Where is Gayle Stewart? Nevada woman who was rescued from tree on cliff goes missing again
Gayle Stewart, 64, who went missing on Valentine's Day and was later found clinging to a tree on a cliff has disappeared in a new mystery
A woman from Nevada who went missing on Valentine's Day and was later found clinging to a tree on a cliff has disappeared in a new mystery. According to authorities, Gayle Stewart, 64, reportedly vanished while taking photographs near Hoover Dam. Steward made headlines after she was found dangling from a tree on February 14 after going missing.
The woman has now disappeared in the Bypass Bridge parking area near Hoover Dam, the US Park Rangers and the National Park Service said. "US Park Rangers of Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Special Agents with the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) are seeking information from the public to help locate a missing Reno, Nevada woman. Park officials say 64-year-old Gayle Stewart was last seen on March 14, 2022, in the Bypass Bridge parking area near Hoover Dam. Stewart had traveled to the area to take photographs and did not return to her vehicle," the NPS wrote.
"Stewart has blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5’08” tall, and weighs about 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black leggings, and black shoes. She did not have her phone or any identification on her at the time," it added. Though no further details for this ongoing missing person investigation are available at this time, information from other visitors is often very helpful to investigators. If you have information that could help locate Gayle Stewart, the park asks you to call or text the ISB Tip Line at 888-653-0009, use the online Tip form at go.nps.gov/SubmitATip, or e-mail us".
Meanwhile, a search is underway for another missing Nevada woman, Naomi Christine Irion, 18. Irion was last seen at a Walmart parking lot in Fernley, where a stranger got into her car, took the wheel, and drove off. There's now an active effort to find her, being led by the Lyon County Sheriff's Office in Nevada, which has so far been unsuccessful. According to her family, she leaves her car there and takes the company bus to her job at the Panasonic Gigafactory. Security footage shows her sitting in her 1992 Mercury Sable when a man approaches her and motions her to slide into the passenger seat. He then takes the wheel and drives off. CCTV footage from earlier in the day shows her at a store, dressed in a blue Panasonic top with a grey coat.
Police have so far tracked the man back to a nearby homeless encampment, from where he emerged. He reportedly "began lurking" near parked vehicles, before getting into Irion's car. She was reported missing after her family was notified she didn't show up for work on March 12 and 13, which her mother Diana said was "really unusual", adding, "My daughter was extremely reliable." On March 13, she was reported as missing.
On March 15, Lyon County officials found her car vehicle in the industrial park in Fernley, but there was no sign of the 18-year-old. "Evidence suggesting Naomi's disappearance is criminal in nature was located in the vehicle," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement but did not detail what that evidence was. Irion's father Herve Irion told reporters at a press conference, "Naomi’s not a fighter, meaning the guy who pushed her into her car — she froze, she didn’t do anything."