Naomi Irion’s brother blasts police in search of missing sister – Crime Online
Naomi Irion’s brother opens up about what he says were police missteps investigating the missing little sisterreports Fox News.
On March 12, Irion was removed from a Walmart parking lot in Fernley, Nevada. The 18-year-old was found dead weeks later, her body buried in a desolate desert grave.
Authorities have arrested Troy Driver, 41, in connection with Irion’s disappearance, charging him with murder, theft, burglary and destruction of evidence.
In a Friday morning Facebook postIrion’s brother, Casey Valley, has expressed frustration and anger with local law enforcement, alleging he was coerced into collecting important evidence himself and police failed to act quickly .
“I called Naomi as a missing person on Sunday 3/13 around 9:30 p.m.,” Valley wrote in the post. “The deputy never came, he only called me at 11:23 p.m. He didn’t file a missing person report until 3/14 around 9pm AFTER I WENT AND FOUND THIS SEQUENCE MYSELF.
Valley added, “Naomi’s car wasn’t found until 36 hours after I made the initial call, and it was less than half a mile away, in clear view on the highway.”
“I can’t stress enough how important handling this case early is to my sister’s life,” Valley wrote in the Facebook post.
“If this deputy had followed Lyon Sheriff’s Office procedure (as he swore to do), a BOLO (be on the lookout) and missing persons report would have been filed as soon as I called that Sunday. But he did not do it. Because he didn’t #trustthefamily.
In a later interview with Fox News, Valley clarified his comments and said he thought the police needed more resources to do their job.
“I have nothing against Lyon County,” Valley told Fox News. “I’m so grateful to them for answering my texts at 3 a.m. and calling me when there was an important update and getting me to the search command center and whatever. they made sure our family was assured how hard they were working — and they are still working.
“And I don’t want any ‘defunding the police’ talk attached to that. This is the police that needs more resources. Period.”
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office did not respond to a Daily Mail request for comment on Valley’s allegations, depending on the media.
Earlier this week, Irion’s body was found in a grave in a rural desert area in neighboring Churchill County. Authorities are treating Irion’s death as a homicide but have not released the cause of death.
The driver remains in custody pending a $750,000 bond. He has a criminal record that includes 15 years in prison for his involvement in murder and multiple robberies, KRXI-TV reports.
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[Feature Photo: Naomi Irion/Instagram]