Shanelle Dawson was just four years old when her mum Lynette Dawson disappeared in 1982.
For decades, she believed what her father Chris Dawson had told her: that Lyn had left her and her then-two-year-old sister Sherryn because she was through with her domestic, suburban life.
Now, along with every other Australian gripped by Hedley Thomas’ The Teacher’s Pet podcast, she’s questioning her father’s innocence.
Hedley Thomas joins Mia Freedman on No Filter to discuss his podcast The Teacher’s Pet.
In her first TV interview on 60 Minutes, she appears to have been moved by the anecdotal evidence that’s stacked against her father.