says the case can be solved; however, the trail is cold and no arrest seems likely in the immediate future.
An employee of Amy's Cafe in Madison, apparently met Nolan at another nearby bar called the Lava Lounge. A witness apparently told police that the employee and Nolan walked out of the bar together because another male bar patron was harassing Nolan. Supposedly, the employee of Amy's walked out with Nolan, but then Nolan went back into the bar to use the bathroom. The problem is that no one has an accurate description of the alleged male patron. Furthermore, surveillance video fails to show any "person of interest" talking to Nolan. For more details see:
Nolan family's web site
A $10,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Kelly Nolan's death. Madison Police Department remains open to information by calling (608) 266-6014.
Update 2-25-13: It was requested that we not let our readers forget Kelly Nolan. No chance we would. Kelly has been gone for five and a half years. She was murdered after spending a night out with friends The murderer of the 22-year-old UW-Whitewater student has yet to be identified. John Summers was one of two lead detectives on the case. He retired in July of 2010 form the Madison Police Department and is now a special agent with the Cold Case Unit of the state Department of Justice's Criminal Investigation. Since his retirement he has discussed the discovery of Kelly's body found in a wooded area 10 miles away from where she had last been seen.
Detective Dave Gouran, who took over the investigation, and Detective Lorie Anderson have vowed not to let the case grow cold. Yet time may be an enemy to the discovery of the truth. Gouran told the press that "...some good suspects had been disproven. You can spend a lot of time and effort on really good-looking leads." Kelly's family has spoken little publicly since the July 9, 2007 discovery of their daughter. Obviously they are devastated by the loss of their daughter.
In January 2008 Joel Marino, 31, was stabbed by a former UW-Madison student during a robbery in his West Shore Drive home. In April 2008 UW-Madison junior Brittany Zimmermann, 21, was stabbed and strangled in her West Doty Street apartment. Zimmermann's killer has not been found; however, at this point there is no evidence that it is connected to Kelly Nolan's death.
On the night Nolan disappeared, she went to Memorial Union before heading Downtown with friends. Shortly after Kelly's disappearance, an employee of Amy's Café allegedly told the State Journal he started walking Nolan home from the Lava Lounge, 461 W. Gilman St., toward her Mifflin Street apartment. This man left Kelly after they allegedly ran into another man who had been at the Lava Lounge. The employee of the Cafe is not a suspect. The person Nolan left with is unknown. In sum, no current suspects or persons of interest. The case is old, but not forgotten.