Novy Chardon
Novy Chardon

Novy Chardon: 69-year-old man charged with murder

POLICE have confirmed they will charge a 68-year-old man with the murder of Novy Chardon, who disappeared from the Gold Coast more than three years ago.

Police have laid the charges against the man despite having "no trace of her" since she was last seen at her Upper Coomera home on February 6, 2013.

Police announced a 68-year-old man from Upper Coomera had been charged just after midday on Friday.

He will face Brisbane Magistrates Court later on Friday.

Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson said the charges follow "thousands of hours" of work by investigators, intelligence workers and forensic teams.

The investigation involved officers from the Gold Coast, homicide investigators who came together "in a relentless pursuit of justice for Mrs Chandon 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," Det Supt Hutchinson said.


Novy Chardon: Husband expected to be charged with murder

MISSING Gold Coast woman Novy Chardon's husband is expected to be charged with her murder.

Ms Chardon, 34, originally from Indonesia, has been missing since February 2013.

CCTV cameras captured the last images of Ms Chardon at the Upper Coomera McDonald's and BP Service Station where she was seen ordering food and wearing red shorts and a grey shirt.

Her car was found abandoned at Nerang train station days later.

Her body has never been found, despite several searches, including an excavation at a rural Advancetown property last year and a similar endeavour at Mt Nathan the year before.

The Gold Coast Bulletin reported her husband John Chardon was arrested at the Brisbane Watchhouse this morning and is expected to be charged with murder.

Earlier, Mr Chardon made headlines when he said he had one message for his wife: "Tell her to get your stupid bloody arse home mate ...

"Haha, no just tell her she's gotta come home."

Mr Chardon flew to Jakarta with their two young children, saying at the time he was not concerned about his wife.

He said his wife had disappeared for short periods of time in the past.

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