Kiely Rodni’s death was verified after an autopsy positively identified her as the body discovered in Truckee’s Prosser Creek Reservoir.
On Sunday, more than two weeks after Kiely, 16, went missing following a graduation celebration on August 6, volunteer divers from Adventures with Purpose discovered a car with a body inside at the reservoir.
The search came to a devastating end on Tuesday when an autopsy revealed the body was hers.
It comes after Kiely’s family issued a statement Monday afternoon saying, “We are eternally grateful for the love and support you have shown us in the last couple of weeks.
“While we accept this sadness cast under death’s shadow, the rising sun shines light upon us, reminding us not to mourn our loss, but to celebrate Kiely’s spirit and the gift that we all received in knowing her.
“Kiely will surely remain with us even though we will not get her back.”
Investigators are still trying to figure out how the car ended up in the reservoir and if there was any foul play involved.
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