Police say the body of Naomi Irion, reported over two weeks ago, has been found.
After investigators received a lead into the woman’s disappearance, they traveled to a remote part of Churchill County, according to a news release Tuesday.
“Their investigations led them to a possible burial site. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Investigative Service was contacted and responded to assist in processing the crime scene,” the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and the Lyon Sheriff’s Office said.
A body was found and taken to the Washoe County Medical Examiners’ Office for an autopsy. The next day it was confirmed that it was the missing 18-year-old.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said Driver is being held for kidnapping. Police also found that a van that may have been involved in the incident has been impounded.
Irion was reportedly on her way to work when she went missing around 5 a.m. on March 12.
She was abducted from the Walmart parking lot, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.
Data from the woman’s cell phone shows she arrived at the east side of the Walmart in Fernley, 30 miles east of Reno, at 5:09 a.m.
Irion reportedly sent a Snapchat just a minute before the suspect approached her car at 5:24 a.m.
A minute later, surveillance video shows her car exiting the Walmart lot.
Irion was waiting for a shuttle to her job at Panasonic, which usually picks her up between 5:30 a.m. and 5:40 a.m., her brother told WAGM 8.
Who was Naomi Irion?
Irion was one of seven siblings, including three boys between the ages of 8 and 13, who were adopted from Ukraine three years ago.
She graduated from high school in Pretoria, South Africa, where her stepfather is a diplomat and her mother is a teacher.
After graduating last year, she moved to Fernley, Nevada and lived with her older brother Casey Valley, a Navy veteran.
Tal spoke up The Independentand said, “I feel like I failed [to] prepare Naomi for this evil world. I’m the big brother.”
He also told the outlet he has hope that she’ll return because “she’s very stubborn … I’m sure everyone who’s dealing with her right now is dealing with that.”
Naomi worked for Panasonic and was scrolling social media in her car while waiting for the shuttle to show up when she was approached by a hooded, masked man.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18121460/naomi-irion-found-missing-woman-nevada/ The body of Naomi Irion, 18, was found two weeks after her abduction in a remote area while awaiting the shuttle to her place of work