The Murder of Naomi Irion

On March 12, 2022, Naomi Irion went missing. Her remains were found on March 30, 2022.

Naomi Irion, 18, was last seen in a Walmart parking lot in Fernley, Nevada around 5:00am on March 12, 2022. According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s office, Naomi was active on social media between 5:09 and 5:23am. At 5:24am an unidentified man approached Naomi, who was sitting in the driver’s side of her own vehicle, a four-door sedan. There was an exchange between the unidentified man and Naomi, and she moved into the passenger seat. The man got into the driver’s seat and drove away.

On March 15, 2022, police located her car in an industrial park in Fernley. According to press release, “evidence suggesting Naomi’s disappearance is criminal in nature was located in her vehicle.” Police believe that the suspect drove to his own vehicle.

On March 17, 2022, the Layon County Sheriff’s Office announced they were working with the Pyramid Lake Police Department and the FBI to help find Naomi. They stated they were searching Hill Ranch Road and Highway 427 in Wadsworth.

Police have released a video of the suspect walking and a pickup truck that is believed to be owned by the suspect. They are asking anyone with information, regardless of how small to contact the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at 775-463-6620 or email [email protected].

Arrest

On March 25, 2022, police arrested a man in connection with the abduction of Naomi Irion. He is currently being held on $750,000 bail. Driver has a pre-trial hearing on April 5, 2022

Troy Driver, 41, has been identified as the man who approached Naomi’s car and drove off in it. Police have impounded his truck.

Naomi Irion is Found

Investigators received a tip that led them to a rural area in Churchill County, Nevada, where the remains of a female were found. They were later identified to be Naomi Irion.

Troy Driver has formally been charged with the murder of Naomi Irion.

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