Lindsey Rodni-Nieman bought a textual content late Friday night time from her teenage daughter, saying she was planning to go away a celebration in about 45 minutes and can be coming “straight dwelling.”
“I informed her to be secure and that I cherished her. And she or he stated, ‘OK, mother, I really like you, too,'” Rodni-Nieman recalled in an interview with ABC Information on Monday. “She by no means got here dwelling.”
Kiely Rodni, 16, was final seen early Saturday round 12:30 a.m. native time close to the Prosser Household Campground within the small, Northern California city of Truckee, some 20 miles north of Lake Tahoe. She was at a celebration with upwards of 300 folks when she vanished alongside along with her automobile, a silver 2013 Honda CRV with California license plates, in line with the Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Her cellphone has been out of service since then, in line with the Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace, which is main the continued investigation and search.
“Her cellphone went useless and have become just about untraceable shortly after,” Angela Musallam, public info officer for the Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace, informed ABC Information throughout an interview Monday.
When Rodni’s mom awoke that morning to search out her daughter nonetheless not dwelling and her automobile lacking from their driveway, panic started to set in.
“I referred to as her and despatched her texts, too, and she or he did not reply,” Rodni-Nieman stated. “That is once I knew one thing was incorrect.”
She stated she would not imagine her daughter ran away as a result of all her garments and belongings are nonetheless at dwelling, and “it was already so out of character” for her to not name or textual content again.
Rodni’s pal, Sami Smith, stated she was the final individual to talk along with her on the social gathering early Saturday.
“She was having a enjoyable time at a celebration, simply being a youngster,” Smith informed ABC Information throughout an interview Monday. “The whole lot she drank, I drank out of, and there was nothing that appeared off about her.”
“I by no means anticipated this to occur ever,” she added. “No one on this city did.”
With no hint of Rodni or her automobile, detectives usually are not ruling out a doable abduction, Musallam had stated. Although, “proper now we haven’t any proof that helps an abduction,” Placer County Sgt. Scott Alford informed reporters throughout a briefing Tuesday.
“We’re contemplating every little thing,” he stated. “This can be a lacking individual’s case, it is a search-and-rescue effort.”
The Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace has urged anybody who noticed her that night time to return ahead, and to this point investigators have obtained over 200 suggestions, Alford stated Tuesday.
Different native, state and federal companies, together with the Truckee Police Division, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Workplace, the California Freeway Patrol and the FBI, are aiding the Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace within the investigation, in line with Musallam.
On Tuesday, helicopters from the California Freeway Patrol and the Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace continued to conduct aerial searches for the teenager and her automobile.
Authorities, in addition to Rodni’s household, are urging anybody who attended the social gathering to cooperate with the investigation. Particularly, investigators are asking for any pictures or movies from that night time to assist them piece collectively a timeline. A $50,000 reward is being provided for info that results in Rodni’s secure return.
“We’re simply begging, begging so that you can please come ahead and share your story,” Rodni-Nieman stated.
Anybody with details about Rodni or her whereabouts can name the Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace’s tip line at 530-581-6320 and choose possibility seven. Callers can stay nameless.
ABC Information’ Meredith Deliso contributed to this report.