“I still don’t know how to process it and I don’t think I’m ever going to be able to process it.”
“I know it f—ing hurts and I know it hurts all of you,” he added in his speech filmed while driving.
Westfall’s video was posted after the discovery of Kiely’s 2013 Honda CRV at the bottom of Prosser Creek Reservoir on Sunday by an elite volunteer dive team.
Authorities said at a Monday press conference that the body found inside the car was “more than likely” Kiely’s. A medical examiner will make the official confirmation.
“I just wanted to say thank you for everyone who put the effort in and tried so fucking hard to bring her home,” an emotional Westfall said.
“It really means a lot to me, and I’m sure it means a lot to her too.”
The 18-year-old told his peers that Kiely “wouldn’t want us to sit around sad as f— all the time.”
“She wants us to be happy, she wants us to be safe and she wants us to have a good life. That’s all she ever wanted for anyone,” he said.
“I want each and every one of you to live the way Kiely would want you to live.”
The heartbroken teen also posted a message on Instagram late Sunday with a video of him and Kiely.
“You were my entire world and you always will be. I will never love someone the way I loved you. I missed you even when I was holding you in my arms,” he wrote.
“I could never get enough of you. I Promised I would always be here for you and I still am,” Westfall said.
Kiely’s immediate family has yet to put out a statement on the discovery of the vehicle and the body.