Chris Dawson has been refused bail, and 'covered his ears' as facts were read in court.

With AAP. 

Chris Dawson has been refused bail and will face extradition to NSW over the suspected murder of his wife, Lynette, who disappeared from their Sydney home nearly 37 years ago.

The 70-year-old was arrested at a Gold Coast home on Wednesday morning and faced Southport Magistrates Court early on Wednesday afternoon.

Lyn Dawson was 33 when she went missing from Sydney’s northern beaches in January 1982, leaving behind two young daughters.


Mr Dawson’s counsel told the court he was willing to live with his brother in NSW and hand himself into authorities.

The court was told Dawson had “co-operated” with authorities, was not a flight risk and was willing to surrender his passport.

Dawson appeared wearing a grey T-shirt and shorts. He did not look at the gallery packed with media. A reporter for Sky News, Anna Rawlings, said he “covered his ears” when facts about the case were read out in court.

It’s believed he will face a murder charge as early as tomorrow at Parramatta Local Court.

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