Lynette Dawson's family is hoping for justice after the missing Sydney woman's former husband faces a NSW court charged with her murder.
Her disappearance and suspected murder were returned to prominence through the Australian newspaper's investigative podcast series The Teacher's Pet.
Lyn Dawson disappeared without a trace 36 years ago.
Prior to his wife's disappearance, Chris Dawson and his twin brother Paul had been star players for the Newtown Jets rugby league club.
The Australian today revealed key witnesses that form part of the police case include Curtis and a former northern beaches schoolgirl who kept diaries from the time she knew Curtis and Mr Dawson.
Mr Dawson appeared in the dock of the Southport Magistrates Court court on Wednesday wearing prison greens - a short-sleeved top, shorts and no shoes - as police applied to extradite him to NSW.
Her brother, Greg Simms, said he was very emotional when told of Dawson's arrest.
Dawson is a former first grade rugby league player turned high school teacher.
The Teacher's Pet presented evidence suggesting Chris Dawson was responsible for her disappearance, and that authorities had inadequately investigated the matter.
Police have been under fire over their handling of the case.
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Dawson has always maintained his innocence, and claimed his wife had run away to live with a religious cult in remote area of NSW. She was aged 33 at the time.
Mr Dawson held his head in his hands as the magistrate made his decision.
A number of airlines said they were reluctant to carry Mr Dawson due to his high profile and the potential of it becoming a security risk.
Mr Fuller on Wednesday declared "we certainly won't give up on that search" for Mrs Dawson's remains.
"There is clear and uncontested evidence that Lyn Dawson was alive long after she left Chris and their daughters", they said in a statement.
Chris Dawson, 70, has been arrested and is expected to be charged with his wife's murder.
"We have no doubt whatsoever that Chris will be found not guilty as he is innocent". "There is a long road in front of us in bringing Lyn home, but this is a big step".
In a statement, the Dawson family said it was disappointed.
Following extensive investigations, Strike Force Scriven detectives requested the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) review their brief of evidence in April 2018.
An application for a warrant was lodged after NSW Police received advice back from the DPP earlier this week.