In a new piece of news, a volunteer dive group says it found a body during a search for missing California teen Keely Rodney, who was last seen on Aug. 6 at a huge high school farewell party in Truckee, northeast of Sacramento and it also turns out that law enforcement has not confirmed the finding.
Doug Bishop of Adventures With Purpose said in a live stream on Monday, “We have found Kelly Rodney’s vehicle and confirmed that there were remains inside. His team found him at Proser Creek Reservoir at 10:40 a.m. Sunday. Started looking for Rodney.
He placed two sonar boats in the water and found Rodney’s car 55 feet away. He said in a Facebook post that the car was submerged in 14 feet of water. The license plate on the car matches the number that was previously issued by police to help identify Rodney’s vehicle, the Silver 2013 Honda CRV.
Video footage displayed during the dive team’s live stream shows Rodney’s vehicle, including the license plate, underwater. Once he confirmed it was his vehicle, Bishop said the team contacted officials and Rodney’s family.
The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI are still investigating, with law enforcement yet to confirm the group’s findings. Officials are holding a press conference at 2 pm. ET.
On Sunday, police said they had multiple detectives and investigators in the various agencies assigned to the case and had reviewed more than 1,800 tips related to Rodney’s disappearance.
A dive team from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office conducted an underwater search last Thursday, but officials said they could not locate his car at the time by the Volunteers, a group that has more than 2.4 million subscribers on YouTube.
It has helped solve 23 missing person cold cases since 2019 Earlier this year, they found the body and car of Pennsylvania man James Amabile, 24 feet under water. Amabile went missing in December 2003 when she called a midwife to say she was late to pick up her two daughters.