Lynette Dawson's family broke their silence about the heartbreaking search for the truth.
Ms. Dawson disappeared in 1982 and her body has never been found in one of the most disconcerting cold cases in Australian history.
She disappeared only a year after her husband Chris Dawson began having an affair with his 16-year-old student, Joanne Curtis.
Chris and Lyn Dawson pictured on their wedding day on March 26, 1970. Mr. Dawson would marry his teenage lover Joanne Curtis in 1984 and is now in his third marriage with Sue.
Chris and Lyn Dawson with their daughter Shanelle. Lyn has been missing since January 1982
The house is where it is known that Mrs. Dawson was alive and many believe that the mother of two children has been buried for the past 36 years.
The distraught brother of Mrs. Dawson, Greg Simms, expects the search teams to find his sister despite the devastation and relief it will bring.
"If they find Lyn, then we have the killer, and we have her so we can put her to rest," Simms told The Australian.
& # 39; Everything you find will justify everything we've been doing & # 39;
Mrs. Dawson's cousin, Wendy Jennings, also expects the police to have guessed right this time by explaining the situation as a "roller coaster" for the past 36 years.
"I just hope they have done well and that they will do everything they need," he told the publication.
Chris Dawson, now 70, lives in Mt Coolum on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. He has always denied any involvement in the disappearance of his first wife Lyn 1982 and alleged murder
Lyn with her daughter Shanelle. Police announced on Wednesday that they had started looking for a property in Bayview on the beaches north of Sydney
Joanne Curtis (center) with Shanelle and Sherryn, her school lover, the children of Chris Dawson. Ms. Curtis takes care of the girls and then became her stepmother when she married Chris
Police announced on Wednesday that they had started looking at a property in Bayview on the beaches north of Sydney.
"As part of their continued commitment to providing answers to their family, Strike Force Scriven detectives have begun a forensic search of Ms. Dawson's former home," NSW police said in a statement Wednesday.
"In 2015, detectives from the Unconflicted Homicide Unit of the Homicide Squad established Strike Force Scriven to re-investigate the circumstances surrounding the 1982 disappearance and the alleged murder of the wife and mother of Northern Beaches, Lynette Joy Dawson. "said the police.
The former soccer star and physical education teacher from the beaches of North Sydney, Chris Dawson (left) has never been charged with any crime and his wife's body has never been found.
For several months, listeners from around the world have been paralyzed by a podcast that recaptures the disappearance of Lyn Dawson and strongly suggests that her husband, Chris Dawson, murdered the 33-year-old woman.
The Teacher's Pet, produced by The Australian newspaper, has been downloaded more than 17 million times and last month reached number 1 on iTunes podcast lists in Australia, the United States, Great Britain, Canada and New Zealand.
The podcast examines the Dawsons' marriage and Chris's romance with his student.
He also discusses the intensely close relationship of the footballer with his twin brother, fellow teacher and Newtown Jets player.
He exposed a network of teachers who have sex with students in secondary schools on the northern beaches in the 1970s and 1980s, revealed initially defective police processes and raised questions about why a mother would abandon two daughters she loved clearly.
But above all, the podcast has left its audience wondering how Chris, now 70, until recently has been able to live in peace with his third wife in Queensland even though two forensic experts recommended that he be prosecuted for murder.
WHAT HAPPENED TO MOTHER OF TWO LYNETTE JOY DAWSON?
1970: Lynette Joy Simms marries the soccer player Christopher Michael Dawson. Both are 21 years old and then have two daughters, first Shanelle and then Sherryn
1980: Dawson, who retired from the rugby league to become a physical education teacher, starts an adventure with 16-year-old Joanne Curtis at Cromer High School on the beaches of North Sydney.
1981: Dawson persuades Mrs. Dawson to let Joanne move into her home to get away from her violent stepfather and finish her High School Certificate
December 1981: Dawson and his young lover escape together to Queensland, but Mrs. Curtis changes her mind and they return to Sydney.
January 8, 1982: Mrs. and Mrs. Dawson go to marriage counseling. Ms. Dawson's mother speaks on the phone with her daughter, who is not a heavy drinker, and thinks she sounds "dazed".
January 9, 1982: Dawson says he left his wife at the Mona Vale bus stop to go shopping in Chatswood. Mrs. Dawson does not get to know her mother, husband and children in Northbridge Baths. Dawson says his wife called him and said he needed time for herself
January 10 or 11, 1982: Dawson picks up Joanne from South West Rocks, on the north coast of NSW, and she moves into his house. He reports that his wife disappeared six weeks later.
1983-85: Dawson divorces his missing wife and marries Joanne. Newlyweds move to Queensland, where Joanne has the couple's daughter, Kristen
1990: Mr. Dawson and Joanne split up. She returns to Sydney and urges the police to search her old garden for a body
2000: Ms. Dawson's pink knit jacket is found during a police dig at the former family property in Bayview
2001 and 2003: Two forensics discover that Ms. Dawson was killed by a "known person", Chris Dawson, but is not charged with any crime
2006: An episode of the British television series Antiques Roadshow is filmed in Padstow, Cornwall. Dawson later claims that a woman seen in the background of the episode could be his missing wife
2018: The police prepare another report for the Director of Public Prosecutions of New South Wales. The Australian releases his podcast, The Teacher & # 39; s Pet, on the case