COPS says they are in possession of full autopsy results following the death of 16-year-old Kiely Rodni but may not release them for another two months due to their ongoing investigation.
The US Sun officially requested details of the cause of death from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office after Kiely’s body was found in the back of her submerged car in Prosser Creek Reservoir last month.
The teenager disappeared around 12:30 am on August 6 near the Prosser family’s campground in Truckee, California, after a wild party attended by about 300 young people.
Authorities such as the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI invested thousands of man-hours searching for Kiely, but were unable to find her until volunteer divers traveled to the area to help.
Her family is eagerly awaiting the results of her autopsy and toxicology tests, but it could be months before they are released as divers speculate whether or not her death was accidental.
In a statement, police told The US Sun: “The [Nevada County] The sheriff’s office has a record of your request.
“However, it should be noted [that] The investigation is ongoing and is currently considered ongoing.
“Once the investigation is complete, [the] Release is subject to any privileges and/or exceptions that may apply.
“We anticipate that the investigation, review and editing processes will be completed by November 1, 2022.”
They added that if the recordings are still not available in two months, they will notify the media of a new date when they could be released.
The US Sun reached out to Kiely’s family regarding the results and the teenager’s funeral after it was revealed a local life celebration will be held on September 10.
Linda Luchetti, who has spoken on behalf of Kiely’s family, said: “No news on cause of death, funeral, body [being released]toxicology, etc.”
She added, “All of that will come from the sheriff’s department and the coroner when they’re ready I think.”
Authorities have yet to confirm or deny whether they suspect foul play and have not responded to further questions.
On August 21, volunteer dive team Adventures with Purpose claimed in a Facebook post that they found Kiely’s car submerged in an area of Prosser Creek Reservoir.
Authorities insisted they had already searched that area of the water, but the team of experts had the latest technology and better skills and were able to locate them within hours.
It was later revealed that Kiely’s body was in the back of her vehicle, and a video showing the discovery of her silver 2013 Honda CR-V has since been shared on YouTube.
The Oregon team of six speculated if during footage released this month, titled ‘How We FOUND Kiely Rodni: MURDER or ACCIDENT?’ foul play was involved or not.
“She’s in the back of the vehicle,” says diver Nick Rinn in the emotional video after the team used sonar technology to locate their car underwater.
“She’s not in the driver’s seat. That looks suspicious to me. The vehicle is upside down, some of the – a window is half down. A window is all the way down.”
Many who have followed the case have suspected someone else may have been involved, but police have yet to confirm she spoke to someone else who they believe may be connected.
A comment on the video on YouTube reads: “I’m glad there are people like you trying to untie families and bring closure.
“I feel for Nick as I see his haunted eyes as he returns to the surface.
“I know a lot of people suspect foul play and I think that’s right. She should have been able to get out through one side.”
They added, “I hope they find the person(s) who could have done this.”
Her family, who runs the Lost Trial Lodge in Truckee, also posted a touching tribute along with sweet photos on their business Instagram account on Monday.
It read: “My sweet sweet girl. My love. My heart. An ocean of sorrow that I will weep, tear by tear, for the rest of my life. Or how long it takes to cry an ocean.
“Our fierce, brilliant muse. A ballad of joyful melody and sad harmony. No sound will ever so sweetly sit in our ears, no text will ever dance so gracefully off our tongue. Her song was a song we know by heart her very own life.
“Our very best memory. Silly games and passionate arguments. Tears and laughter, mistakes and honor. She will not pass away, for her brother, mother, two fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends will continue to sing her song to each dawning day.”
The grieving family said goodbye: “Good night, dear child. Sleep well.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6156289/kiely-rodni-cause-of-death-autopsy-delay/ Kiely Rodni’s autopsy results have been delayed by two months after a diver who found the body of a teenager in the car claimed it was “suspicious”.