$100K reward offered for information into ‘suspicious’ disappearance of Sydney woman

A $100,000 reward has been announced for information into the disappearance Cheryl Ardler in 2012 in Cranebrook, with investigators treating her disappearance as suspicious.

Cheryl Ardler, who would now be 44, was last seen in an alley way near a bus stop on Geenhalg Road, Cranebrook, in early December 2012. She was living in the area at the time.

Cheryl was reported missing by family members in early 2013, following concerns for her welfare, as her disappearance was out of character.


Detectives from Penrith Local Area Command formed Strike Force Bardsley to investigate her disappearance.

An inquest into Cheryl’s death is scheduled to take place at Glebe Coroners Court in March 2016.

Following recent investigations, police now believe the circumstances surrounding her disappearance are suspicious.

As part of those investigations, detectives – with the assistance of the Dog Unit – have conducted searches of properties in Cranebrook, and recently in Villawood.

Cheryl is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, about 159cm tall, with a slim build.

Penrith Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Grant Healey, said Cheryl’s disappearance was out of character.

“Recent inquiries have lead police to believe that the circumstances surrounding Cheryl’s disappearance are suspicious,” Detective Inspector Healey said.

“Detectives, with the assistance of the Dog Unit, have searched properties in Cranebrook, and more recently in Villawood, as part of their investigations.

“Cheryl’s family are desperate to find out what happened to her.

“A $100,000 reward is now in place for information about Cheryl Ardler’s disappearance. We are hoping that the reward will prompt anyone with information about her disappearance to come forward,” Det Insp Healey said.