Fresh twist in 2012 death of Cranebrook woman Cheryl Ardler

Cheryl Ardler.
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A man will face court today charged after allegedly concealing information in relation to the suspicious death of a woman in Cranebrook a decade ago.

Cheryl Ardler, aged 41, was last seen by neighbours on Greenhalgh Road, Cranebrook, on Wednesday, December 12 2012.

After failing to hear from Ms Ardler and holding concerns for her welfare, her family reported her missing in June 2013.

Detectives from Nepean Police Area Command established Strike Force Bardsley to investigate her disappearance, and despite exhaustive inquiries and numerous searches, Ms Ardler was not located.

On Sunday May 6, 2018, human remains were located in bushland near Laycock Street, Cranebrook, which were later forensically confirmed to be Ms Ardler.

Detectives from the Unsolved Homicide Unit, with the assistance of Nepean Police Area Command, commenced a renewed investigation which led to the arrest and charge of a man in April 2019. He has since been convicted of manslaughter.

About 9.30pm yesterday, a 38-year-old man spoke with Unsolved Homicide Unit detectives at Penrith Police Station.

He was subsequently arrested and charged with ‘improperly interfere with corpse or human remains’, and ‘conceal serious indictable offence of another person’.

The Kingswood man has been refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.

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