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The remains of missing Naomi Irion were discovered in a remote area of Nevada on Tuesday, just 18 days after she was abducted from a Walmart parking lot.

Investigators found the 18-year-old’s body in a gravesite in an undisclosed area of Churchill County, the sheriff’s office confirmed Wednesday, just hours after her accused kidnapper appeared in court via Zoom. 

Her body was transported to the Washoe County Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy which confirmed identification. 

Hundreds of volunteers had joined in searches over the past two weeks looking for Irion in the vast desert area. The sheriff’s office claims they found the gravesite after following a tip about her disappearance. 

Ex-convict Troy Driver, 41, was charged with first-degree kidnapping in her disappearance and could face life in prison without parole if he is convicted. 

Naomi Irion, 18, has been missing since March 12 when she was abducted from a Walmart parking lot in her car

Naomi Irion, 18, has been missing since March 12 when she was abducted from a Walmart parking lot in her car

The body of Naomi Irion, 18, was found in a remote area of Nevada on Tuesday

Troy Driver, 41, faces kidnapping charges in the March 12 disappearance of Naomi Irion, 18, in Fernley, Nevada

Troy Driver, 41, faces kidnapping charges in the March 12 disappearance of Naomi Irion, 18, in Fernley, Nevada

Driver was arrested on Friday and booked into the Lyon County Jail

Driver was arrested on Friday and booked into the Lyon County Jail

Ex-convict Troy Driver, 41, is accused of kidnapping Irion from the Walmart parking lot in Fernley during the early morning hours of March 12. He made his initial court appearance before Canal Township Justice Court Judge Lori Matheus on Wednesday who ruled that his bail will remain at $750,000.

Driver is accused of kidnapping Irion from the Walmart parking lot in Fernley during the early morning hours of March 12. 

In a criminal complaint filed Wednesday morning, prosecutors allege Driver ‘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.’

He made his initial court appearance before Canal Township Justice Court Judge Lori Matheus on Wednesday via video conference from Lyon County Jail.  

The judge ruled that his bail will remain at $750,000. 

Driver, of Fernley, has yet to enter a plea. He is due back in court on April 5. 

Source: Daily Mail

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