Nevada authorities are looking for an 18-year-old woman whose disappearance they say is ‘suspicious in nature’
By Amir Vera and Jennifer Henderson, CNN
(CNN) – Nevada authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating an 18-year-old woman who has been missing for more than a week.
Naomi Irion’s disappearance is “suspicious in nature”, according to a Lyon County, Nevada, Sheriff’s Office press release.
Irion was last seen in her car in the parking lot of a Fernley, Nevada, Walmart, authorities said. She parked her car around 5 a.m. PT and was active on social media between 5:09 a.m. and 5:23 a.m., Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Detective Erik Kusmerz said at a press conference Tuesday.
Irion’s sister, Tamara Cartwright, told CNN that Irion worked at Panasonic and was waiting to take the shuttle to work from Walmart.
At 5:24 a.m., surveillance video showed a man wearing a gray hoodie, dark pants or jeans, and dark tennis shoes, approaching Irion’s vehicle. At 5:25 a.m., his vehicle was seen leaving the parking lot with the man behind the wheel, Kusmerz said. The police have been released surveillance videos and photos showing the man in the parking lot.
On March 15, Irion’s vehicle was recovered near Walmart and is currently being processed, Kusmerz said.
Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a 2020 or newer Chevrolet 2500-3500 High Country Silverado truck, Kusmerz said. Authorities do not provide details of the owner of the vehicle.
“Please save my daughter and bring her home,” Irion’s mother, Diane Irion, said at the press conference. “Anything, any little, tiny information, please call…No information is too small to report. At this point, we need everyone’s help to across the country because the incident happened so close to I-80. She could be anywhere, anywhere in the country.”
Search and rescue teams from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office conducted extensive air and ground searches, Kusmerz said. The FBI is also working with the Major Crimes Division of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, he said.
Irion is 5ft 11in tall with brown hair and green eyes. A missing person flyer shared on social media shows Irion’s hair is currently dyed black. She also has a septum piercing, piercings in both nostrils and a smiley face tattoo on one ankle, Kusmerz said.
Irion carried a dark-colored purse, iPhone and Air Pods and is known to carry a Fidget spinner, Kusmerz said. She wore a blue Panasonic shirt, gray cardigan, dark UGG-style boots and gray sweatpants, her mother said. Another search is scheduled for Saturday.
Fernley is about 34 miles east of Reno.
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