A native woman's ex-boyfriend was charged with murder six years after she disappeared.
Dennis French is accused of killing Cheryl Ardler in Cranebrook west of Sydney.
Ms. Ardler, 41, was reported missing shortly before Christmas 2012 before a boy found her bones buried in nearby scrubland in May last year.
Cheryl Ardler (photo), 41, was reported missing shortly before Christmas 2012 before a boy found her bones buried in the scrubland in May last year
Dennis French (picture) is accused of killing Cheryl Ardler in Cranebrook west of Sydney
After hearing the news today, Ms. Arlder's mother Irene said her daughter was "cruelly taken."
"Today's news is a very bittersweet moment for our family," she said in a statement.
"It is very difficult to know that our beautiful Cheryl will never come home and that she has been taken so cruelly from us.
Cheryl's smile lit up the room and her love of life was infectious.
“She is so loved by all of us and without her here our family just will not be the same.
Cheryl's smile lit up the room and her love of life was infectious
"As we are still dealing with this news, our family is currently asking for privacy."
French did not request bail on Friday morning for a court visit on unrelated matters and remains in detention.
When Ms. Ardler's remains were found, detective superintendent Scott Cook said the discovery was a "major breakthrough" in this case.
It prompted the police to announce a $ 750,000 reward for any information that could result in the arrest of Ms. Ardler's murderer or killers.
Nobody claimed the reward.
The unsolved homicide team has been working on the case since it was handed over to them after a coronary exam in 2016.
Assistant medical examiner Teresa O & # 39; Sullivan had concluded that Ms. Ardler had been murdered.
The investigation showed that Ms. Ardler came from a close-knit and loving family with whom she had regular contact.
When the remains were found last year, detective superintendent Scott Cook said the discovery was a "major breakthrough" in this case. Pictured: Mrs. Ardler's family
In 2016, it was also announced that Ms. Ardler's Facebook account was viewed more than 100 times after she disappeared.
On January 16, 2013 – three weeks after Ms. Ardler disappeared – a message saying "sucks 2 be u" was published on her account.
When Ms. Ardler disappeared, her friends and family saw unusual activities on her account.
Her photos were deleted, she used a different language, and she contacted people she would not normally reach through Facebook.
The investigation was informed that Ms Ardler was last seen with a black eye and a "broken lip" alive in December 2012 at a bus stop in Sydney's west, with Dennis French alive.
In 2016 it became known that Ms. Ardler's Facebook account was viewed more than 100 times after she disappeared
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