Naomi Irion: Suspects in custody, pickup located after Nevada teen was kidnapped in her own car by Fernley Walmart, police say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A suspect is being held in connection with the disappearance of Naomi Irion, Lyon County, Nevada investigators said.

However, the 18-year-old, who grew up in Houston, is still missing. Despite a desperate search, her family has not seen or heard from Naomi Irion for nearly two weeks.

“I’m hoping that we track down someone who knows something that will lead to us finding her,” said Diana Irion, Naomi Irion’s mother.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office announced that it has one person and pickup truck in custody believed to have participated in her disappearance.

They didn’t say if it’s the same person and truck seen in surveillance footage near the Walmart where Naomi Irion was last seen, but her family are confident they’re a step forward in the 18-year-old’s homecoming have come closer.


“It feels like we’re on a knife’s edge. We’ll soon find out what really happened to my sister,” said Tamara Cartwright, Naomi’s older sister.

Cartwright lives in Houston but is in Nevada and is joining family members, authorities and the Lyon County community to find out if Naomi Irion was kidnapped by the man seen driving her car out of the Walmart lot.

“Why? Why would you do such a terrible thing? Why would you cause so much suffering to this family?” Cartwright asked.

Naomi Irion’s car was found near the Walmart with evidence leading deputies to believe something suspicious had happened. Now, with a suspect in custody and more leads, Cartwright said she knew her sister was nearby.


“I need you to stay strong. I want you to never give up because we will see you soon. This won’t be over until my sister is back asleep in her bed and in our arms,” ​​Cartwright said.

If you have information regarding this case, you are asked to call the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at 775-463-6620 and reference case 22LY01068. You can also contact Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

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