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Missing teen’s phone last pinged near lake where she vanished

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Kiely, 16, disappeared after a campground party in northern California early in the morning of August 6.

In a recent press conference marking the 10th day of the search, police said the girl’s mobile phone last pinged at about 12.30am on August 6 near Prosser Lake, which surrounds the campground where the party was.

Authorities say Kiely Rodni may have been abducted because her vehicle is also missing.
Authorities say Kiely Rodni may have been abducted because her vehicle is also missing. (AP)

That was close to the last time Kiely was seen.

“The ping for the data points was near the water. It’s hard to tell an exact pinpoint,” Nevada police captain Sam Brown said.

“Just because it was last pinged there, that doesn’t mean that’s where the phone stopped pinging. There’s lots of reasons why those notifications or data points could be lost.”

Kiely Rodni was wearing this hoodie on the night she vanished. (Placer County Sheriff’s Office)

Police also revealed she had been spotted wearing a white hoodie emblazoned with the name of the band Odd Future.

She had also been seen wearing a black hoodie with Lana Del Rey lyrics written on them.

Police said it was unclear if Kiely had been wearing either item when she vanished.

People have also been asked to keep an eye out for Kiely’s car, a 2013 Honda CR-V that has a rams-head sticker under the rear wiper blade.

Between 200 and 300 young people attended the party on the night of August 5, though nobody has come forward to say they saw Kiely leave.

“I can’t believe it. There has to have been one person – there were people sitting in cars, there were people everywhere around this place,” Kiely’s friend Sammi Smith told CNN affiliate KCRA.

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