Authorities on Friday filed charges against Troy E. Driver for the murder of a Nevada teen who disappeared from a Walmart parking lot nearly three weeks ago.
A tip earlier this week led police to the body of 17-year-old Naomi Irion in a remote part of Churchill County, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
Driver had been arrested on March 25 and charged with kidnapping. He was being held on a $750,000 bail.
The new charges filed Friday accuse him of open murder with use of a deadly weapon, robbery, burglary, and destruction of evidence, CarsonNow reported.
Irion was last seen in her vehicle early in the morning on March 12 as she waited in the big box store parking lot for a shuttle to take her to her job. Security footage reportedly recorded a suspect getting into the driver’s seat of Irion’s vehicle and then driving out of the parking lot with Irion inside the car.
Irion’s car was found three days later in an industrial park about a mile from the Walmart. Investigators said they found evidence in the car that led them to believe a crime had taken place.
Driver — who had previously served time in prison for robbery, accessory to murder, burglary, and firearm charges — is being held in the Lyon County Jail.
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[Feature Photo: Naomi Irion/Police Handout]