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

16:06  05 december  2018
16:06  05 december  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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Chris Dawson was a successful footballer and popular high school teacher. (60 Minutes). Lynette Dawson disappeared in 1982 and has not been Joanne Curtis (centre) moved back into the Dawson home just days after Lynette ' s disappearance. (60 Minutes). Chris Dawson has never been charged

Lyn Dawson ' s family shocked at the speed of backyard dig as day two gets underway and police move closer to A search is underway in four spots at the former Sydney home of Lynette Dawson , after a podcast Lynette Dawson ' s daughter speaks on infamous cold case . In her first television interview

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.

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'We'll dig until we hit rock': Family home to be torn apart in search for Lyn Dawson ' s remains Mr Dawson insists Mrs Dawson could still be alive and denies any wrongdoing Police are searching the home in Bayview in mysterious case 's latest twist The detective in charge of the fresh search for Lynette Dawson ' s body is determined to dig 'until

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Lynette Dawson's family 'ecstatic' after cold case arrest © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Chris and Lynette Dawson on their wedding day. In 1982, Chris moved his teenage lover Joanne Curtis into the family home just two days after she had vanished without a trace. Picture: WantedTV.

"I was just ecstatic that we've got a result," Mr Simms exclusively told 9NEWS.

"We were always hopeful but if you look back over the years you could say we've been kicked in the guts a few times, but we've got there."

"We've always been determined to find the truth and that's the reason why we’ve fought to keep Lyn’s name alive and out there with all the different media with the TV, the radio and the print press."

Lynette Dawson's family 'ecstatic' after cold case arrest © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Lynette Dawson vanished in 1982.

Ms Dawson vanished from her Bayview home on Sydney's northern beaches in 1982, following revelations her husband had been having a year-long affair with a teenage student.

The fresh set of eyes that investigated the alleged murder of Lynette Dawson

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A man has been arrested in the 1986 cold case murder of Michella Welch. The case dates back to March Investigators then incorporated traditional genealogy to make a family tree from information on public websites Michella' s mother is " ecstatic " after learning about the arrest , police said, and

Mother-of-two Lynette Dawson , 33, hasn't been seen or heard from since she vanished from her home on Schoolgirl Joanne Curtis (pictured) moved into the family home with Chris Dawson and his two Mrs Dawson ' s last contact with her family was six days before her disappearance and was not

New life was breathed into the decades-old cold case this year after The Teacher's Pet podcast investigation by Australian journalist, Hedley Thomas.

Mr Simms today paid tribute to Thomas.

Lynette Dawson's family 'ecstatic' after cold case arrest © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Police are digging up the Bayview home of missing mother Lynette Dawson.

"We are indebted to Hedley Thomas forever," Mr Simms said.

"He could see something there and he went through it with the determination only Hedley Thomas could do."

Mr Simms said the family was grateful for the extensive work carried out by NSW Police.

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