$250,000 reward offered to solve Novy Chardon case

Police continue to investigate the disappearance of Upper Coomera mother Novy Chardon, who has now been missing for 12 months.

Police continue to investigate the disappearance of Upper Coomera mother Novy Chardon, who has now been missing for 12 months.

A $250,000 reward is being offered for information on the disappearance and suspected murder of Gold Coast woman Novy Aristananda Chardon.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey approved the reward for details that lead to the apprehension and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of Mrs Chardon.


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Indemnity from prosecution may also be offered to any accomplice who offers information, but this will be at the discretion of the Queensland Police Commissioner.

Mrs Chardon, 34, was last seen at her Upper Coomera home on February 6, 2013. Her car was found abandoned in Bowden Street near the Nerang train station five days later.

Police believe she was murdered and suspect more than one person was involved.

Last week, police dug up a Mt Nathan backyard in search of a white Ford F100 ute that may be linked with the case. The search failed to find the whole vehicle but found car parts that may be linked to the suspected murder.

Novy Chardon search

Police bring an excavator to the Mt Nathan home to dig up sections of the back yard. PICTURE: Darren Curtis from Channel Nine News.

The male occupant of the Mt Nathan house has denied anything to do with Mrs Chardon’s disappearance, but is an associate of Mrs Chardon’s husband, John.

Mr Chardon has been a person of interest in the case but has said he has no knowledge of her whereabouts.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey said detectives have been working around the clock to solve the case.

“We hope this reward may act as an incentive for anyone who knows about Mrs Chardon’s disappearance to come forward,” he said.

“This reward reflects the serious nature of this crime and the need to generate information from the public to continue this investigation.

“The Newman Government is committed to improving law and order in Queensland and cracking unsolved crimes is an important part of that pledge.”

Anyone with information which could assist police is asked to contact:
•The Coomera Criminal Investigation Branch, Phone (07) 5514 7755;
•The Homicide Investigation Group, Brisbane Phone (07) 3364 4150
•Any Police Station; or
•Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

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