The man who was charged with the murder of 18-year-old Naomi Irion, who disappeared from a Walmart parking lot in Nevada in March 2022, has taken his own life, said the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office in the release.
Troy Driver, 43, “was in custody on murder charges and awaiting trial, for the murder of Naomi Irion”. The release mentioned. He was “in a maximum security jail cell and had no contact with other inmates.”
When the deputies found Driver not moving on Sunday afternoon, they tried to help him but couldn’t. That was during a normal check-up on the prisoners.
Just a little bit before Naomi’s body was found, more than two weeks after she was gone, Driver got arrested. A judge said he couldn’t get out of jail that April, even if he paid money.
The last time someone saw Naomi was early in the morning on March 12, 2022. She was in her car in a quiet place called Fernley, Nevada, waiting to go to work, her sister said.
A video camera recorded a man wearing a gray sweatshirt walking up to Naomi’s car at 5:24 a.m. Then, just a minute later, the man was seen driving away in her car. A detective named Erik Kusmerz talked about it a few days later. They found Naomi’s car near Walmart three days after that.
Driver did some terrible things to Naomi. He kidnapped her, shot her, and then tried to hide her body by burying it, according to what the court in Lyon County said. He was in big trouble for murder, kidnapping, robbery, breaking into her car, and getting rid of evidence.
Finally, they found Naomi’s body in a place far away in part of neighboring Churchill County, thanks to someone’s tip. That’s what the people in charge have said.