Police Begin Forensic Dig At Lyn Dawson’s Former Home
NSW Police forensic investigators are examining "anomalies" in the grounds of the former Bayview home of Sydney missing woman Lynette Dawson.
Homicide Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Scott Cook says officers will conduct a "hand dig" and feed the resulting material into a sifter.
"We will go until we hit rock," he said on Wednesday.
Police began digging at the property on Sydney's northern beaches on Wednesday and expect to be there for at least five days.
Four areas around the home and in the backyard near a clothesline and pool - which was there before she was believed murdered - are being examined.
These are areas that have been looked at before but not with the new technologies now available today.
"Previously when we conducted examinations here, there was a number of anomalies in the ground. They were inspected previously. We'll revisit them," Det Sup Cook said.
The mysterious disappearance of the wife and mother has been the subject of a highly popular podcast, Teacher's Pet, produced by The Australian.
"It's all about getting justice for Lyn," Det Sup Cook said.
Lynette Dawson, 33, had two girls and was last seen alive in January 1982.
Mrs Dawson spoke to her mother on the evening of January 8, 1982, while she was at home in the Sydney suburb of Bayview with her husband, Christopher Dawson.
She made plans to lunch with her mother the following day at Northbridge Baths, but did not show up.
However, her husband, a former professional rugby league player, has long been a suspect.
Chris Dawson, who played for the Newtown Jets, has consistently denied any involvement in his wife's disappearance.
She was reported missing on February 18, 1982 by her husband.
After two coronial inquiries, in 2001 and 2003, no one was convicted of her suspected murder.