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Houston native Naomi Irion found dead in Nevada

Naomi Irion, an 18-year-old with ties to Houston, was found dead in a distant a part of Churchill County on Tuesday when investigators had been wanting right into a tip.

CHURCHILL COUNTY, Nevada — A Houston native who went lacking close to Reno, Nevada, earlier this month was found dead, the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office introduced on Wednesday.

Naomi Irion, an 18-year-old with ties to Houston, was found dead in a distant a part of Churchill County on Tuesday when investigators had been wanting right into a tip relating to her disappearance, the sheriff’s office mentioned. The investigation led detectives to a doable gravesite the place her physique was in the end recovered.

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KHOU 11 News spoke to Irion’s half-sister, Tamara Cartwright, earlier than her physique was found. Cartwright mentioned had Naomi spent the primary 13 years of her life in Houston earlier than touring the world along with her mother and father.

She was residing with a brother in Nevada on the time of her disappearance. 

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Posted by Churchill County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Earlier Wednesday, a 41-year-old man with a violent prison file was charged throughout a quick courtroom listening to with first-degree kidnapping. A decide in rural Lyon County left Troy Driver’s bail unchanged. It had been set at $750,000 after his Friday arrest.

Driver, of Fernley, has but to enter a plea. He was arraigned from jail Wednesday by way of Zoom. Authorities didn’t instantly say whether or not Driver shall be charged in Irion’s loss of life.

“No further information can be released at this time as this is still an open and active investigation,” the sheriff’s office mentioned after officers introduced Irion had been found.

The day she disappeared, surveillance video exterior of a Walmart exhibits a person forcing himself into her car. Irion’s four-door sedan was later found in an industrial space the place it was processed.

Justice of the Peace Lori Matheus mentioned Driver should put on a GPS monitoring gadget if he posts a bond.

Driver has been held on the Lyon County Jail in Yerington as a suspect in what authorities say was Irion’s kidnapping.

Editor’s be aware: The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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