Mohave County: Missing Kingman woman may be victim of serial predator

Posted at 3:54 PM, Jun 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-25 18:55:03-04

The disappearance of a Kingman woman has sparked suspicions that she may be the victim of a serial predator.

Mohave County Sheriff's officials say the circumstances surrounding 72-year-old Nancy Rae Hartz's disappearance echo that of two other women who went missing in 2008 and 2011.

Investigators say all three met the same man online, 69-year-old Robert Lawson Carnochan.

He is considered a person of interest in all three cases.

Hartz's daughter reported her missing in July 2015, roughly a month after Hartz left with a man later identified as Carnochan.

Deputies located him in April in Yucca, where he was living with another woman.

A Canadian citizen who has been living in the U.S. illegally, Carnochan is being held on unrelated charges of identity theft, forgery and weapons violations.