News 12 september — 13:17

Police begin dig in podcast-highlighted mystery


Australian police have begun digging at the former home of a Sydney woman whose disappearance in 1982 has recently attracted global attention, BBC reports.

Lynette Dawson, a mother of two, vanished without a trace. Her husband, Chris Dawson, said she had left the family - perhaps for a religious group.

Mr Dawson has denied murdering his wife after two coroners' inquests found she had been killed by a "known person".

A popular podcast, The Teacher's Pet, has brought wide attention to the case.

On Wednesday, police said they had begun a five-day forensic search of the couple's former home in the suburb of Bayview.

"This is all about getting justice for Lyn," said Supt Scott Cook from New South Wales Police.

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