(RepublicanPress.org) – Every year, over 600,000 people go missing in the United States. The majority of missing persons are found by authorities relatively quickly. That’s what happened in Nevada recently; unfortunately, the outcome wasn’t the one police wanted.
Police alleged that 41-year-old Troy Driver kidnapped Naomi Irion, 18, from a Walmart parking lot in Fernley, Nevada, on March 12. Surveillance footage shows Driver nervously pacing outside the store before finally entering Irion’s car.
Three days later, investigators located Irion’s car a short distance away from the scene. On March 29, authorities found human remains at a gravesite in Churchill County. DNA testing proved the victim was the missing woman.
An official criminal complaint filed with the Justice Court of Canal Township contains additional details about the case. Driver stands accused of intentionally kidnapping, sexually assaulting, and/or murdering Irion. The court has scheduled a preliminary hearing on April 12.
UPDATE: We got our hands on the criminal complaint filed this morning against #TroyDriver. Prosecutors allege the "defendant did abduct Naomi Irion and did hold or detain her for the purpose of committing sexual assault and/or for the purpose of killing her.." #FindNaomiIrion pic.twitter.com/1JWqSNC6RE
— Ben Margiott (@BenMargiott) March 30, 2022
Naomi’s sister indicated that she and other family members intend to remain in Nevada to attend the proceedings. Friends and family say the victim was a lovely young woman who loved traveling and having new experiences. According to a snapshot from her senior interview, she adored music and considered her older siblings her heroes.
If you have any helpful information regarding this case, reach out to the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office at: (775)-423-3116.
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