Monday, October 11, 2010

Was it Naden’s hideout? BEN WALKER 12 Oct, 2010 04:00 AM

Was it Naden’s hideout?
12 Oct, 2010 04:00 AM
Detectives attached to the state homicide squad are yet to find evidence linking a campsite found by a pig hunter in the Barrington Tops to the state’s most wanted man Malcolm Naden.

A report in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald said the hunt for Naden had “been given its biggest break after a pig hunter stumbled across what is believed to be one of the murder suspect’s bush lairs”.

The story quoted the anonymous pig hunter, who said he was “convinced the campsite was the work of Naden because of its remote location, the amount of work that had been put into making it and some evidence discovered at the scene.”

Naden has been on the run from police for more than five years and is wanted in relation to the death of Kristy Scholes and the disappearance of his cousin Lateesha Nolan in 2005.

Last week members of Ms Nolan’s family questioned an idea put forward by the NSW opposition calling for the doubling of a reward leading to Naden’s capture.

They believe any increase would make Naden a target rather than lead to his capture and ruin any chance they had of finding out what happened to Ms Nolan.

The most recent information is being investigated by police, however, yesterday afternoon a spokesperson for the homicide squad said no link had been made.

“Detectives attached to the homicide squad continue to investigate and the investigation remains open,” the spokesperson said.

“At the moment there is no evidence of a link between the campsite and Malcolm Naden but we will continue to look into it.

“We encourage members of the public to keep coming forward with information, whether it be to their local police force or through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

“But members of the public should be aware that if they do sight Malcolm Naden, they should not approach him. Rather just contact police or Crime Stoppers immediately.”
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