Two firearms have been recovered from a campsite, where a fingerprint was found belonging to fugitive Malcolm Naden.
New South Wales Police Force found the guns near where a shot was fired towards police, hitting an officer in the shoulder earlier in the month.
Search operation Commander, Assistant Commissioner Carlene York, addressed the media this morning with an update on the search for Naden.
Detectives from the Homicide Squad have been investigating Naden’s whereabouts under Strike Force Durkin.
Recently, their inquiries lead them to bushland near Nowendoc, on the Northern Tablelands.
Naden is wanted on warrants for the murder of a 24-year-old woman in Dubbo in June 2005 and an aggravated indecent assault against a girl. It is also believed he can assist police with their inquiries into the disappearance of a 24-year-old woman in Dubbo in January 2005.
Police have warned people not to approach Malcolm Naden under any circumstances and they believe he is armed.
A $250,000 reward has been issued for his capture and, since it was raised from $100,000, more than 70 calls have been received by Crime Stoppers.