Teacher’s Pet subject Chris Dawson arrested over murder of Lyn Dawson

Millions have listened to the podcast about the case

It has not been determined whether they will fly out of the Brisbane or Gold Coast airport.

Chris Dawson has been arrested and will be charged over the 1982 murder of his wife, Lynette Dawson.

Police are reportedly looking into chartering their own flight to get Mr Dawson back to NSW.

10 News First reporter Matthew Howard reported that he would instead be extradited on Thursday.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said Ms Dawson's family was relieved after being told of the arrest.

"They were predominately statements from witnesses that helped us tie pieces of the puzzle together", he explained.

NSW police had amassed "an enormous amount of evidence".

The cold case gained worldwide attention this year due to The Australian's investigative podcast series The Teacher's Pet.

In a statement, the police said: "In 2015, detectives from the Homicide Squad's Unsolved Homicide Unit established Strike Force Scriven to re-investigate the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and suspected murder".

Detectives in September dug up the backyard at the Bayview home the couple shared in the early 1980s but did not find remains or items of interest. Image: AAP Police remained at the home for a week.

Two inquests in 2001 and 2003 found that Mrs Dawson, then 33, was murdered by a 'known person'.

Earlier this week, the ODPP provided advice to police, and following further inquiries, NSW Police detectives applied for an arrest warrant before travelling to Queensland.

"I have said from the start, what is important to me was just as important for Lynette Dawson and her family", he said.

"We won't give up on trying to identify the whereabouts of Lynette Dawson, but, from our perspective, it is not crucial to finalising the matter".

He has been taken to Southport in Queensland where New South Wales police will apply for his extradition.

Ms Barnes argued that her client had a brother in NSW with whom he could live if bail was granted and said Mr Dawson was happy to check in at a local police station regularly. "That makes it very weak", he said. She became the family's babysitter and months later the pair became involved in a sexual relationship.

On the weekend of January 9, 1982, Lyn disappeared.

The unnamed woman reportedly met with detectives in recent weeks. Meanwhile, Chris continued to deny he was involved in the disappearance and likely death of his wife.

"As a result of the investigation and as a result of information that has come from the public, this week we received wonderful information from the DPP that there was sufficient evidence to prosecute", he says.

On Wednesday, Lyn Dawson's niece Renee Sims tells Chris Smith the arrest is "incredible news".

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