Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Jul 27, 2023 - 4:05PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance Locating a Missing Juvenile

For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Kristin Vietti
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-328-6336
Cell: 775-895-0027

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating 12-year-old Arya Daffern.

Arya is currently believed to be with her non-custodial biological mother, 45-year-old Angela Sloan.

Arya is described as a juvenile Caucasian female, approximately 5’0'', 90-95lbs, and may have a shaved head.

Angela Sloan was last known to be driving a 2004 Volvo XC70 with a Nevada license plate of 904V70 and it was last seen on 7/24/23 in Ogden, Utah.

Sloan is transient and has previous ties to Missouri, Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah.

Investigators are asking that anyone with information on the whereabouts of Arya Daffern or Angela Sloan to please contact Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Fitzmier at (775)745-3010 or by email at, reference case # WC23-3627.

Information about this incident can also be sent to Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900 or





The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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