Following a campsite party in northern California near Truckee, 16-year-old Kiely Rodni vanished, leaving friends, family, and law enforcement frantic to find her. A $50,000 reward is being offered along with an anonymous tip line in an effort to locate Kiely Rodney.
When Kiely gained permission from her mother, Lindsey Nieman, to attend a party at the Prosser Campground, Kiely texted her mother to ask if her curfew might be extended to 12:30 a.m.
Following a rowdy end-of-school party, Kiely, 16, disappeared early on Saturday at 12.30am near the Prosser Family Campground in Truckee, California.
Popular YouTuber iCkEdMeL, who has 133k subscribers and has been covering the teen’s abduction, claims to have received an email from a tipper whose relatives attended the party.
In a phone call that was the subject of a recent episode, tipper Ronnie Jones revealed to him that he has two cousins who attend Sierra College and who were attending the party they had heard about.
They also brought along a few other pals, but they were older men—around 27 or 28 years old—and there were many more older men in attendance.
“So I asked them if they knew her, and they said they saw her there and they didn’t think anything of it; she was just like, you know, laughing, moving from group to group, talking.
“But she was talking to I guess a bunch of people, she was just walking around talking to everybody. And they said at the party a lot of people were doing shrooms, cocaine, drinking and all that.
“And I was like yeah but that’s kind of normal around here though. I wasn’t really surprised about that.
“I asked them, I said did you see anything weird going on, was anyone looking at her funny? But they were like ‘No, everyone was just chill, but everyone was kind of messed up, and so was she.’
“I asked, well how drunk was she? And they said, well, she was stumbling around, she wasn’t walking around like, ‘Oh I’m tipsy, I’m cool’. She was pretty drunk. If she had been driving around she would have been swerving easily.
“There was no way she could have drove.
“That was basically all I knew from that, and then they told me there was some other stuff but they can’t really talk about that, that’s basically all that they knew. She was really drunk and there was tons of drugs, not just drinking. They were doing blow [cocaine] openly.
“And it wasn’t just a teen party, there were a lot of adults there, mid 20s, dudes who were way older there than 16.”
Ronnie claimed his family didn’t see her leave, and left the party around 10.30/11pm, while Kiely continued to party until gone 12.30am Saturday morning, which was attended by up to 300 people.
“They told me they didn’t see her wearing a sweatshirt at that time, she was wearing the bodysuit, same outfit, but they didn’t see her wearing on sweatshirt.
“When kids go out there, I’ve been out there, they don’t go out there with the drugs, they don’t go out there with the shrooms, they usually bring the alcohol.
“The dudes who come out there, the older guys, they have the shrooms and the cocaine. And then the kids go hang out with that group, the older dudes, because they’re giving them the blow, and hooking them up with stuff they can’t really afford because they don’t really have the money of it, cocaine is pretty expensive.
“Most of the guys, they always wanna give it to the girls, they give them free lines, but then they want you to kick it with them, like, ‘Hey, come do a line with me, come do a line with me’. That’s how it goes, that’s how those parties are.
“There’s no telling what could have happened. But I do know she was messed up, that’s a fact. So if they tried to word it nicely … no, she was sh**faced.
“I can’t say for sure she participated [in substances] but that’s what was there for a fact.”