THE search for Lateesha Nolan will not stop, her father, Mick Peet, said after hearing news Malcolm Naden has been charged with the murder of the then-24-year-old seven years ago.
“I’ve been waiting seven years for some form of justice for Lateesha. Today is a giant step in that direction, so we’re just pleased that something is being done,” Mr Peet said yesterday.
He hinted there was more information known by police, some of which they had passed on to him, but he is bound to keep this information in confidence.
Mr Peet said police told him the search for Lateesha would not stop and that surveyors would be used to try and chart the banks of the Macquarie River near Butlers Falls.
He said, in the seven years since the disappearance and death of Lateesha the river had changed its course and, by using surveyors, those changes could be predicted and used as part of the search.
“It’s been all the hard yards so far,” Mr Peet said.
“First they captured him, now they’ve charged him.
“The next step is to find Lateesha.”
Mr Peet said Naden’s move from the Goulburn SuperMax prison to Long Bay jail, where he was put on suicide watch, had initially concerned him, because Mr Peet thought there was an improved chance of escape.