A MAJOR update in the case of Kiely Rodni is reportedly coming this week as her cause of death has yet to be revealed.
Officials plan to provide a much-needed update on the case this week, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office told NewsNation.
Cops reportedly said they hope someone who witnessed something at the party could provide crucial information that leads to answers.
This comes as Kiely’s autopsy report is yet to be released.
The teen girl was reportedly seen drunk at an end-of-school party near a family campground in Truckee, California the night of her disappearance.
A forensics expert recently told the U.S. Sun that the autopsy is being delayed because authorities are waiting for toxicology results
“This particular case is compounded by the complexity of the samples required from a body submerged in water for two weeks,” Jennifer Shen, Crime Laboratory Manager for the Chula Vista Police Department said in an exclusive chat.
“Decomposition can cause drugs and alcohol to redistribute within the body, a condition which can be exacerbated by submersion in water for a significant period of time.
“Therefore, the sample types collected are more complex, and require a high level of expertise to interpret any findings, and then to relate those findings to a potential cause of death. All of this takes time.
“It is not surprising the toxicology results are taking months to be released, and a cause of death cannot be ascertained without them, barring some significant injuries on the body that leave no doubt (i.e. shooting, stabbing, bludgeoning etc.
“There has been no indication that type of injury is present in this case. It may be a cause of death will not be something that can be absolutely determined.”
The U.S. Sun has previously reached out for an official report, but cops said the investigation is ongoing.
In a statement, police told The U.S. Sun: “The [Nevada County] Sheriff’s Office does have possession of records responsive to your request.
“It should be noted, however, [that] the investigation is not complete and is considered ongoing at this time.
“Once the investigation is complete, [the] release will be pursuant to all privileges and/or exemptions that may apply.
“We expect the investigation, review, and redaction processes to be completed by November 1, 2022.”
They added that if the records are still not available in two months, they will further advise the media of a new date they may be released.
Kiely’s loved ones held a celebration of life for the dearly-missed teen on September 10.
Prayer flags were hung throughout the Truckee Regional Park on Saturday for the ceremony that Kiely’s mother Lindsey Rodni-Nieman told KCRA does not bring her closure.
“I feel her everywhere,” Lindsey said, “She’s not just with me. She’s with all of us.”
Nevada County Police continue to investigate how the vehicle ended up in the water.