The death of Kiely Rodni, the California teen who was found inside her SUV beneath a reservoir weeks after she was reported missing, has been ruled an accident.
The Nevada County Sheriff-Coroner said Kiely, 16, had drowned in Prosser Creek Reservoir after an Aug. 5 party, the Sun reported.
“There was no other information to suggest she was the victim of foul play,” the coroner said in a statement. “As always, our office will continue to work with the family by evaluating any additional information related to this investigation.”
Kiely’s autopsy was conducted in late August, several weeks after the teen was reported missing.
Her remains were found inside her car at the bottom of the lake by Adventures With Purpose, a volunteer diving group. She was discovered about 20 to 40 feet from the water’s edge near a section of Prosser Family Campground where the party she attended was held.
Officials have not disclosed how she ended up in the water.