"Naive" 18 Year Old Girl KIDNAPPED from Walmart Parking Lot in Nevada
An 18 year old girl has been missing since March 12 when she was kidnapped from a Walmart parking lot at 5:25 AM by an unknown hooded male.
Fernley, Nevada (TRL) - An 18 year old girl has been missing since March 12 when she was kidnapped from a Walmart parking lot at 5:25 AM by an unknown hooded male.
"We saw the abduction happen. It was surreal. It was a deep sinking feeling like my blood had ran cold immediately. I walked out of that security office and I got on the phone with dispatch because Sunday night I had reported her missing around 11:23PM and I wasn't taken very seriously and they didn't file a missing persons report, but on Monday after I found that footage and reported an abduction there was a deputy that came out and viewed the footage with us and he still wasn't convinced. Police officers see lots of things and sometimes they can be a little jaded."
-Casey Valley, elder brother of Naomi Irion.
Naomi Irion, 18, was last seen on security footage being driven away in her own car by an unidentified adult male.
The kidnapping was captured on security footage from the parking lot at a Walmart in Fernley, Nevada.
Naomi Irion's father, Herve Irion, works for the US State Department and is currently stationed in South Africa.
As a result of her military upbringing, her family says that she has lived a sheltered life and describe the young girl as "naive".
The day before her disappearance, Naomi Irion had gone on a date with a man who her family say they do not believe is involved, though law enforcement is aware of the person.
I can tell you from personal experience that military kids are often sheltered with a naive understanding of the world, which is itself ironic given how much of the world they tend to see and experience. It appears this was the case for Naomi Irion, whose family stated exactly that in an interview with TheDailyMail.
Her brother Casey Valley is a Navy veteran who worked as a "nuclear machinist" from 2009-2016 and who now works for Apple. Her mother Diana lives in South Africa where her husband Herve is stationed there, presumably at the embassy for the State Department where he works as an Information Management Specialist since January of 2016.
The FBI has opened in investigation into her as a missing persons/kidnapping designation.
The interaction between the hooded man and Naomi was brief, with Naomi ending a phone call at 5:23 AM and the man approaching at 5:24AM before the man drives her car off at 5:25AM with Irion in the passenger seat.
Her brother Casey Valley recognized her body language as being indicative of Naomi being scared at the time of her interaction with the man. He elaborated about his sister further, describing her as naive and unaware of her surroundings.
"However that happens, it needs to happen because I won't stop. We will not stop until we get there and I don't care about prosecution. I'm not worried about that. I'm worried about Naomi. No matter what, this community all of us every private organization I can get in contact with every volunteer, every single law enforcement professional that I can get in touch with. We will leave no stone unturned until we get Naomi, but as soon as that happens I am backing off."
Whoever the man is in the grainy video is almost certainly the person who kidnapped Naomi Irion and is responsible for her disappearance. Unfortunately, statistically speaking, the likelihood of a happy outcome in this instance is slim.
Anyone involved with this can make an anonymous tip.
An award is being offered through Secret Witness, anonymous tip that leads to her being home with the amount being determined by the tipper and people at Secret Witness.
Anyone with information is urged to call police in Nevada on 775 322 4900 (anonymous tip line) or 775 577 5206 (general tip line). An unspecified reward is being offered for anonymous tips that lead to Naomi.
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