Australia'We will not give up': Police promise to keep searching for Lynette Dawson's body

04:55  05 december  2018
04:55  05 december  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

Teacher's Pet's Chris Dawson arrested on Gold Coast, murder charge expected

Teacher's Pet's Chris Dawson arrested on Gold Coast, murder charge expected Chris Dawson, the former husband of missing Sydney woman Lynette Dawson, has been arrested on Queensland's Gold Coast this morning. The ABC understands the former Newtown Jets rugby league player, who is at the centre of the popular Teacher's Pet podcast, will be extradited to New South Wales as soon as possible. Mr Dawson, 70, was arrested at Biggera Waters by detectives from Queensland Police Service's Homicide Squad. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Lyn Dawson disappeared from her Sydney home in 1982. He is expected to be charged with murder.

Lynette Dawson was 33 when she disappeared in 1982, leaving behind two young daughters. (CNN) Police have begun searching a Sydney home for NSW police are digging by hand at the property in a new search for Lynette Dawson ' s body . Chris Dawson , a former rugby player who worked as a

Image caption Lynette Dawson ' s disappearance has been given wider attention by a popular podcast. An inquest in 2003 found Mr Dawson , a former This isn't the first time the police have dug here. But it is a very public display of what officers say is their commitment to give Lynette Dawson ' s family

'We will not give up': Police promise to keep searching for Lynette Dawson's body© AAP NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller addresses the media on Wednesday after Chris Dawson's arrest.

Thirty-six years after his wife Lynette’s suspicious disappearance, Chris Dawson has been sensationally arrested on the Gold Coast in what NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller hailed as an "important step" towards justice for the missing mother-of-two.

'We will not give up': Police promise to keep searching for Lynette Dawson's body© Supplied Chris Dawson, pictured in 1975.

Speaking at a packed media conference on Wednesday morning, Mr Fuller declared authorities "will not give up" on finding the body of Mrs Dawson, whose disappearance was the subject of the popular Teacher's Pet podcast.

Lynette Dawson's family 'ecstatic' after cold case arrest

Lynette Dawson's family 'ecstatic' after cold case arrest The brother of missing Sydney mother-of-two, Lynette Dawson, said he was "ecstatic" on hearing the news that Chris Dawson was arrested this morning. Chris Dawson was taken into Queensland over the death of wife Lynette and is expected to be extradited to NSW over the coming days. Greg Simms said he was on the veranda of his Lake Macquarie home when NSW police informed them of today's explosive development. Mr Simms said he grabbed his wife and they both cried. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Chris and Lynette Dawson on their wedding day.

The detective in charge of the fresh search for Lynette Dawson ' s body is determined to dig 'until we hit Police said they are prepared to keep digging until they 'hit rock' as they scour the property. 1990: Mr Dawson and Joanne split up . She moves back to Sydney and urges police to search his

Contact Looking for Lynette Dawson on Messenger. Lyn lost her voice and everything else when her life was violently taken. The crime was covered up for many years along with the sexual abuse of school girls by their teachers on the northern beaches.

Homicide Squad boss Detective Superintendent Scott Cook told reporters that two more witnesses had come forward to police, allowing them to move forward with a case that the Director of Public Prosecutions had previously declined to prosecute.

Mr Dawson was arrested at his Gold Coast home on Wednesday morning, and was taken to the local watch house.

He is now awaiting a first appearance in a Queensland court, where NSW detectives will apply to extradite him back to NSW in the coming days.

Superindendent Cook said the 70-year-old was "calm" but "taken aback" when detectives arrived at his Southport home this morning.

Mr Fuller said police were confident, despite not finding Mrs Dawson's body.

Dawson to face NSW court for wife's death

Dawson to face NSW court for wife's death The husband of missing Sydney mother Lynette Dawson is expected to face court charged with her murder. Chris Dawson, 70, was arrested on a warrant and hauled before a Queensland court on Wednesday almost four decades after his wife was last seen alive. His extradition to NSW was granted and he is expected to be put on a plane and flown to Sydney on Thursday morning and then formally charged with his wife's 1982 murder. "We've been waiting for 36 years for something like this to happen," Ms Dawson's niece Renee Simms told Ten Network on Wednesday. "For it to finally happen it almost doesn't seem real yet to me.

NSW police conduct search at Lynette Dawson ' s former home – video. Police detectives working to find out what happened to Sydney woman Lynette Dawson are wrapping up a search at her former home after finding no human remains and no significant clues about her disappearance.

Detectives start new search of northern beaches property for ‘anomalies’ in suspected murder investigation.

"We have solved homicides before without identifying the body. Ideally in this case we will not give up on trying to identify the whereabouts of Lynette Dawson, but from our perspective, it is not crucial to finalising the matter," Mr Fuller said.

Although the police dig at the Dawsons' old home in Bayview, which the couple shared in the 1970s and early 1980s, in September "did not provide any additional information", Mr Fuller promised to keep looking and expressed hope that Mr Dawson would lead them to her body.

"We would like to have found the body of Lynette Dawson, not just for the evidence but for the family, and we certainly will not give up on the search."

Mr Fuller praised the work of the "tireless" detectives, singling out Superintendent Poole, while also thanking the public and the media for their assistance in the case.

In 1982, Mrs Dawson disappeared without a trace just weeks before her daughter was due to start kindergarten, and has not been seen since.

Two days later, the family babysitter - also a teenage student at the nearby Cromer High where Mr Dawson taught - moved in.

Long a suspect in the disappearance, Mr Dawson has steadfastly maintained his innocence.

"If this doesn't work, I'm going to get rid of you".
Chris Dawson will remain behind bars for the weekend, as a Sydney magistrate reserves his decision on the ex-Newtown Jets player's bail until Monday.

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