Malcolm Naden faces Sydney court

Police have charged accused murderer Malcolm Naden with 14 fresh offences, as they continue searching for another alleged victim in a Dubbo river.

The former abattoir worker remained in his high-security Goulburn prison cell today, his lawyers saying it was unnecessary to have him appear on the videolink.

The charges were not formally before the court as the paperwork has been lost in transit with Taree Court, but Strike Force Durkin officers have confirmed the charges have been laid.

They include 11 counts of break, enter and steal, two charges of breaking into a house or building and stealing items worth less than $15,000, and another charge of enter dwelling with intent to steal an item worth less than $60,000.

The charges are all understood to relate to his time on the run, police having previously alleged he broke into a number of premises during his seven years evading police capture.

During the brief mention today, DPP solicitor Kate Nightingale asked the case be adjourned until June 7, to allow time for remainder of the brief to be served.

Magistrate Julie Huber ordered that be done by June 5, two days before the case returns to court.

The former abattoir worker, 38, was captured on March 22 in a remote area west of Gloucester in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales.

He had been on the run from police since 2005.

Naden has been charged with the 2005 murder of Kristy Scholes and two counts of aggravated indecent assault on a 15-year-old girl.

Police have also charged him with intent to murder a police officer at Nowendoc on December 7, 2011.

Naden was also wanted over the disappearance of his cousin, Lateesha Nolan, who went missing months before Naden disappeared in 2005.

Detectives are still digging along the banks of the Macquarie River in a bid to locate Ms Nolan’s remains, after Naden himself provided them with information about her whereabouts.