After his arrest at his Gold Coast home earlier yesterday, Chris Dawson has been charged for the murder of his wife, Lynette Dawson, who went missing from Sydney‘s Northern Beaches in 1982.
70-year-old Chris Dawson was extradited to New South Wales from Queensland this morning and was formally charged at Surry Hills Police Station. The ABC reports that the former PE teacher has been refused bail in Sydney, and is expected to face court later this afternoon.
Lynette Dawson’s body has not been found, some 37 years after her disappearance.
The NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller previously confirmed that Chris Dawson’s arrest came after new evidence including “statements from witnesses that helped us tie the pieces of the puzzle together,” were brought to police, and he thanked the public for their assistance, which has been viewed as a nod towards Walkley Award-winning podcast, The Teacher’s Pet.
The Sydney Morning Herald has now confirmed that one of these testimonies were provided by Dawson’s lover Joanne Curtis, who moved into the Dawson family home in Bayview days after Lynette’s disappearance.
We’ll keep you updated as this story continues.
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