Authorities have begun a forensic search for the body of missing Sydney mum Lyn Dawson who has not been seen in 36 years.
The search, confirmed by NSW Police, is taking place at Lyn's former home in the Sydey suburb of Bayview where she lived with her husband Chris Dawson and their two daughters.
A statement from the authorities, released this mornings, reads: “Police will facilitate a brief door-stop in relation to a forensic search at a Northern Beaches property in relation to Strike Force Scriven,” it said.
“In 2015, detectives from the Homicide Squad’s Unsolved Homicide Unit established Strike Force Scriven to re-investigate the circumstances surrounding the 1982 disappearance and suspected murder of Northern Beaches wife and mother, Lynette Joy Dawson.
“As part of their ongoing commitment to providing answers to her family, Strike Force Scriven detectives have commenced a forensic search at Mrs Dawson’s former home at Bayview today.”
Interest in the disappearance of 33-year-old Lyn has magnified in the past few months due to the popularity of The Teacher’s Pet podcast, which has surpassed 14 million downloads.
Two coroners found, in 2001 and 2003, that Lyn was murdered by her husband Chris Dawson and should be prosecuted.
However, Chris maintains his innocence.
This is a developing story