Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Global Sensation 'The Teacher's Pet' Podcast Leads To Actual Arrest

Global Sensation 'The Teacher's Pet' Podcast Leads To Actual Arrest

The Teacher's Pet presented evidence suggesting Chris Dawson was responsible for her disappearance, and that authorities had inadequately investigated the matter.

An Australian man has been arrested after a podcast shed new light on the disappearance of his wife 36 years ago.

In 2015, NSW homicide detectives established Strike Force Scriven to reinvestigate the circumstances surrounding Mrs Dawson's disappearance and suspected murder.

He has said that she abandoned the family for a religious group, the BBC reported.

Following extensive investigations, Strike Force Scriven detectives requested the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) review their brief of evidence in April 2018.

Australian police have arrested the husband of a Sydney woman whose disappearance in 1982 has been the subject of a popular crime podcast. In what appears to be a clear reference to hit podcast series The Teacher's Pet, he said those additional statements "were the by-product of the media and the work that the media has done".

"They were predominantly statements from witnesses that helped us to pieces of the puzzle is together", he said.

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

It was revealed that Chris Dawson went "quietly" with police following his arrest this morning, and that no new evidence was found during the September dig at the Bayview property.

NSW police have stated they are comfortable with the strength of the case against Dawson despite not finding the body of Lyn.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said the new witness statements would form part of the prosecution case
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said the new witness statements would form part of the prosecution case

Chris and Lynette Dawson on their wedding day.

He has been taken to Southport in Queensland where New South Wales police will apply for his extradition.

"There are other examples in policing history, and history of the courts, where people have been convicted of murder without a body", NSW Detective Superintendent Scott Cook told reporters on Wednesday.

"We would like to have found the body of Lynette Dawson, not just for the evidence but for the family, and we certainly will not give up on the search", he said.

Meanwhile, Chris Dawson's family has released a statement proclaiming his innocence.

"We have to also ensure Chris gets due process".

"I wouldn't have written to the DPP otherwise", he said.

Lyn's family reacted with shock and relief.

"We've had a cry, we've cuddled, we're just completely over the moon that something has finally happened".

Speaking to A Current Affair last night, Simms said he was "stunned" by today's development but was staying hopeful.

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