The boyfriend of missing 16-year-old Kiely Rodni has revealed he told her to “be safe” just hours before she vanished from a party at a California campground — as cops released a chilling image of the sweatshirt she was wearing at the time.
A frantic search is underway after Rodni was last seen at an end-of-school party near Prosser Family Campground in Truckee, just north of Lake Tahoe, at about 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, authorities said.
Her boyfriend, Jagger Westfall, told Fox40 on Wednesday that the couple had been texting before she went to the party and he told her: “OK. Be safe. Don’t like, do anything stupid.”
Westfall said he sent a follow up message complaining about his day and Rodni sent her final text to him a few hours later.
“At 10:30 p.m., she responded to what I was saying, and just said, ‘Oh, I’m sorry that you’re going through that’,” Westfall said. “And that was the last time I heard from her.”
It is not clear where Westfall was when the couple exchanged the texts.
Her boyfriend’s revelation came as the Placer County Sheriff’s Office released an image on Wednesday of the sweatshirt Rodni had with her at the party when she went missing.
The sweatshirt had a disturbing Lana Del Ray song lyrics brandished across that read: “You don’t want to be forgotten, you just want to disappear.”
Authorities are treating her disappearance as a potential abduction because the car she was driving — silver 2013 Honda CRV — hasn’t been found.
Rodni’s cellphone has also been out of service since the party, according to the sheriff’s office.
Her mother, Lindsey Rodni-Nieman, said her daughter texted her late Friday night saying she was going to leave the party in 45 minutes and was coming “straight home.”
“I told her to be safe and that I loved her. And she said, ‘OK, mom, I love you, too,’” Rodni-Nieman told ABC News earlier this week. “She never came home.”
The distraught mom reported Rodni missing after she woke Saturday morning and realized the teen wasn’t home.
“I called her and sent her texts, too, and she didn’t answer,” Rodni-Nieman said. “That’s when I knew something was wrong.”
Rodni-Nieman said it was extremely out-of-character for her daughter not to respond to text messages.
Kiely is described as 5-foot-7 with blonde hair and hazel eyes. In addition to the sweat shirt, she was last seen wearing green Dickies pants, a black tank top and jewelry.
The teen also has numerous piercings, including a nose ring.