Former high school teacher and rugby league player Chris Dawson has been found guilty of murdering his wife Lynette Dawson after a long Judge-only trial.
Lynette Dawson, 33, disappeared from their Bayview home on Sydney’s northern beaches on 9 January 1982, more than forty years ago. She left behind their two young daughters Shanelle and Sherryn, then aged four and two, and has never been found.
Her disappearance occurred in what were highly suspicious circumstances, including the following:
– Chris Dawson and Lynette Dawson had been having marital problems and attended marriage counselling the day before her disappearance.
– Chris Dawson had commenced a relationship with Joanne Curtis, who moved in a mere two days after Lynette Dawson’s disappearance
– according to some witnesses, Chris Dawson had expressed interest in hiring a hitman to murder his wife
– according to some witnesses, Chris Dawson had committed domestic violence against Lynette Dawson
– according to some witnesses, Chris Dawson detested Lynette Dawson and had spoken about leaving her
– Chris Dawson had claimed his wife Lynette had called him several times and she had used her bank card twice, but no-one else she knew had heard from her
– Six weeks had passed before Chris Dawson reported to Mona Vale police that his wife was missing.
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