When Lynette Dawson mysteriously vanished from her Sydney home one night in January 1982, her four-year-old daughter Shanelle was confused and heartbroken. How could her mum leave her? Shanelle’s father, schoolteacher Chris Dawson, told everyone his wife had run off to join a religious cult. Yet two days after his wife’s disappearance he moved his 16-year-old schoolgirl lover into the family home, and into his bed. Fast forward 36 years and there’s still no trace of Lynette Dawson, but police and two New South Wales coroners are convinced that she was murdered, and there is evidence which implicates Chris Dawson.
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