Teacher’s Pet subject Chris Dawson arrested over murder of Lyn Dawson

Teacher’s Pet subject Chris Dawson arrested over murder of Lyn Dawson

Teacher’s Pet subject Chris Dawson arrested over murder of Lyn Dawson

His lawyer made an application for bail, which was opposed by police.

Ms Dawson disappeared from Sydney's northern beaches on January 9, 1982.

Police in Australia say they've solved a 36-year-old murder that fascinated worldwide listeners of a true-crime podcast.

Just a few days later, he moved his schoolgirl lover into the family home.

The duty lawyer told the court he was willing to surrender his passport and live with a brother in NSW.

After some deliberation, magistrate Dennis Kinsella decided the court did not have the power to grant bail due to the case being in NSW.

Mr Dawson held his head in his hands as the magistrate made his decision.

NSW Police confirmed the arrest of a 70-year-old man had taken place around 8am (AEST) on Wednesday in Queensland.

Mr Cowdery told the ABC's Australian Story the case against Mr Dawson was "weak" without a body.

It has not been determined whether they will fly out of the Brisbane or Gold Coast airport.

Mick Fuller, the New South Wales police commissioner, recently apologised for police failings on the case during the 1980s.

Commissioner Fuller said police have not given up on finding her remains.

Some of the additional material surfaced as a result of The Australian newspaper's investigative podcast The Teacher's Pet.

Speaking to Studio 10 on Wednesday, Lynette Dawson's brother Greg Simms revealed his family was "over the moon" about the arrest. "I wouldn't have written to the DPP otherwise", he said.

He said detectives had revisited the case three years ago and a "fresh brief" of evidence led to the arrest.

He has always denied any involvement with his wife's death and his family said in a statement they expected him to be found not guilty.

It wasn't until six weeks after her disappearance that he reported her missing to police.

In 2015, NSW homicide detectives established Strike Force Scriven to re-investigate the circumstances surrounding Lynette Dawson's disappearance and suspected murder.

Earlier this week, the ODPP provided advice to police, and following further inquiries, detectives applied for an arrest warrant before travelling to Queensland.

Former Cromer High School teacher Dawson - the subject of popular podcast The Teacher's Pet - was taken to Southport where he will be charged, with NSW detectives to seek an extradition.

"We want to be put beyond any doubt whether Lynette was there or not, and it was important for us in terms of prosecution to ensure that we did the dig and we put that beyond any doubt", he said.

Questions had also arisen around the Dawson property, leading to the excavation, Detective Superintendent Cook added.

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