Dog the Bounty Hunter has announced he is ready to help find missing teenager Kiely Rodni as the case receives a chilling update from law enforcement.
The 16-year-old went missing on August 6 after attending a graduation ceremony in Northern California.
So far, leads have been uncovered of a couple who disappeared on the same day as Rodni and the arrest of a sex offender.
It was also previously reported by The US Sun that the graduation ceremony was crashed by elderly men distributing illegal drugs.
Rodni was with 200 to 300 other people at the party near the Prosser family’s campground in the town of Truckee, California, about 100 miles northeast of San Francisco.
She also took precautions when going out late, texting her mother around midnight that she was on her way home and calling a friend.
However, investigators are becoming increasingly concerned and frustrated because the other teenagers who were at the party reportedly don’t want to speak to them, according to Crime Online.
Dog the Bounty Hunter, aka Duane Chapman, who received a lot of backlash during his investigations into the Gabby Petito case, is willing to help more, according to the New York Post.
However, his rep told TMZ that he is holding off until told by family or law enforcement to go further.
Apparently, Dog has been given tips on what happened to Rodni or where she might be, but he confirmed on his Instagram that he “stays ready when duty calls”.
Law enforcement needs other witnesses at the party to help with the investigation.
Angela Musallam, the publicity officer for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, said no one spoke to them.
“People don’t talk to us,” she told the New York Post.
Musallam believes the teenagers are not speaking because they fear for their future in college.
“A lot of people in the party may be in college or about to start college and they’re afraid if they say something they’ll ruin their future,” she said.
Of course, it’s not uncommon for teen parties of any kind to involve illegal drinking or drugs – but local law enforcement have said they won’t be charging them.
“While we do not condone this illegal activity, for the purposes of this search and investigation, it is not our priority. We don’t want to jail partygoers for underage drug or alcohol use – we want to find Kiely,” Musallam said.
According to Lt. Joshua Barnhart of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, there was an “isolated incident” in which the parents of Rodni’s fellow celebrationrs told their children to keep quiet.
One of the only things the police have to work with right now are photos of Rodni at the party confirming that she was in fact there.
Other than that, no one will come forward to say they saw her leave.
Musallam expressed frustration that local citizens are withholding information that could help them find Rodni.
“We ask people who know something, do you want this to weigh on your conscience?” she told the New York Post.
“You’re going to have to live with the rest of your life knowing that a family won’t have closure on where their daughter is.”
Detectives reportedly don’t even have a theory as to where Rodni might have gone with her car, a silver 2013 Honda CR-V, which is still missing along with her.
The investigation is ongoing and Musallam is asking people to provide answers.
“Just tell us what you know. Your family has suffered enough.”
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