Dig hits the deep end

Still search­ing for an­swers in Daw­son dis­ap­pear­ance

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News - STU­ART McLEAN

PO­LICE are dig­ging deeper around the foun­da­tions of the swim­ming pool at the former home of miss­ing mum Lynette Daw­son in their search for ev­i­dence to ex­plain her dis­ap­pear­ance.

Pavers have been re- moved and po­lice have ex­posed sec­tions of the pool’s plumb­ing as the dig en­tered its fifth day yes­ter­day.

Foren­sic of­fi­cers with spirit lev­els and mea­sur­ing equip­ment were seen hold­ing num­bered ev­i­dence­mark­ers and tak­ing pho­to­graphs. Of­fi­cers were also seen us­ing a mo­torised sift­ing ma­chine to search through the soil re­moved from around the pool — enough to fill sev­eral skips.

The search has fo­cused on four key sites at the Bayview home once owned by Lynette and Chris Daw­son. The cur­rent own­ers agreed to the po­lice dig, telling Lyn’s fam­ily that their thoughts are with them.

Mrs Daw­son van­ished in Jan­uary 1982. The search, which comes amid re­newed in­ter­est in her dis­ap­pear­ance and her hus­band’s af­fair with a stu­dent, is ex­pected to con­tinue to­day.

An aerial view of the search yes­ter­day around the pool at the Bayview home, and (be­low) po­lice re­move soil which has been dug up.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.