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Suspect in Nevada woman's abduction in custody, officials say

Naomi Irion
Posted at 6:26 PM, Mar 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-26 00:04:54-04

(KTNV) — Authorities in Lyon County have apprehended a person they believe was involved in the March 12 disappearance of 18-year-old Naomi Irion.

Officials made the announcement on Friday afternoon, noting they also found a pickup truck that may be relevant to the investigation.

The suspect was identified as Troy Driver, a 41-year-old man from Fallon. He is being held on kidnapping charges, officials said.

Investigators said she was taken from a Walmart parking lot in Fernley, a town approximately 30 miles east of Reno.

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On Thursday, officials said they'd identified a "witness vehicle" that was seen in the parking lot around the time Irion was abducted, KOLO-TV reported. The suspect was seen walking in front of that vehicle before getting into Irion's car and driving off, officials said.

Irion was in the parking lot waiting for a shuttle that would take her to work when she was abducted at approximately 5:25 a.m. on March 12. KOLO reported.

Her car was found three days later at an industrial park. Evidence inside the car suggested a crime had been committed, officials said previously.

To date, Irion has not been found.

"This is still a very active investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available," the Lyon County Sheriff's Office said in a press release. "Naomi has still not been located and we are continuing to search for her and information."