Friday, January 08, 2010

Hunt still on for missing woman

Hunt still on for missing woman
08 Jan, 2010 04:00 AM
The Sydney Homicide Squad and Orana detectives are continuing to investigate the mystery disappearance of Dubbo woman Lateesha Nolan.

The mother of four was last seen at her grandmother’s West Dubbo home on January 4, 2005.

Ms Nolan was then aged 24 and described as 165cm tall, of medium build and complexion with green/hazel eyes and brown hair.

Her car was later found abandoned near the Macquarie River.

Ms Nolan is one of at least 11 women missing in NSW - six of whom were last seen between Katoomba and Dubbo.

Orana Local Area Command crime manager Detective Inspector Rod Blackman yesterday reiterated the grave fears held for Ms Nolan’s safety and welfare.

He renewed calls for people to come forward with information.

According to Police Media, investigating officers have received more than 1000 pieces of information from the public about the disappearance of Ms Nolan.

“We are constantly receiving information and rely on members of the public to tell us anything they know,’’ a spokesperson said.

Ms Nolan is the cousin of fugitive Malcolm Naden who is wanted for questioning in relation to her disappearance.

Police are also seeking Naden in relation to the death of Dubbo mother of two Kirsty Scholes.

The body of Ms Scholes was found in a house in Bunglegumbie Drive, West Dubbo on June 23, 2005.

An additional arrest warrant for Naden has been issued in relation to a 2004 offence of indecently assaulting a child.

Police believe Naden is at large somewhere in NSW. In 2005 a sighting at Taronga Western Plains Zoo resulted in an extensive search of the area.

As of November 2008 he was believed to be hiding in bushland hills in the Kempsey region.

Anyone with information about Naden is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Last year Deputy State Coroner Carl Milovanovich called on the NSW Government to set up a special taskforce to reinvestigate a string of unsolved missing person cases, including Lateesha Nolan.

Ms Nolan’s family continues to appeal for public assistance in relation to her disappearance.

Ms Nolan was born Lateesha Jane Peet at Dubbo on May 23 1980. She is known to friends as Teesha.


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