Dawson star witness out of shadows
The one-time teenage lover and wife of accused murderer Chris Dawson emerged on Sydney’s northern beaches yesterday — a day after it was revealed she is expected to be the police’s star witness at his trial.
Now aged in her early 50s, neighbours say Joanne Curtis leads a quiet life in Dee Why and has spent almost 30 years living in the same block of units after leaving Mr Dawson in 1990.
It was revealed on Thursday that Ms Curtis — who moved into Mr Dawson’s Bayview home when she was 16, only two days after his wife Lynette disappeared in 1982 — has told investigators new information which led to the former rugby league star’s arrest on the Gold Coast this week.
Ms Curtis emerged from her unit at 7.30am yesterday with a young woman by her side and got into a waiting grey Toyota.
Ms Curtis declined to comment.
She met Mr Dawson at Cromer High School in 1980 where he was working as a sports teacher and they first had sex later the same year.
The pair married in 1984, two years after Lynette went missing.
They later divorced.
Joanne Curtis leaves her Dee Why Unit yesterday.