In early January 1982, doting mother-of-two Lynette Dawson, 33, suddenly vanished from Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Her husband, rugby league star turned high school P.E. teacher, Chris Dawson, told loved ones that the Bayview woman had run off to join a “religious group”. But within a matter of days, there was someone else in laying in her bed, someone else looking after her young children: Chris’ 16-year-old student, Joanne Curtis.
There has been no sign of Lyn since; no calls, no bank transactions, no sightings, no body. Yet two coroners have concluded that she was likely murdered by her husband. So what happened? Why have no charges been laid?