If that prior will revoked the former will then it become null and void once the new will was signed. So you must find a signed copy. If that is the case then the first will is void. As a result, the father died intestate and the rules of intestate succession would control who gets his estate.
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You cannot afford NOT to see a lawyer. A consultation costs very liitle. If a new will was written and this can be proven, even though it was later destroyed, the new will usually revokes the old one, meaning there is no will. This is a complex legal issue for which you need to see a lawyer.