Naomi Irion missing: Teen who may have been kidnapped in his own car in Fernly, Nevada grew up in Spring, Texas, family says

FERNLY, Nev. (KTRK) — It has been nearly a week since anyone has seen 18-year-old Naomi Irion.

She is the missing Nevada teenager who was last seen in security footage being evicted from a Walmart parking lot with an unidentified man.

ABC13 spoke to the woman’s sister, who says she has ties to the Houston area.

Irion spent more than half of her life in the Houston area. She grew up in Spring and lived there until she was 13.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Teen may be kidnapped in her own car from Walmart parking lot, police say

Now the search for her is intensifying after police believe she may have been kidnapped in her own car.

Surveillance video from a Walmart parking lot in Fernly, Nevada — about 30 minutes east of Reno — showed a man in a hoodie getting into the driver’s seat of Irion’s car and then with her around 5 a.m. Saturday, March 12 drove away .

Investigators said surveillance video showed the man exiting a nearby homeless camp and sneaking around vehicles before getting into Irion’s car.

Video shows the suspect said or did something to move her from the driver’s side to the passenger side of her car before driving her away, investigators said.

The teenager’s car was later found about two miles away with evidence of third-party negligence in the car, investigators said.

Irion’s sister says she thinks Irion was at the Walmart to catch the shuttle to work. She also said it was unlike her to allow someone to drive her car.

“There’s no way to tell if she knows that person or not. All I know is that she values ​​her independence so much,” said Tamara Cartwright. “I don’t think she would give her car to anyone else.”

The latest update from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department says they are working with the FBI to search an area north of Irion’s disappearance for evidence that could lead to finding her.

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