December 7, 2018 – Last night, around midnight, the Sheriff’s Office concluded a three-day search warrant service at the residence of 48-year-old Donald J. Nader, who we believe has been missing since the later part of 2016.

This agency’s investigators were assisted by several surrounding agencies, to include the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Forensic Services, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office, the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office, the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and by Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue personnel.

During the execution of the search warrant, investigators located signs of what may have been a violent struggle in the residence but further analysis is required of the evidence we have collected.

Investigators still need statements from potential witnesses, to include statements from Mr. Nader’s wife, Marnay Nader, who has been a fugitive from justice since June arrests in both California and Idaho.

Developments in this case have led investigators to believe Mr. Nader’s disappearance is suspicious, and this agency will be treating this investigation as a homicide investigation pending evidence to the contrary. This investigation is ongoing, and anyone who believes they may have information pertinent to this investigation is encouraged to call the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (530)265-1263.