Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mick Peet desperate to face Malcolm Naden over the whereabouts of his missing daughter Lateesha Nolan
 Mick Peet desperate to face Malcolm Naden over the whereabouts of his missing daughter Lateesha Nolan

    Yoni Bashan Police Reporter
    The Sunday Telegraph
    March 25, 2012 12:00AM

Questions Mick Peet with a photo of his missing daughter Lateesha Picture Paul Beutel Source The Sunday Telegraph

Mick Peet desperate to face Malcolm Naden over the whereabouts of his missing daughter Lateesha Nolan

THE father of a missing Dubbo woman suspected to have been murdered by Malcolm Naden will ask police if he can confront Naden in supermax jail and ask him: "Do you know where my daughter is?" Mick Peet, whose daughter Lateesha Nolan disappeared from outside Naden's home on January 4, 2005, will make the appeal to NSW Police to speak with the captured fugitive face-to-face.
"I'd like to walk straight up to him, they can handcuff me and put my hands behind my back, I won't touch him - I just want to look him straight in the eyes and ask him: "Do you know where Lateesha is?" Mr Peet told The Sunday Telegraph.
"I'm going to ask the police. I'd really like to do it. I'd be able to tell if he knows something or not if I looked him in the eyes.
"I don't want to grab him by the throat; I just want to look him in the face - there are so many things I want to know."

Mr Peet described the feeling of hearing of Naden's capture on Thursday morning as the equivalent to "seeing all your numbers come up on Lotto".
But he said Naden's capture was only "step one" in the hunt for personal closure.
"I was terrified he would be shot or would shoot himself and every day we hoped that wouldn't happened," he said.
"I praise the police a heap for bringing him in alive. (Capturing him) was step one - now there's step two and we want the answers.
"I'd like to ask him where my daughter is."
Naden was charged on Thursday with the murder of his cousin Kristy Scholes, 24, in 2005, two counts of aggravated indecent assault and shooting at a police officer.
Authorities indicated at a brief court mention that further charges may be laid against him in the near future.
Mr Peet said investigators have been cautious about indicating whether they had any new leads on his daughter's whereabouts.
"They just keep saying: 'We'd love to tell you Mick, but we just can't'," he said.

Australia's 'most wanted man' arrested
Murder suspect, charged over 2005 death of his cousin, apprehended by police after more than seven years on the run.
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 09:40

Dad's relief after fugitive caught

A BUNDABERG dad is overjoyed after being told Malcolm John Naden, the man wanted over the disappearance of his daughter, has finally been captured.

Jean and Mick Peet are ecstatic after hearing the news that Malcolm Naden, who was wanted over the disappearance of Mick’s daughter Lateesha Nolan, has been captured.
Scottie Simmonds
WHEN Mick Peet's phone rang at 1.45am yesterday, he was tempted not to answer it, thinking it was a drunken mate on the end of the line.
But that phone call changed the Innes Park man's life.
It brought him the news he has been waiting to hear for the past seven years - Malcolm John Naden, the man wanted over the disappearance of his daughter, had finally been captured.
"I got a phone call from New South Wales detectives and they said: 'We've got him'," he said.
"I just went weak at the knees."
Mr Peet's daughter, Lateesha Nolan, disappeared from her home in Dubbo, NSW, in January 2005.
Naden, her cousin, has been wanted in relation to her disappearance, as well as the alleged murder of Ms Nolan's friend, 24-year-old Kristy Scholes, and an aggravated indecent assault of a 15-year-old girl.
'The new Ned Kelly': the world revels in Naden
Amy McNeilage March 23, 2012

Malcolm Naden.

"The new Ned Kelly". "Long lost convict". "Martial arts expert". "Bad bush tucker man".
These are just some of the colourful descriptions the international media have drawn on in their reporting of the capture of Malcolm Naden yesterday.
"Australia's most wanted man" has made headlines on dozens of international news websites, from Britain to India.
Some lean towards the romantic, while others venture from the facts entirely.
Much of the coverage has compared Mr Naden to notorious bushranger Ned Kelly.
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However, the British edition of the International Business Times has taken it one step further, weighing his survival skills against those of British train robber Ronnie Biggs, Carlos the Jackal and even Osama Bin Laden.
The bulk of the international coverage appears to have come from the three major international news wires, Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Reuters.
The AP story includes NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione's description of Mr Naden as a "master bushman", before explaining to readers this is "an Australian term for a wilderness survival expert".
The French news wire AFP draws parallels with "working-class hero" Ned Kelly, while Reuters said he lived "like an animal" in the rugged wilderness.
Britain's Telegraph put its own spin on the story, pouncing on a Herald headline from late last year that described the fugitive as "the bad bush tucker man".
It reported that his crafty bush skills have earnt him "an almost mythic status" in Australia.
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"Naden, known as a quiet recluse, was a martial arts expert and avid reader of the Bible, crime books and survival manuals," the story read. "He is believed to have lived off wild nuts, berries and peaches as well as prey such as wallabies and wombats."
The most interesting account may have come from Canada's Oye! Times, which looks to have taken more than a little creative licence, producing a largely fictional story.
It claims the "long lost convict" was being hunted for "the murder of a uniform policeman last December". (In fact, an officer was wounded and recovered.)
The sensational story also claims "prize money" of $100,000 was being offered to "anyone who catches him alive or dead".
"This was the first time ever in the criminal history of Australia that a bait this high was put, after Ned Kelly in the last century," the story claimed.
The NSW government did announce a $250,000 reward late last year. However, this was not for Mr Naden's head but for information leading to his capture.


Mick Peet wants to ask Naden (pictured here at the moment of his arrest) if he knows where his daughter Lateesha is. Picture: Police Media Source: The Daily Telegraph
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