Washoe County Sheriff’s Office seeks assistance locating a missing juvenile 

Angela Sloan. Photos submitted

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

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

Daffern is described as a juvenile Caucasian female, approximately 5’0”, 90 to 95 pounds, 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 July 24, 2023 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 Daffern or Sloan to call Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Fitzmier at (775) 745-3010 or by email at ttfitzmier@washoecounty.gov, reference case No. WC23-3627.

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


This is the vehicle Angela Sloan is believed to be driving.