Naomi Irion Wiki – Biography
Naomi Irion was last seen Saturday morning at around 5 a.m. Saturday at the Walmart parking lot on Newlands Drive in Fernley. She was seen sitting in her vehicle on security footage while waiting for a shuttle she takes to work when she disappeared.
The brother of a Nevada woman who disappeared Saturday from a Walmart parking lot said chilling surveillance video shows a man forcing his way into her car before driving away.
She is 18 years old.
According to a Wednesday statement from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Irion of Fernley was last seen about 5 a.m. at the store’s parking lot.
Irion’s four-door sedan was later found in an industrial area in Fernley, and a suspect believed to be driving a dark, newer model Chevrolet High Country pickup may know her whereabouts, police said.
Irion’s older brother, Casey Valley, 32, said Thursday that surveillance footage from Walmart shows a man in a mask and hoodie walking to the parking lot from the direction of a dirt lot, circling his sister’s car and then forcing his way in.
“He circled around the parking lot maybe to make sure there were no witnesses,” Valley said. “He came up behind the car and forced his way into the driver’s side of the car. Maybe her door was unlocked. He either said or did something to make her move to the passenger seat, and then he drove her car away into an unknown direction.”
Representatives with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office could not be reached Thursday to corroborate Valley’s account. Valley also told NBC affiliate KRNV in Reno about the video.
“The forensic evidence discovered, to date, continues to lead Lyon County Investigators to believe Naomi’s disappearance is suspicious in nature,” the sheriff’s office statement said. “The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information regarding the disappearance and whereabouts of Naomi Irion, the Chevrolet pickup vehicle and/or information concerning possible contacts that persons may have had with Naomi.”
Irion’s car has been searched and forensically analyzed, police said.
“Evidence has been recovered and is being expedited for testing through the Washoe County Forensic Investigation Section,” police said.
During a news conference Thursday, Lyon County Sheriff Frank Hunewill pleaded with the public to provide tips to help find Irion.