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Fight to find Lateesha

Mick Nolan has spent the last five-and-a-half years looking for his missing daughter.
Mick Nolan has spent the last five-and-a-half years looking for his missing daughter. Mike Knott

SIX years after his daughter's disappearance, Mick Peet has been given fresh hope after the reward to capture her suspected killer, Malcolm Naden, was increased from $50,000 to $100,000.

Lateesha Nolan went missing in Dubbo in early January 2005 and Mr Peet said his daughter's disappearance never strayed far from his thoughts.

The concerned dad said he hoped the increased reward would encourage someone to come forward.

“There have been a lot of sightings of him in different places,” Mr Peet said.

“So if anyone is helping him or hiding him, they might think twice when they see the reward – $100,000 is a lot of money and money talks.”

Naden is the most wanted man in New South Wales for the murder of 24-year-old mother Kristy Scholes.

Lateesha, her friend, went missing on the same day and Mr Peet said he would not have closure until he knew what happened to his daughter.

“I will have no idea where my daughter is until Malcolm Naden is found,” he said.

Naden is believed to be living in bushland near Barrington Tops, living off kangaroos and only emerging on rare occasions as police have found his fingerprints at crime scenes of break-ins.

“The reward is for his capture, not his conviction, so that might encourage people as well,” Mr Peet said.

“We've been trying to get the reward raised for some time now, so it's good to see.”

Mr Peet said everyone affected by Naden needed answers.

“The Scholes family need justice served,” he said.

“This does bring hope – every bit of information that brings it back into the spotlight is good.”

Mr Peet said not many people knew of Naden.

“Whenever his name is mentioned, I want people to know who he is and what he has done,” Mr Peet said.

“He's often sighted and people don't know he is wanted until after.”




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