1965 – Lynette and Chris Dawson meet at a high-school event, both aged 16.
1970 – Lynette and Chris marry at age 21 and have two daughters, Shanelle and Sherryn.
1980 – Chris begins affair with 16-year-old student Joanne Curtis at Cromer High School.
1981 – Joanne moves into Chris and Lynette’s family home as a full-time babysitter.
January 9, 1982: Lynette fails to meet her mother, husband and children at Northbridge Baths.
February 18, 1982: Chris reports his wife missing, six weeks after she vanished.
1983: Chris files for a divorce from his missing wife.
1984: Chris and Joanne marry, move to Queensland and have a daughter, Kristen.
1990: Chris and Joanne split and Joanne moves back to Sydney.
2000: A pink cardigan believed to belong to Lynette is found during a police dig at the family’s former home in Bayview.
2001- 2003: Two separate coroners find Lynette was murdered by Chris Dawson, but he is not charged.
2015: The Unsolved Homicide Unit establish Strike Force Scriven to reinvestigate Lynette’s suspected murder.
2018: The Australian’s podcast The Teacher’s Pet launches, creating global interest in the case.
Dec 5, 2018: Chris Dawson is arrested at his home in Queensland in connection with Lynette’s disappearance.