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Coomera woman Novy Chardon's husband remains overseas as police step up the search for clues into her disappearance

POLICE are searching for clues into the disappearances of Coomera mother Novy Chardon. Source: Supplied

THE husband of missing Gold Coast woman Novy Chardon says he is "extremely worried and concerned" but will not say when he will return from a business trip to Indonesia.

John Chardon, 65, had told media outlets his wife was "crazy" and should "get her stupid bloody arse" home after she disappeared from their Upper Coomera home last Wednesday night.

The Loganholme lubricant company boss flew to Indonesia last Friday, taking their children, 7 and 9, with him.

Speaking by phone from Jakarta, Mr Chardon told The Courier-Mail on Tuesday afternoon he knew "nothing" about his wife's disappearance.

"I don't know anything (about what happened to Mrs Chardon). I'm still extremely worried and concerned and all the media ringing is just more stress for me and the kids."

Police would not say if they had asked Mr Chardon to return to Australia but remain in contact with him.

"We haven't spoken to him personally today but we have access to him and he is available to speak to us whenever we wish," regional crime co-ordinator  Superintendent David Hutchinson said.

"I think it's fair to say that the longer this lasts, the more concerned we become,"  Superintendent  Hutchinson told media outside Coomera police station.

"It won't be very long now that it'll be a full week (since she went missing) and she hasn't made contact with family or friends. Obviously we're very concerned for her welfare."

Indonesian-born Mrs Chardon, 34, has not been seen or heard from since leaving her Upper Coomera home last Wednesday night.

Supt Hutchinson said police remain  in contact with Mrs Chardon's husband John, 65,  who took their two young children on a pre-planned business trip to Indonesia last Friday two days after his wife disappeared.

But Supt Hutchinson would not say when Mr Chardon was expected to return to Australia, or whether police had asked him to cut short his trip.

He also revealed Mrs Chardon's car may have been left abandoned near the Nerang railway station since she went missing last Wednesday night.

The 2009 Volvo wagon was found on Monday night and police are conducting forensics tests which they say is happening "slowly and methodically".

They also expect crime scene investigators to continue to comb the Chardon's Bridie Drive home "for a number of days".

Supt Hutchinson said police were keen to speak to anyone who may have seen Mrs Bowden's car before, during or after it was left outside a unit block in Bowden Court, Nerang.

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Earlier today, police abruptly cancelled a media conference they had called to give an update on the disappearance of the missing Gold Coast woman.

They had called the media conference for 1pm at Coomera police station but now say it has been cancelled due to 'operational reasons'.

Police say they hope to provide an update later in the day.

Earlier today, it was learned that reported sightings of missing Gold Coast mum Novy Chardon, including one of her hitch-hiking on the M1, are keeping police busy as they step up their investigation into her disappearance.

Members of the public have contacted police saying they saw a woman matching Mrs Chardon's description on the M1 at Mudgeeraba and also at Days Rd, Coomera.

Police were dispatched to both locations but Mrs Chardon remains missing.

"It's good that people are keeping an eye out," one officer said.

"We need all the eyes and ears out there we can get."

Mrs Chardon's late model Volvo SUV, in which she left her Upper Coomera home last Wednesday night, was found on Monday night parked in a street near the Nerang railway station.

Her husband John flew to Indonesia on a pre-planned business trip last Friday, taking their children, aged 7 and 9, with him.

Police have spoken to him by phone but are anxious for him to return so they can question him in person.

The Chardons' Bridie Dr home remains a crime scene and detectives from the Homicide and Major and Organised Crime squads are involved in the investigation.

Police will hold a media conference at 1pm to provide an update.

Overnight, it was reported that the car belong to missing Gold Coast woman, Novy Chardon, had been found as police continue their hunt for the mother-of-two.

Police confirmed they found a dark-coloured Volvo 4WD with number plates matching those belonging to missing Gold Coast woman Novy Chardon.

The car was found near the railway station at Bowden Court, Nerang about 6pm last night.

Ms Chardon was last seen driving the car last Wednesday, February 6 but has not been heard from since.

Meanwhile, her husband John, who is overseas, has urged her to "get her a--- home".

Mr Chardon, 65, took their son, 7, and daughter, 9, to Indonesia on Friday, two days after his wife, 34, disappeared from the couple's Upper Coomera home.

Police say Mr Chardon, who owns a Loganholme lubricant products company, left on a pre-booked business trip to Jakarta on Friday night but had not planned to take the children with him.

They will not confirm if he is a suspect in his Indonesian-born wife's disappearance but officers say they are keeping all options open.

Speaking from Indonesia last night, Mr Chardon said he was in a meeting and "too upset" to talk.

He earlier told Channel 10 that his wife should "get her stupid bloody a--- home" and revealed they were going through a divorce.

"She's done this sort of thing (disappeared) before, just not for such a long time," he said.

Regional crime co-ordinator Superintendent David Hutchinson said detectives had spoken to Mr Chardon in Jakarta by phone and were expecting him to return to Australia "hopefully soon" to answer questions.

"He hasn't been able to tell us where she is at the moment," Supt Hutchinson said.

"At this point in time, we believe he was the last one to see her on the Wednesday night. There was no plan initially for him to take the children, but he has since taken the children."

Supt Hutchinson said Mrs Chardon had previously gone away by herself "for a day or so" and her husband was not concerned at first.

"He obviously has more concern now that she hasn't turned up," he said.

Mrs Chardon, who runs a beauty business from her home, left the Bridie Drive residence in her late model Volvo 4WD on Wednesday night and has not been seen or heard of since.

She was reported missing by a concerned friend and police established a major crime scene at the family's home.

"The truth of the matter is we don't know where she is and we don't know why she hasn't come home," Supt Hutchinson said.

"The overall circumstances are concerning for us. She hasn't spoken with family or friends since last Wednesday night (and) that in itself is out of character. We are concerned for her welfare."

Supt Hutchinson appealed for Mrs Chardon, or anyone with information about her disappearance, to contact them. He said police were keen to locate her dark blue Volvo, registration number 860 LTZ.

Mrs Chardon's friend Maria Phillips said: "I hope she is somewhere safe."

 

Concerned husband of missing mum Novy Chardon says he won't return early from business trip

 
A MAN who earlier described his missing wife as "crazy" and told her to get her "a---" home yesterday said he was "extremely worried and concerned" about her.

John Chardon, whose wife Novy Chardon is missing from their Gold Coast home, said however that he had no immediate plans to return from a business trip to Indonesia. The 65-year-old took their two children to Jakarta last Friday on a pre-booked business trip two days after his 34-year-old wife went missing.

His comments follow reports that a witness said he saw clothes strewn around Mrs Chardon's car, which was found abandoned in Nerang on Monday, and a group of people acting suspiciously.

"I don't know when I'm coming back," Mr Chardon told The Courier-Mail by phone from the Indonesian capital. "The police have said they don't need to talk to me at the moment - I'm not the suspect they thought I might have been.

"I don't know anything (about what happened to Mrs Chardon). I'm still extremely worried and concerned and all the media ringing is just more stress for me and the kids."

On Monday, Mr Chardon said his wife had left home before and would be back. Police said they were having discussions with Mr Chardon but would not say if they had asked him to cut short his business trip and come home.

Regional crime co-ordinator Superintendent David Hutchinson said police were becoming increasingly concerned for Mrs Chardon.

"I think it's fair to say that the longer this lasts, the more concerned we become," Supt Hutchinson said.

Meanwhile, witness Karl Kristiansen said he saw a group of people acting suspiciously and clothes strewn around Mrs Chardon's late model Volvo wagon, which was found abandoned in Bowden Court, near Nerang railway station.

"It was about 10am on Sunday morning - there was a bit of activity going on," Mr Kristiansen said. "A balding, stocky bloke and a young woman were trying to jump-start a little white Corolla with a Falcon. They were looking across the road (at Mrs Chardon's car) and there was another older lady standing there, looking anxious.

"It looked suspicious, especially with all the clothes around the car. I just kept my eye on them."

Mr Kristiansen said police had knocked on his door on Sunday night and took his statement.

Police are conducting forensic tests on the Volvo, with crime scene investigators expected to comb the Chardons' Bridie Drive home for several days.

There were unconfirmed sightings of Mrs Chardon yesterday, including one of a woman matching her description hitchhiking on the M1.

Supt Hutchinson said police welcomed any information and were especially keen to hear from anyone who saw her vehicle.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major and Organised Crime squads are involved in the investigation.

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SES to search Gold Coast bushland for missing mother Novy Chardon

SES volunteers will today search bushland behind missing Gold Coast mother Novy Chardon's home, as police step up their investigation into her disappearance.

The development came as desperate friends of Mrs Chardon took to her Facebook page, pleading for her to return home if she was still alive.

Last night marked a week since Mrs Chardon disappeared from her Upper Coomera home, and police admit their concerns are growing.

Her Facebook page remains open and friends have posted heartfelt messages on her wall.

"Novy darling . . . where are you?????? . . . please safe return home . . . we all miss (you)," friend Paul Macdowell wrote.

Another friend, Karen Ribbon, posted: "Novy i hope u are safe and came bk real soon. will be praying for you." A friend, who did not want to be named, told The Courier-Mail: "We're all just waiting for news and hoping she will be safe."

As crime scene investigators continued to comb Mrs Chardon's Upper Coomera home, detectives said there had been no significant breakthrough since her car was found near Nerang railway station on Monday night.

But regional crime co-ordinator Superintendent David Hutchinson said information was flooding in from the public and a large team of detectives was sifting through it.

"We are running out every bit of information coming in, and that takes time," he said.

Supt Hutchinson said the SES search of bushland behind Mrs Chardon's home was routine and not sparked by a lead.

Mrs Chardon's husband John remains in Indonesia, where he flew on a business trip with their children last Friday, two days after she went missing. Police have said that while the trip was pre-booked, he had not planned to take the children, aged 7 and 9.

Mr Chardon told The Courier-Mail on Tuesday police did not consider him a suspect and he had no immediate plans to return from Indonesia.

Police said they were in contact with Mr Chardon and he was available to speak to them "whenever we wish".

Supt Hutchinson said police were especially keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Mrs Chardon's dark blue late-model Volvo wagon, registration number 860 LTZ, before or after it was abandoned in Bowden Court, Nerang.

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Gold Coast mother Novy Chardon missing for more than two months

GOLD Coast mum Novy Chardon would have turned 35 last Monday. But instead of celebrating with her, sad friends turned to her Facebook page to post heartfelt birthday messages to a woman they know in their hearts is almost certainly dead.

"Happy Birthday Novy, wishing you well wherever you are xox," one friend wrote.

Another posted: "to dear . . . friend Novy . . . wishing you a happy birthday my friend! hope your are safe and please come home your kids need you and we all miss you my beautiful friend."

It has been more than two months since Mrs Chardon, a mother of two young children, went missing from her Upper Coomera home, sparking a large-scale murder investigation.

Ironically, one of her favourite TV shows according to her Facebook profile, is Cold Case.

But police say that while leads have dried up, the investigation remains very active.

"This doesn't go anywhere near a cold case," police acting regional crime co-ordinator Brian Swan said. "We still have a team of detectives from the Coomera CIB and Homicide and Major and Organised Crime squads working diligently on the investigation."

With Mrs Chardon having made no contact with family or friends, used her phone or accessed bank accounts, police are convinced she is dead - most likely as a result of foul play.

"We don't have an identified suspect but we are certainly looking at persons of interest," Acting Superintendent Swan said.

Mrs Chardon's husband, John, who took their two children, 9 and 7, on a business trip to Indonesia two days after she went missing on February 6, has been quizzed by detectives and also provided DNA samples.

But Mr Chardon, 65, has publicly denied any involvement in the disappearance of his younger Indonesian-born wife.

Contacted last week by The Sunday Mail, Mr Chardon said: "I don't talk to the media. I don't even read newspapers."

Mrs Chardon's late model Volvo SUV was found abandoned near Nerang railway station soon after she disappeared. Police say her belongings, including two suitcases, remain missing.

Speaking from her home in Indonesia last month, Mrs Chardon's mother told The Courier-Mail her daughter loved her children too much to just leave them.

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Novy Chardon: Search for Gold Coast woman 'not over' two years after disappearance

By Josh Bavas - ABC

Updated

It has been two years since Gold Coast woman Novy Chardon disappeared, with police fearing she was murdered.

Detectives are convinced more than one person is behind her death and her killers are still at large.

Her husband John Chardon has previously been named by his own lawyer as the chief suspect, although Mr Chardon denies any involvement.

Timeline of Novy Chardon's disappearance:

 

Ms Chardon, 34, was last seen on security footage paying for fuel at a Gold Coast service station the night she vanished: February 6, 2013.

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

The mother of two's body has never been found despite an extensive search of a property last week at Advancetown in the Gold Coast hinterland.

Just two days after Ms Chardon disappeared, her husband travelled to Indonesia on business with their two children.

The couple was on the brink of divorce after an 11-year marriage, Mr Chardon was 31 years her senior and had made his money on industrial lubricants.

Police said he was still one of many suspects, despite Mr Chardon denying any involvement in her death.

Detective Superintendent David Hutchinson said her killers were still at large.

A $250,000 reward is on offer and anyone who knew how she was killed but was not directly involved would be offered indemnity if they came forward.

"We are convinced that there are people out there in the public who know more information and haven't come forward," Det Supt Hutchinson.

"We have progressed quite significantly over the last two years and we still have a number of avenues to follow.

"The efforts we've put in so far would show the commitment that the detectives have. It's not over yet, we still have inquires to go."

There have been a number of breakthroughs in the case, but they are yet to lead to any real evidence that would result in a conviction.

Last year, police dug up a yard at Mount Nathan in the Gold Coast hinterland after a tip-off; where they found parts of a ute which they believe was in the area the night Ms Chardon disappeared.

Police have also made inquiries in Ms Chardon's home country of Indonesia, where she met her husband and where her family lives.