Chris and Lyn seem to have the marriage that is perfect. But once Lyn goes lacking, dark secrets are hidden. This really is no fairytale, however a sordid story of strangely close twin brothers, teenage pupil fans, and likely murder.
Please be aware: The Teacher’s Pet podcast is likely to be temporarily unavailable in Australia, pending Chris Dawson’s trial when it comes to murder of his spouse, Lyn.
Special Improve Episode
As Chris Dawson’s defence group, authorities and prosecutors work tirelessly to prepare for the murder test which might be heard a while the following year, 2020, the group behind The Teacher’s Pet podcast show discloses a brand new development – using down initial 16 episodes in Australia, to simply help guarantee Chris gets a trial that is fair. And Greg Walsh, Chris’s experienced attorney, flags a few of the dilemmas and claims that are vital that you him in addition to accused.
Episode 1: Bayview
Lyn had been a dedicated mother and wife. She adored her spouse, but he betrayed and humiliated her within the most way that is callous. Now she’s gone – lacking, a most likely target of murder.
Episode 2: Cromer Tall
Cromer High School’s pin-up recreations instructor Chris Dawson pursued 12 months 11 pupil Joanne Curtis utilizing the type of relentless dedication he revealed being a celebrity of rugby league. Chris had model visual appearance, a charm that is easy and pupils seemed as much as him. Other instructors accompanied their lead, seducing vulnerable college girls as those in fee seemed away.
Episode 3: Bruised
As Chris brazenly relocated his teenage fan to the home, Lyn saw the cracks inside her marriage widen. It had been crumbling all around her. Not able to think the worst of her spouse, she reacted with denial, but to her relatives and buddies suffering that is lyn’s clear. And also the cost wasn’t simply psychological. A former babysitter for the Dawsons speaks for the first time about the violence she witnessed in the home in this episode.
Episode 4: Soft Soil
Humiliated and broken by her husband’s affair, Lyn finally asked Joanne to go out of the Bayview house. The teenager moved away, and in to the house of Chris’s twin sibling, Paul, a couple of hundred metres along the street that is same. Tensions proceeded to increase. Then instantly, Lyn vanished. A surprise new witness speaks publicly for the first time about something he was told in 1987, indicating the possible whereabouts of a body in this episode.
Episode 5: A Lovely Take In
In January 1982, since many Australians enjoyed a carefree festive season, Lyn Dawson had been attempting to select within the tattered threads of her wedding. Joanne Curtis ended up being using tentative steps to extricate by herself from her event with Lyn’s spouse. And Chris Dawson ended up being solutions that are desperately seeking. A damning piece of evidence – once thought lost – is recovered, and it is something that should be vitally important to the Director of Public Prosecutions in this episode.
Within the times and months after Lyn’s disappearance, Chris Dawson help with a variety of recommendations as to her possible whereabouts. Perhaps she had opted north to consider their wedding. Perhaps she’d joined up with a cult, or perhaps a spiritual team. But whatever he stated, he obviously thought she had been never ever planning to return, she became the new mother to his two children as he promptly moved Joanne back into the family home where.
Episode 7: The Bands
On 15, 1984, Chris and Joanne wed at Bayview january. The young bride looked like a flower girl with no veil, and in a non-traditional dress. On her behalf hand, she wore Lyn’s bands. Chris’s cousin Paul and their spouse Marilyn had been witnesses, but there was clearly one thing Marilyn didn’t understand. a key existed involving the brothers and Joanne.
Episode 8: Hopeless
Lyn Dawson have been lacking for 36 months whenever her worried friend Sue published to your workplace associated with Ombudsman – a government that is independent – concerning the not enough police action in case. We go searching and retrieve a long-forgotten file after years in storage space, and also the articles highlight the hopeless reactions of authorities to a likely murder – and raise more concerns, as general general general public anger grows.
Episode 9: Dreamworld
Making the dark shadow of Lyn’s disappearance behind, Chris relocated their young brand new spouse and young ones north to Queensland, into a house on acreage nearby the newly-opened theme park, Dreamworld. Isolated behind high fences, Joanne lived the full life of a ‘Stepford wife’, and ended up being likely to satisfy each of her husband’s needs . including continuing to look like a educational college girl.
Episode 10: Damaged
After six hard years, the volatile wedding ended up being over. Joanne felt she had become ‘disposable’, as Lyn have been years prior to, and feared on her life. She fled back again to Sydney, telling buddies she ended up being Chris that is convinced had their very first spouse. In this episode, you’ll notice just exactly what Chris Dawson told detectives as he ended up being interviewed in 1991.
Episode 11: Commitment
Chris Dawson had been interviewed by authorities in 1991, after which never ever once more. But Sue Strath, Lyn’s friend that is loyal kept agitating for an additional research, as well as in 1998 Detective Damian Loone ended up being assigned into the instance. Curiously, the sooner research records had vanished.
Episode 12: Momentum
A number of them hadn’t seen one another since Cromer tall days significantly more than 30 years back nonetheless they arrived together in a show of force, determined to put up to account instructors that has preyed in students for intercourse. Meanwhile, the detective Damian Loone escalates his murder investigations, interviewing witnesses that are many a quest for the truth. And also the section of “soft soil” comes back into focus.
Episode 13: The Machine
Ahead of the very very first coronial inquest, authorities faucet phones into the lead-up to searching in a comparatively little area across the pool at Bayview, where they locate a woman’s cardigan. The criminal activity scene officer on that dig defines just exactly what he thought were marks that are stab the apparel. He suspects Lyn’s stays are nevertheless on the block – and can even happen narrowly missed as the dig had been limited for budgetary reasons. A student becomes concerned that Chris is trying to groom many of her friends at an all-girls school as the coronial inquests get under way. The inquests are detrimental to Chris – however the operational system fails Lyn and her household once more.
Episode 14: Decision Time
After 36 long years, failed authorities investigations, two coronial inquests, and countless appeals from Lyn’s household, the outcome is more powerful now – as soon as once again it is in the possession of associated with workplace of this DPP. Irrespective of their choice, the NSW authorities commissioner pledges to help keep investigations going, and then he intends to purchase a more significant dig at the Bayview home. In this episode, former coroner Carl Milovanovich describes why he thinks a jury would convict Chris within the likely murder of Lyn – and exactly why the actual situation nevertheless troubles him today, 15 years after their inquest in a Sydney courtroom. And Lyn’s child Shanelle has last terms in honour of her mom.
Episode 15: Searching
After an unbelievable groundswell of community interest ignited by this podcast, September saw a development that is stunning the outcome with authorities time for the Bayview household to conduct a brand new and more thorough seek out the keeps of Lyn Dawson. This dig ended up being a necessity – not only to attempt to discover evidence that is new but additionally to displace public self- self- confidence also to persuade Lyn’s family members that the authorities, this time around, would do their jobs precisely. Meanwhile, new witnesses come forth with compelling tales of encounters with Chris Dawson along with his explosive mood.
Episode 16: Arrest
Almost 37 years after Lyn Dawson disappeared, police have actually arrested Chris Dawson within the murder that is alleged of spouse, using him into custody and planning their extradition to Sydney where he can face court. As soon as the important source knock regarding the door arrived, the 70-year-old had been relaxed. The timing was a shock, but he’d known for a very long time that today can come. Calling the problem “a cool instance murder”, the magistrate denied Dawson’s application for bail citing a top trip danger, and stated the top alleged domestic physical violence allegations against Chris Dawson could be raised in proof, in addition to testimony from Joanne Curtis. But Dawson’s family members think he can be cleared, releasing a declaration saying after she left her husband and daughters that he is innocent and that there is clear and uncontested evidence that Lyn Dawson was alive long.