The Guardian AAP 17 June 2016
Gold Coast businessman John Chardon has been charged over the murder of his wife, Novy, more than three years after her disappearance. Chardon, 68, arrived at Brisbane’s police watchhouse in an unmarked government vehicle on Friday morning and was charged with the 34-year-old’s murder. He was due in Brisbane magistrates court later on Friday. Despite extensive searches and a $250,000 reward for information, her body has not been found.
QPS News 18 June 2016
The search for remains at Carole Park in relation to the ongoing suspected murder of Sharron Phillips has concluded with the process of sieving through the soil removed from the drain finished today.
The family have been notified. Nothing related to the on-going investigation has been identified. We remain committed to the investigation and continue to urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.
View at source: http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2016/06/18/update-2-search-remains-carole-park/
Sharron Phillips murder: Police find nothing at Carole Park dig site (Brisbane Times 18 June 2016)
The Courier Mail Jeremy Pierce and Greg Stolz June 17, 2016
POLICE have arrested Gold Coast businessman John Chardon over the murder of his missing wife Novy.
Ms Chardon, originally from Indonesia, was 34 when she disappeared in February 2013, sparking an extensive police investigation lasting more than three years.
Her husband John, who went to Indonesia “on business” just days after her disappearance, was immediately considered a suspect.
Read more: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/crime-and-justice/john-chardon-arrested-over-disappearance-of-wife-novy/news-story/954a546c40626b332545124203beb04b?sv=d05589e87493491239df4cd88eed71f5&utm_source=Courier%20Mail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial
Townsville Bulletin VICTORIA NUGENT June 17, 2016
A SCIENTIFIC expert will analyse blood spatters as part of the case against a man accused of stabbing his ex-partner to death.
Former soldier Dane Andrew Pilcher is charged with the murder of Corinne Henderson, 32, on September 26 last year in an Idalia unit.
Read more: http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/death-trial-hearing-set/news-story/9c9a354cecd94c410c3f1912f6bdb0c1
The [Gladstone] Observer
A METAL red-handled knife with a switch blade, police photos of thongs, a cap and blood stains found on a road and footpath have been produced as evidence in the trial of a 17-year-old Gladstone teenager accused of stabbing two brothers at a party.
The knife was found abandoned in grass down the street.
Sarah Dennis for the Crown said no DNA was found on its handle but a swab of the blade tested positive to the DNA profile match of Stephen Eilola, 26, and also to his brother Aaron Eilola, 19.
Read more: http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/stabbing-trial-day-3/3046088/
Brisbane Times 15 June 2016
Police have confirmed a body believed to be missing Gold Coast man Israel Jacob Telea was found Tuesday afternoon.
Brisbane Times Amy Mitchell-Whittington 14 June 2016
A man has suffered a chemical burn after a tanker spill in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.