Husband charged with murder of missing woman Novy Chardon

UPDATE: The husband of missing Coomera woman Novy Chardon has been formally charged with murder.

“Following an extensive police investigation spanning just over three years police have charged a man over the disappearance and death of 34-year-old Novy Chardon,” Police said in a statement on Friday.

The Gold Coast businessman, 68, was taken into custody at the Brisbane Watchhouse this morning and charged with the murder of the missing mother-of-two.


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The 34-year-old 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.

Her body has never been found.

Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson said her disappearance had seen police officers and detectives from the Gold Coast and the State Crime Command Homicide Investigation Squad work together in a relentless pursuit of justice for Mrs Chardon and her loved ones.

“Today we see the culmination of the hard work done by all officers involved in this investigation. There have been thousands of hours spent by investigators, intelligence officers and forensic specialists to try and bring closure to Mrs Chardon’s loved ones with the charging of a man today,” said Detective Superintendent Hutchinson.

Mr Chardon briefly appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today where he was remanded in custody.

He is due to face court again in August.

EARLIER: The husband of missing Coomera woman Novy Chardon has been arrested.

The Gold Coast businessman, 68, was taken into custody at the Brisbane Watchhouse this morning.

He is expected to be charged with the missing mother-of-two’s murder.

The 34-year-old 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.

Her body has never been found, however police have long believed she was murdered.

More to come.

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