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New clues in case of missing Las Vegas woman

Posted at 1:14 PM, Apr 28, 2016
The belongings of three missing elderly women, including one from Las Vegas, were found at an Arizona man's home recently.
On April 13, 69-year-old Robert Lawson Carnochan was arrested in Yucca, Ariz., after an investigation regarding identity theft. While searching his home, officials found evidence of personal possessions belonging to the three women, including 77-year-old Neva Lindley of Las Vegas and two Arizona women -- 72-year-old Nancy Hartz of Kingman and 73-year-old Verna Clayton of Dolan Springs.
Carnochan told officials he met all three women on an online dating site for older people and said he was involved with each of them. After their involvement, he said he either dropped them off or they left on their own.
Lindley has been missing since November 2011 while Clayton has been missing since June 2008.  
"We need to know what happened to her," said Liliane Augereau-Lindley, who married Lindley's ex-husband.  
The missing woman told loved ones she was leaving Las Vegas to tour the country with the suspect.  
"She said she was happier than she's ever been," said Augereau-Lindley. 
No one ever spoke with her again.  
Loved ones said they got emails from someone claiming to be her, but they never believe it.  
"It didn't sound like her," said Augereau-Lindley.
The suspect Carnochan was connected to Hartz's case through an alias he has been using. 
Carnochan has made statements that the last time he saw Hartz she was alive and well, and was dropped off at a local business in Kingman approximately one month prior to his arrest on the identity theft charges. Carnochan claimed that he had not heard from Hartz since then.
Carnochan has been positively identified as a Canadian citizen who has been living in the United States illegally since 1993.
Follow up investigation has revealed that he has been using at least two different identities since his arrival in the U.S. The victims of the identity thefts have been located.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 753-0755.