"She’s just basically been taken off the planet, never to be seen again." Damien Loone, NSW Police.
“We’ve waited over 36 years now for justice for Lyn.” Pat Jenkins, Lyn Dawson’s sister
The case of missing Sydney mother Lyn Dawson has captivated audiences around the world since the release of a new podcast, The Teacher’s Pet.
Thirty-six years ago, Lyn vanished from her home on Sydney’s northern beaches. Her husband PE teacher Chris Dawson said she’d gone away to sort things out.
A few days after Lyn disappeared, he moved his schoolgirl lover into the family home.
Two coroners found her husband Chris should be prosecuted for murder but the then NSW Director of Public Prosecutions decided not to lay charges.
Chris Dawson has always denied killing his wife and has never been charged.
“There was not a reasonable prospect of conviction.” Nicholas Cowdery, former NSW Director of Public Prosecutions.
AUSTRALIAN STORY first covered Lyn Dawson’s case 15 years ago.
This next chapter of the story features exclusive interviews with friends and family of Lyn Dawson and those charged with enacting justice, both then and now.
“What’s important to me is charging someone for her death.” NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller