The boyfriend of Kiely, missing for a week in California, recounted the last moments shared with the teenager before she disappeared.
It’s been almost a week since Kiely Rodni disappeared. The 16-year-old was at a party at a campground in Placer County, California when she vanished overnight from Friday to Saturday. Her boyfriend, Jagger Westfall, told Fox40 the last words exchanged with the young girl. “Be careful, don’t do anything silly,” he told her in a message before she disappeared. He sent her a final text complaining about her day, to which she replied at around 10:30 p.m., “I’m sorry you’re going through this.” Two hours later, she disappeared. “I don’t know where she is. We have no leads. But I’m sure she’s alive and well. I’m sure we’ll get her home alive.”
Asked by ABC News, the mother of the teenager also revealed on Tuesday the last messages she exchanged with her daughter, just before her disappearance. She said she last spoke to him about 45 minutes before Kiely left the party to go “straight home.” “I told him to be careful and that I love him. And she said, “ok mum, I love you too”. But she never made it home,” Lindsey Rodni-Nieman said. According to the first elements of the investigation, the girl’s phone went off a few moments after this final conversation, “and it became untraceable”, said agent Angela Musallam, of the county sheriff’s office. move. Kiely’s vehicle, a silver 2013 Honda CRV, also disappeared from the campground where the party was taking place. Authorities have not said whether they suspect foul play in the disappearance. In a statement to KTXL, the sheriff’s office said, “We are treating her disappearance as a kidnapping because we have not yet located her vehicle.”
“We urge everyone not to share unfounded information”
For a week, the mobilization has been great to try to find her. On social media, several celebrities shared the call for police witnesses, including Reese Witherspoon and Michelle Pfeiffer. But the media coverage of the case also caused its share of rumours. Kiely’s mother ranted at internet investigators. “I stay away from social media. And I told these poor kids (those present at the party, editor’s note) to also stay away from social networks because they receive lots of messages from people who argue under their publications, and who accuse them of terrible things . None of this helps us,” she said. A spokesperson for the family, also reacted to the rumors, in the “Sun”: “We urge everyone not to share unfounded information, which could then circulate on social networks. The family and law enforcement are focused on finding Kiely and won’t let that dampen their motivation.”
According to the ‘Sun’, the rumors started after police learned that men in their late 20s were giving away free drugs, including mushrooms and cocaine, to people at the party where Kiely was spotted. for the last time. In addition, authorities said on Tuesday that they had recovered CCTV footage showing the teenager on the Friday evening of her disappearance, around 6:30 p.m., in a shop in Truckee, where the party was taking place. The images have been released, in particular by the FBI, but do not, however, provide new leads for research. “So far, nothing allows us to go back to Kiely,” said agent Angela Musallam at a press conference.
This photo was recently taken of Kiely before she went missing. Please look at the necklaces she is wearing. We ask anyone who has/may have seen her necklaces to please call our tip line (530) 581-6320 Option 7, or email our tip portal [email protected] pic.twitter.com/uTVZOEKmL2
— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) August 11, 2022
A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the girl’s safe return. Authorities said she was last seen wearing a black bodysuit, green pants with a black belt and black Vans shoes. She was also in possession of a black Lana Del Ray sweatshirt. Authorities released an image of the sweatshirt to again alert the public. Another image was released Thursday by the sheriff’s office. “This photo was taken recently before she disappeared. Please look at the necklaces she wears. We ask anyone who has/may have seen their collars to call our or email our portal,” it read.
We are sharing additional photos detectives have received that we believe may be beneficial to our investigation into Kiely’s disappearance. Please click here for details: https://t.co/GeouJZ3N8O #PCSO #FindKiely pic.twitter.com/qdEUF4PNvf
— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) August 10, 2022