Mick Peet hangs by the telephone, hoping for news of his daughter who has been missing for four years.
Mick Peet hangs by the telephone, hoping for news of his daughter who has been missing for four years. News Mail/Ron Burgin

Lateesha's father will never give up

IF Mick Peet won the lottery, he would spend every cent on hiring an army to help find his daughter.

But until then, he spends hours every day searching the internet and talking to people all over the country in an effort to find Lateesha Nolan, who went missing more than four years ago.

“I'm doing as much as I can to help find out what happened,” Mr Peet said.

The mother-of-four was last seen in Dubbo on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, when she was aged 24.

New South Wales Police and Mr Peet believe she may have been murdered by one of the most wanted men in New South Wales, Malcolm Naden, who is rumoured to be hiding in dense bushland around Dubbo zoo.

There is a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Naden, who is being hunted for the murder of Kristy Scholes whose body was found under his bed in 2005.

Mr Peet has set up a Facebook page and a website aimed at publicising Lateesha's disappearance, and has connected with hundreds of other people with missing family members across Australia.

“It's so hard on families, it just destroys your life,” Mr Peet said.

“I don't get much sleep, I'm on the computer until 2am most nights talking to people about it.”

He welcomed the start of Missing Persons Week, which he hoped would draw attention to outstanding missing persons investigations.

“When Daniel Morcombe went missing, everyone heard about it,” Mr Peet said.

“But no-one has really heard of Lateesha, or a lot of the missing people out there.”

Police are also investigating the disappearances of Miriam Vale property-owner Deidre Cunningham, 49, who vanished after leaving a party in Maroochydore, in June, 1994, and Marc Kristian Mietus, who was last seen in Childers in January 2000.



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