The body found is indeed that of the teenager who mysteriously disappeared

The body found is that of the mysteriously missing teenager< /p> UPDATE DAY

The body found on Sunday in a submerged car is that of Kiely Rodni. 

The 16-year-old girl had been wanted since August 6 when a 'she had mysteriously disappeared after a party at a campground in northern California.

A major police operation had been set up, with authorities fearing the girl had been abducted.

< p>A team of volunteers finally found Kiely's vehicle in Prosser Lake over the weekend.

An autopsy confirmed that the body in the car was that of the teenager.

The cause of death is not known at this time, reports CNN.

“We have been swept away by the outpouring of support from the start. We want to thank all the mothers, the volunteers who came to help us,” the girl's family said on Monday.

“We accept with sadness the outcome of this story (…) We We will continue to celebrate Kiely's energy and cherish the gift of knowing her.”