Lynette Dawson's daughter makes a chilling admission, admitting that she still loves her father

More than 35 years after her mother disappeared, Shanelle Dawson (pictured) broke the silence about what happened to her mother, Lynnette Dawson.

Lynette Dawson's daughter broke her silence for the first time since her mother disappeared 26 years ago, sparking one of the nation's longest-running murder mysteries.

Shanelle Dawson was only four years old when her mother disappeared from the beaches of North Sydney in 1982, and she never saw herself again.

His father, Chris Dawson, initially was not suspected of the disappearance of his wife, but in recent times he has become a person of interest.

"If they find the remains of my mother, my father murdered my mother, and that is inconceivable to my mind to understand that this is possible," Shanelle told Channel Nine's 60 Minutes program.

"I hope they find what happened to my mother, however, they need to do it."

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More than 35 years after her mother disappeared, Shanelle Dawson (pictured) broke the silence about what happened to her mother, Lynnette Dawson.

More than 35 years after her mother disappeared, Shanelle Dawson (pictured) broke the silence about what happened to her mother, Lynnette Dawson.

Lynette Simms, a nurse, married Christopher Dawson, a soccer player, and had two children with him. But in 1982, the mother disappeared, and has not been seen since (in the photo: Chris and Lyn Dawson in the photo on their wedding day on March 26, 1970).

Lynette Simms, a nurse, married Christopher Dawson, a soccer player, and had two children with him. But in 1982, the mother disappeared, and has not been seen since (in the photo: Chris and Lyn Dawson in the photo on their wedding day on March 26, 1970).

Lynette Simms, a nurse, married Christopher Dawson, a soccer player, and had two children with him. But in 1982, the mother disappeared, and has not been seen since (in the photo: Chris and Lyn Dawson in the photo on their wedding day on March 26, 1970).

Shanelle said she understands people's anger when it comes to not knowing what had happened to her mother (Pictured: Lyn Dawson with Shanelle)

Shanelle said she understands people's anger when it comes to not knowing what had happened to her mother (Pictured: Lyn Dawson with Shanelle)

Shanelle said she understands people's anger when it comes to not knowing what had happened to her mother (Pictured: Lyn Dawson with Shanelle)

Shanelle also revealed that the police have new evidence about the disappearance of her mother.

"Apparently, the police have new evidence, who knows what that is, but I'm curious to know, it does not look good for my father, I'm going to be honest to say," he said.

The 40-year-old woman said she understands people's anger when it comes to not knowing what happened to their mother.

Shanelle, who is now a mother, said there is still a part of her that really loves my father and feels protective of him.

She said Mr. Dawson was a good father and said there was a side of him that was almost like a puppy.

Ms. Dawson disappeared on January 9, 1982.

Two days after Ms. Dawson disappeared, Mr. Dawson's teenage mistress, Joanne Curtis, moved into her home (Pictured: Joanne Curtis with the children of Mrs. Dawson, Shanelle and Sherryn)

Two days after Ms. Dawson disappeared, Mr. Dawson's teenage mistress, Joanne Curtis, moved into her home (Pictured: Joanne Curtis with the children of Mrs. Dawson, Shanelle and Sherryn)

Two days after Ms. Dawson disappeared, Mr. Dawson's teenage mistress, Joanne Curtis, moved into her home (Pictured: Joanne Curtis with the children of Mrs. Dawson, Shanelle and Sherryn)

After Mrs. Curtis moved out it was almost as if her mother had never existed, she was never mentioned by Mr. Dawson or Mrs. Curtis and all the pictures of her in the house were taken (Photo: Mrs. Curtis with Shanelle and Sherryn)

After Mrs. Curtis moved out it was almost as if her mother had never existed, she was never mentioned by Mr. Dawson or Mrs. Curtis and all the pictures of her in the house were taken (Photo: Mrs. Curtis with Shanelle and Sherryn)

After Mrs. Curtis moved out it was almost as if her mother had never existed, she was never mentioned by Mr. Dawson or Mrs. Curtis and all the pictures of her in the house were taken (Photo: Mrs. Curtis with Shanelle and Sherryn)

Shanelle said she remembers looking through the front door while waiting for her mother to return to the family home in Bayview.

She never showed up and Shanelle's father had told her and her sister that Mrs. Dawson had left them to join a religious organization.

Two days later, her schoolgirl lover, Joanne Curtis, moved into the house and Shanelle and her sister Sherryn learned that she was their "real mom".

It was almost as if her mother had never existed, she was never mentioned by Mr. Dawson or Mrs. Curtis and all her photos of the house were noted.

There was an interval of six weeks between the disappearance of Mrs. Dawson and Mr. Dawson informing that it was missing.

Dawson denies having anything to do with the disappearance of his wife and has maintained his innocence.

Chris Dawson (pictured), now 70, has always maintained his innocence and said it has nothing to do with the disappearance of his wife and the alleged murder.

Chris Dawson (pictured), now 70, has always maintained his innocence and said it has nothing to do with the disappearance of his wife and the alleged murder.

Chris Dawson (pictured), now 70, has always maintained his innocence and said it has nothing to do with the disappearance of his wife and the alleged murder.

Shanelle is determined to honor the memory of her mother and sister Sherryn has supported her father, saying that there is a witch hunt against him (Pictured: Chris and Lyn Dawson)

Shanelle is determined to honor the memory of her mother and sister Sherryn has supported her father, saying that there is a witch hunt against him (Pictured: Chris and Lyn Dawson)

Shanelle is determined to honor the memory of her mother and sister Sherryn has supported her father, saying that there is a witch hunt against him (Pictured: Chris and Lyn Dawson)

Shanelle said her last conversation with her father involved him looking her in the eye and saying he never hurt his first wife.

However, she is determined to honor her mother's memory and pay tribute to her.

Shanelle's sister, Sherryn, has always maintained her father's innocence.

Earlier this year he told The Gold Coast Bulletin: "It's a witch hunt for my father."

"My father is being persecuted because there are all these people who have him for him.

& # 39; Instead of focusing on maybe there could be someone else & # 39;

The Director of the Public Prosecutor's Office has always said that there is not enough evidence to go to trial.

There is a $ 200,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of Lyn Dawson's killer.

Anyone with information that calls Crime Stoppers is requested to 1800 333 000.

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

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