One year on, Upper Coomera mum Novy Chardon still missing

ONE year on, mystery continues to surround the disappearance of Upper Coomera mother Novy Chardon.

There has been no sign of the 34-year-old since she disappeared from her home during the night of February 6, 2013.

The Brisbane Times reports, earlier that day Ms Chardon visited her Gold Coast solicitor with a friend to discuss her divorce from a man 31 years her senior.


John Chardon claims the decision to divorce was a mutual one, following 11 years of marriage.

After meeting with her divorce lawyer, Ms Chardon dropped her friend home and went to collect her young son and daughter, aged seven and nine, from school.

Later that evening, Ms Chardon left her Bridie Drive home with her daughter and returned to her friend’s house. There, Ms Chardon began preparing her affidavit for the upcoming divorce proceedings.

At 8.50pm, Ms Chardon dropped her daughter back home. She and her friend then drove to the BP station near Days Road, Upper Coomera, before stopping by the neighbouring McDonald’s drive-through.

CCTV cameras captured the last images of Ms Chardon, refuelling her car and ordering food, wearing red shorts and a grey shirt.

The two women then drove to a Thai restaurant at Runaway Bay, where the husband of Ms Chardon’s friend worked. The pair sat in the four-wheel-drive for some time, while Ms Chardon sent a text message to another friend about arrangements for a new website for her home-based beauty business.

She arrived home between 10.30pm and 11pm, according to her husband.

Mr Chardon says he woke about 7am on Thursday to find his wife missing.

At 8.45am, he booked flights for his two children to join him on a pre-planned business trip to Indonesia. “I couldn’t find her. I couldn’t leave them home alone,” he told Fairfax Media.

The next day, he boarded a plane for Indonesia with his daughter and son.

It was a friend of Ms Chardon’s from Sydney who reported the 34-year-old mother missing on Saturday, February 8.

Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Ms Chardon is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.