Missing teenager Kiely Rodni is said to have told her best friend she loves her – just before she was allegedly kidnapped from a graduation party.
Rodni, 16, was last seen around 12:30 a.m. on August 6 near the Prosser family’s campground in Truckee, California.
A frantic search was launched and the Placer County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance footage of the teen taken about six hours before she disappeared.
Rodni wore a black spaghetti strap bodysuit, green Dickies pants with a black grommet belt and black Vans.
Samantha Smith, 18, told The Independent Rodni called her at 12:36 am.
She said: “We said, ‘Love you, good night. Come home safely’ and that was the last we heard from her.”
Smith revealed that she arrived at the party around 9pm on Friday and Rodni showed up an hour later.
She said they were “pretty glued together” as the party unfolded.
The girls went to Rodnis Honda’s place to charge their phones around 11pm that night.
Smith admitted she allowed her friend to drive her home, but changed her mind as Rodni was reportedly “unfit to drive”.
Smith also told The Sun that there were “patchy, older guys” at the party.
She said: “Now we know there were a lot of college guys. teenagers come out [with information] in our teen-to-teen talks.
“There were a lot of sketchy, older guys that were seen there.
“It was exactly like when I left, when we last had contact.”
Marika Beck, who is friends with Rodni’s mother Lindsey, fears she has been trafficked.
She claimed men showed up around the time Rodni was last seen.
Lindsey admitted the teen’s family was “scared.”
In a heartbreaking clip, she said: “We are so scared and we miss her so much and we love her so much. And Kiely, we love you and if you see this, please just come home.
“I want nothing more than to hug you.”
Desperately asking for information, Lindsey added: And if anyone out there, if you know where she is, if you know anything about where she might be, if you have any ideas or thoughts, please come forward and share she with.
Lindsey said, “We don’t want to arrest anyone or get anyone in trouble, we just want to see our daughter home.”
Police believe Rodni was abducted as her cell phone has lost signal since she left the Prosser family’s campsite.
Officials said the device had become “virtually untraceable.”
And the teenager’s silver car was never found.
Angella Musallam, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office public information officer, said, “We are only treating this case as a kidnapping because we have not yet located her vehicle.”
She vowed, “We have no intention of leaving anything untried until we bring Kiely home.”
Search efforts intensified Tuesday as divers searched a 90-foot dam at Prosser Creek Reservoir — an hour from Lake Tahoe.
Police officers set up a forensic tent near the campsite and a small submarine with a camera was deployed.
Dozens of volunteers also joined the search effort.
Rodni is described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 115 pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes.
The teenager also has numerous piercings and a nose ring.
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