Check farm sheds for wanted man: police
17:57 AEST Mon Aug 22 2005
Police are asking farmers in NSW's central west to check shearing and farm sheds and old homesteads for signs of a man sought over the death and disappearance of two women.
Detectives believe that expert bushman Malcolm John Naden may be hiding out in the Dubbo area after disappearing following the death of his cousin, 24-year-old mother of two Kristy Scholes.
Ms Scholes's body was found in Naden's bedroom at his grandmother's house at West Dubbo on June 22.
"We know he's out there somewhere. We just don't know where," Acting Detective Sergeant Shane Conant said.
"We're encouraging people to check old sheds, shearing sheds and old, unoccupied houses on their property."
Det Sgt Conant said appeals for information on Naden's whereabouts had yielded numerous calls but he refused to be drawn on whether there had been any reported sightings.
"We're getting a lot of info but we still can't find him; we're sifting through the information now," Det Sgt Conant said.
Police launched a statewide search for Naden following the discovery of Ms Scholes's body.
Another cousin, Lateesha Nolan, disappeared from the same house after dropping two of her four children off there on January 4 this year.
Naden, 31, who disappeared on June 20, the same day Ms Scholes went missing, is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, 177cm tall, of medium build, olive complexion, brown eyes, shaved head, and possibly a moustache and beard.
Dubbo police issued a warrant for Naden's arrest over the death of Ms Scholes but senior detectives say they also believe he can assist with inquiries into Ms Nolan's disappearance.