What police think Malcolm Naden may look like now.
What police think Malcolm Naden may look like now. Contributed

Reward for murderer doubles

THE reward for the capture of a man wanted in relation to the disappearance of a Bundaberg man's daughter has more than doubled.

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell announced yesterday morning the reward for the capture of Malcolm Naden would be increased from $100,000 to $250,000.

Naden is also accused of shooting a police officer during a huge manhunt in Nowendoc, near Tamworth, on Wednesday, and he has managed to evade police since.

Bundaberg man Mick Peet's daughter, Lateesha Nolan, disappeared from Dubbo in 2005 and Naden, her cousin, has been on the run until now.

Mr Peet told the News-Mail on Wednesday he was relieved officers were closing in on Naden.

"I don't want him injured. I want him to be able to tell me what happened to Lateesha," he said.

Naden is also wanted for the murder of 24-year-old Kristy Scholes.

The search for him in rugged terrain continues, despite weather hampering the search team's efforts.



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