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Man charged over the alleged concealment of Cheryl Ardler's death - Homicide Squad

Tuesday, 13 December 2022 12:08:25 PM

A man will face court today charged after allegedly concealing information in relation to the suspicious death of a woman in Sydney’s west a decade ago.

Cheryl Ardler, aged 41, was last seen by neighbours on Greenhalgh Road, Cranebrook, on Wednesday 12 December 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 6 May 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 (Monday 12 December 2022), 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 (Tuesday 13 December 2022).