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Posted on: April 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Search For Missing Lyon County Woman

Missing Person Press Release

*** For Immediate Release ***

Search Underway For Missing Lyon County Woman

On the morning of April 18, 2023 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Communications Division, received a report of a missing Stagecoach resident. It was reported that 30 year old Nike Antonia Riess was possibly missing. It was reported that Riess was last seen and/or heard from on the evening of April 17, 2023. Lyon County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area and Riess was entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a Missing Person.

Nike Antonia Riess is 5’06” tall and weighs approximately 115 pounds, has blue eyes and brown hair.

Shortly after receiving the initial report, Lyon County Search and Rescue and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Technology Team were activated and commenced a search of the area surrounding Riess’ home. At approximately 1:15 P.M. on April 18, 2023, Riess’ vehicle was located, abandoned on a dirt road, approximately 2 miles from her home. The vehicle had sustained what was described as “heavy damage.” Inside the vehicle, Lyon County Search and Rescue discovered Riess’ dog and some of her personal belongings. Lyon County Search and Rescue ground operations were shut down at dusk; however, the LCSO Technology Team continued an aerial search of the area through the night, utilizing LCSO Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) equipped with night vision and thermal sensor technology.

As of 8:00 A.M. on April 19, 2023 Riess is still missing and Lyon County Search and Rescue have recommenced ground operations in an effort to locate her.

Anyone who has any information regarding the whereabouts of Nike Antonia Riess is urged to contact the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at (775) 463-6620.

Callers may also remain anonymous by contacting Secret Witness: at or by text or phone at (775) 322-4900.

Jeffrey S. Miller

Central Commander

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

(775) 463-6600 ext. 3010

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