Quiet vigil marks seven years

Mikey, Kiara, Jenny, Baby Rocko and Mick Peet will be holding an online candle light vigil for missing Lateesha Nolan.
Mikey, Kiara, Jenny, Baby Rocko and Mick Peet will be holding an online candle light vigil for missing Lateesha Nolan. Mike Knott

SEVEN years on and the heartbreak Innes Park man Mick Peet felt when he first discovered his 24-year-old daughter Lateesha Nolan had gone missing is just as fresh, just as painful.

The family will mark the anniversary of Ms Nolan's disappearance with a quiet vigil tomorrow.

In the past months memories of her disappearance have been stirred up yet again by the search for one of New South Wales' most wanted men, Malcolm John Naden, who is believed to have been involved in Ms Nolan's disappearance.

Naden was first spotted in early December in bushland near Nowendoc, west of Tamworth, and is suspected of shooting a police officer in the shoulder.

Naden has managed to evade police since the search began.

But the extensive search is not going to stop Mr Peet from observing seven years since he lost his daughter.

Mr Peet said family and friends would be holding a private vigil for his daughter at his Innes Park home.

The shattered father has also set up an online vigil on Facebook, where anyone can post messages of support to the family, and he is urging people to light a candle at 7pm in Ms Nolan's memory.

"The last four weeks have been pretty hectic," he said.

"It brings everything back from that day on."

Mr Peet is desperate for Naden to be captured alive so that he could provide answers on Ms Nolan's disappearance.

"I think they had their chance on that," Mr Peet said.

"I think he is going to be pretty hard to catch."

But that does not mean Mr Peet has given up on ever finding out what happened.

"Every day I hope that I have answers to her disappearance," he said.

Ms Nolan was last seen leaving her grandparents' house in the Dubbo area.

To join the online vigil, search "Lateesha Nolan" on Facebook.

Topics:  manhunt missing police wanted

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