Missing Teen Kiely Rodni Reportedly Found In Car Underwater By YouTube Dive Team

The 16-year-old disappeared on August 6th, near Truckee, CA, after a late night of partying with friends.

BYHayley Hynes
Missing Teen Kiely Rodni Reportedly Found In Car Underwater By YouTube Dive Team

Earlier this month, California teen Kiely Rodni was declared missing after she mysteriously disappeared from Truckee following a night of partying with other young friends in the Lake Tahoe region. As TMZ notes, there were no traces left behind, and the 16-year-old has remained unaccounted for since.

While Dog the Bounty Hunter confirmed that he was receiving several tips about the young girl's whereabouts, he was reluctant to jump in due to the backlash he faced amid his search for Gabby Petito last year. 

Thankfully, another group of YouTubers, known as Adventures with Purpose, pledged that they would assist in the hunt for Rodni just a few days ago, and according to their social media pages, they make have located her – although it doesn't sound as though she's alive.

"WE JUST FOUND KIELY RODNI," a post on AWP's Facebook page declared earlier on Sunday (August 21). The creators noted that the 16-year-old is confirmed to be located inside a vehicle that's been submerged upside down in approximately 14 feet of water for an indeterminate amount of time.

An exact discovery location has yet to be unveiled, though some are saying it might have been in Prosser Lake. It remains unclear how Rodni ended up in the car that was ultimately submerged into the lake, or if foul play is suspected.

Tap back in with HNHH later for any future updates on Kiely Rodni's mysterious disappearance.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.