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BREAKING: Chris Dawson arrested over the murder of Lyn Dawson

The 70-year-old was arrested this morning shortly before 8 o'clock - 37 years after the disappearance of his wife Lynette.

By Anita Lyons

BREAKING UPDATE: Chris Dawson has been charged in connection with the disappearance of his wife Lynette Dawson 37 years ago following his arrest on Wednesday morning.

Chris Dawson has been arrested and is expected to be charged with the murder of his wife, Lyn Dawson.

The former Newtown Jets rugby star has been a person of interest since his wife went missing almost 37-years-ago and has been the subject of the successful podcast, "Teacher's Pet".

Chris Dawson has been arrested with Lyn Dawson's murder.
Chris Dawson has been arrested with Lyn Dawson's murder.

"A 70-year-old man has been arrested this morning shortly before 8 o'clock in relation to the murder of Lyn Dawson," Detective Chief Inspector Chris Olen, confirmed to The Australian.

"He's been taken to Southport where he will be charged," he said. "NSW police will seek an extradition."

Chris drew suspicion to the case when he invited his 16-year-old lover and student, Joanne Curtis, to move into his home just two days after his wife's disappearance.

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Chris drew suspicion to the case when he invited his 16-year-old lover and student, Joanne Curtis, to move into his home just two days after his wife's disappearance.

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What's more, it took Chris almost six weeks to tell police his wife had gone missing, insisting at the time that she had left on her own accord to join a religious group.

While the evidence doesn't work in his favour, the former high school teacher was never charged, however, new information has seemingly come to light.

The successful podcast "The Teacher's Pet". *(Source: The Australian)*
The successful podcast "The Teacher's Pet". (Source: The Australian)