Naomi Irion, 18, was last seen on March 12.
The body of a Nevada teenager who was abducted from a Walmart parking lot two weeks ago has been found, authorities said.
According to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, 18-year-old Naomi Irion was last seen inside her car outside a Walmart in Fernley, Nevada, March 12, outside Reno. In the surveillance video, a man climbs into the driver’s seat of his car and walks towards the unknown with Irion in the passenger seat.
A tip about her disappearance Tuesday took investigators to a remote part of neighboring Churchill County, where they found a “possible cemetery” and recovered a woman’s body from the scene, authorities said. On Wednesday, the remains were identified as Irene by the Washoe County Medical Examiners Office.
No further information is being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation, authorities said.
The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, “We would like to express our sympathy and condolences to the Irian family and thank all the volunteers for their hard work in finding Naomi and trying to close the family.” Joint Statement.
Irion was waiting for a shuttle bus around 5 a.m. on March 12 to take him to his job at Panasonic Energy in North America in the Reno area. The next day, when he did not return home from work, his brother reported him missing.
The sheriff’s office initially identified his disappearance as “suspicious in nature.” After locating his car on March 15 in an industrial park about a mile from Walmart, the sheriff’s office said investigators found evidence that his disappearance was of a “criminal nature.”
A kidnapping suspect was arrested last week. The Troy driver, 41, of Fallon, Nevada, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping and has been held on পর 750,000 bail since his first appearance in court on Wednesday, according to Renault ABC-approved KOLO.
The FBI was offering a reward of up to 10,000 for information leading to Irion’s location. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office also released multiple photos and a video of the man saying authorities entered Irene’s car in hopes of identifying him.
The driver’s next hearing is scheduled for April 5, KOLO reported
Alex Stone of ABC News contributed to this report.