. We do have some plans that have continued… but we are going to have to switch modes and kind of focus on the investigative end and try to figure out where we do we go from there?”
Captain Brown mentioned he nonetheless needs “all eyes and ears” out in search of Kiely and urged that hunters needs to be looking out for indicators of the lacking teen as looking season will get beneath means quickly.
“We still want all eyes and ears out there. We are coming into hunting season. We’re hoping to have eyes out all over the place and we’re going to continue to put an effort in as a unified command,” he mentioned.
“Obviously our search for Kiely continues and and we’ll try to do the best we can to keep things moving in a positive way and attempt to find some clues and an idea of where we need to get to.”
Over 200 legislation enforcement personnel have been nonetheless on the case as of Monday with search and rescue groups persevering with to comb the realm by air and land.
Search efforts by water appeared to have been scaled again with no dive groups that day – regardless of officers revealing that Kiely’s cellphone final pinged near an unlimited lake across the campground.
The 16-year-old was final seen between 12.30am and 1am on Saturday 6 August at a celebration of 200 to 300 youngsters and younger adults on the Prosser Family Campground.
On Sunday, officers revealed that the final identified location from Kiely’s cellphone was at round 12.30am near Prosser Lake – the constructed reservoir that goes across the campground.
Captain Brown mentioned that it’s troublesome to get an “exact pinpoint” for the cellphone location knowledge and that it is usually doable that the cellphone did proceed to ping after that point.
“The ping for the data points was near the water. It’s hard to tell an exact pinpoint,” he mentioned.
“Just because it was last pinged there, that doesn’t mean that’s where the phone stopped pinging. There’s lots of reasons why those notifications or data points could be lost.”
Divers searched the lake for any indicators of the lacking 16-year-old however discovered nothing.
However, the search is difficult by the water’s depth of as much as 57 toes and poor visibility, admitted Captain Brown.
“A diving operation like that is almost like you’re going into the water blind, and you’re basically searching with hands,” he mentioned.
“Because once you start maneuvering the ground, it’s like going through mud. These are tough operations.”
Investigators shared a brand new picture of Kiely’s automobile on Monday, detailing hat it has a ram sticker beneath the rear wiper blade and Californian license plate quantity 8YUR127. Members of the general public are urged to contact authorities in the event that they spot a 2013 Honda CR-V with that very same sticker.
The teenager’s mom Lindsey Rodni-Nieman advised The Independent final week that her daughter despatched her a last textual content message at 11.30pm saying that she could be leaving the occasion in round 45 minutes. The drive house takes round 25-Half-hour.
“She said she’d be leaving at 12.15 and was going to start heading home,” mentioned Ms Rodni-Nieman.
That was the final time she heard from her daughter. She woke the following morning and realised that Kiely had by no means returned house.
Ms Rodni-Nieman mentioned it might be odd for her daughter to let her cellphone go lifeless, including that she all the time retains a charger in her automotive.
Kiely’s buddy Samantha Smith advised The Independent that she final spoke to Kiely on the cellphone at round 12.30am. She had been planning to get a journey house from the occasion with Kiely however there was a change in plans as a result of she mentioned Kiely had been ingesting and so was not ready to drive.
Instead, the 2 buddies advised one another “love you, good night, get home safe,” she mentioned.
Despite greater than 1,100 suggestions despatched in by the general public, investigators have nonetheless been unable to piece collectively any of Kiely’s actions after round 12.30am that day.
One idea being explored is that she has been kidnapped, as her automotive – a silver 2013 Honda CRV – can be lacking.
Anyone with info relating to the case is requested to name the Placer County Sheriff’s Office at 530-581-6320, and select choice 7. Tips will also be emailed to [email protected] and recordsdata, together with pictures, might be uploaded to the Placer Sheriff’s Office right here.