FERNLEY, Nev. (KRNV & KRXI) — The Lyon County Sheriff's Office has released surveillance video of the man they believe kidnapped 18-year-old Naomi Irion last weekend.
The suspect, who is only described as a man at this time, is seen pacing the sidewalk on the east side of the Walmart in Fernley moments before Irion vanished. The man is seen in the video standing directly in front of cars and their headlights.
Police are urging anyone who was at the Walmart in Fernley between the hours of 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. on March 12 to contact them immediately.
The 18-year-old was last seen being coaxed to the passenger side of her car by the man and shoved into her passenger seat. Her car was found days later just down the road from her disappearance. Police said evidence found in her car suggests this case is criminal and suspicious.
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Irion's brother said the family believes the man who abducted her knew her and the kidnapping was not random.
Multiple agencies including the FBI have spent hours searching the area north of Wadsworth searching for evidence after a cell phone ping brought them to the area. Lyon County Sheriff Frank Hunewill could not say whose cell phone pinged.
Several hundred community members gathered Saturday morning at the Flying J Travel Center in Fernley to deploy additional search crews for the teen.
Police believe the man could be driving a dark 2020 or newer Chevrolet 2500 High Country 4-door pickup truck.
If you know anything about Irion's whereabouts, you are urged to call police immediately.