California officials are trying to find Kelly Rodney, a 16-year-old girl who went missing in early August after attending a party with friends for several days.
Volunteer divers said on Sunday they believed they had found the vehicle and the body of a 16-year-old girl. Officials verified that a body was found, but said the identity had not been confirmed.
The dive team, Adventures with Purpose, posted the discovery on social media around 2:30 pm. The natural reservoir where they found the body is adjacent to the campsite where the party was held: “The car is upside down. We confirm that Keely is in. The group wrote that the family has been informed.”
adventures with purpose is a “Sonar search and recovery scuba diving team that helps families locate missing loved ones underwater”, According to their Facebook page.
The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook message posted four hours later that the identity had not been “confirmed.” The Post said officials from the Nevada County and Placer County Sheriff’s Offices, the FBI and affiliated agencies arrived at the scene to investigate the divers’ findings.
Through a spokeswoman, Kylie Rodney’s family told the Reno Gazette-Journal that they have yet to hear from law enforcement.
“At this time, there is no statement from the family on social media rumours since this afternoon,” Family representative Linda Luchetti said.
Officials said Rodney was last seen on August 6 at 12:30 p.m. at a party that was attended by 200 to 300 teenagers. His vehicle, a gray 2013 Honda CRV, was also missing.
Kelly Rodney’s phone went out of service because the party and authorities were treating the case as a kidnapping. Earlier on Sunday, the sheriff’s office said in a social media post that the public had submitted more than 1,800 suggestions about Rodney’s possible whereabouts.
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