Cadaver dog used in search for missing Nevada County man, authorities say |

Cadaver dog used in search for missing Nevada County man, authorities say

Donald J. Nader

Nevada County authorities said Tuesday they’re searching for a man missing for two years — possibly the victim of foul play — after finding drugs and guns at his home months ago.

The Sheriff’s Office said that Donald J. Nader, 48, was last seen during late summer or early fall of 2016. They discovered his disappearance after serving a search warrant on his home in June, a move stemming from a narcotics complaint about his 18332 Lawrence Way house in Alta Sierra Estates.

“We found narcotics and guns,” Lt. Rob Bringolf said. “We believe it was his wife who was selling narcotics.”

Authorities in June issued an arrest warrant for a woman named Marnay Nader on two counts each of possession of a controlled substance for sale. She also faces a charge of possession of an assault weapon and two accusations of being prohibited from possessing ammunition or weapons, Superior Court records state.

Marnay Nader remained at-large on Tuesday, court records show.

On Monday the Sheriff’s Office again searched Nader’s home. A dog trained in searching for cadavers was on the scene, Bringolf said.

The lieutenant characterized the investigation as a missing person’s case that’s possibly linked to a crime.

“It’s not what we’ve found,” the lieutenant said of the months-long investigation. “It’s what we haven’t found. We haven’t been able to find him.”

Officers have spoken to friends, family and neighbors. No one has seen Nader since 2016, Bringolf said.

“We have reason to believe he’s still missing and a victim of foul play,” he added.

Anyone with information should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 530-265-1263.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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