Naomi Irion’s mom and brothers arrive from South Africa as the search continues

Published: Mar. 22, 2022 at 2:11 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Naomi Irion’s mom has touched down in Reno after the community has stepped up to help donate thousands of dollars in travel expenses.

Coming down the stairs of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Diana Irion’s eyes were filled with tears.

She was once again reunited with her family, but this time under circumstances they never imagined.

“I expected to be in South Africa for 15 more months and then come back and visit my daughter, which she was supposed to be in college by then,” said Diana Irion.

Naomi Irion has now been missing for more than a week, and through all this time Diana has relied on phone calls from her son to get updates on the investigation.

“I’m hoping that I can be an active participant in locating her, but I also have to think of our boys and take care of them as well,” said Diana Irion.

She’s grateful to those who made it possible for her and her three sons, who were adopted from Ukraine before the war, to be here by donating through Go Fund Me.

Please keep it up, don’t stop now, please don’t forget about my beautiful girl,” said Diana Irion.

More of Naomi’s family that just arrived will be able to see the love she’s getting firsthand Tuesday night.

There’s a candlelight vigil at Out of Town Park in Fernley. It starts at 7:00 p.m.

You’re asked to wear rainbow colors and bring your own candles.

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