TIMELINE: Still no trace of Sharon Edwards
It is 12 months since the disappearance of Sharon Edwards. The status of the investigation is missing person to murder and police continue to appeal to the public for information. If you can assist please phone CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.
Timeline of events in the disappearance of Sharon Edwards investigation:
March 14, 2015:
10-11pm: Sharon Edwards is last seen at the Good Intent Hotel in South Grafton, enjoying a night out with friends. Estranged husband John Edwards is also at the hotel.
11pm: Mrs Edwards arrives at her Riverdale Ct address. She changes her clothes. Her car is left parked in the garage.
Midnight to 7am: Police say they believe she was in an area north of Grafton, around Lawrence, during this time.
Mr Edwards reports his wife missing to Grafton Police after she fails to attend work as a teacher at Coutts Crossing Public School. Days later police divers scour the Clarence River at Grafton, but find nothing.
Police inform the public they have changed the status of their investigation from missing person to murder. Mrs Edwards' handbag, mobile phone and wallet have not been found.
Forensic police use a cadaver dog from the State Protection Group dog squad to search three properties belonging to Mrs Edwards and her estranged husband, John Edwards. They seize a number of items from the Edwards' Riverdale Crt address in Grafton.
Mr Edwards appears in Grafton Local Court the same day on unrelated firearms charges, including possession of a pistol.
The search continues on a third property Sharon Edwards owned with her husband, and water courses between Grafton and Lawrence.
For the past two days, police have parked Mrs Edwards' Holden outside the Lawrence general store in the hope it may jog someone's memory as to her whereabouts in the early hours of March 15.
Sharon Edward's son Zac Edwards urges people not to forget about his mum during National Missing Persons Week, as Strike Force Burrow continues to investigate her disappearance and suspected murder.
John Edwards, the estranged husband of Mrs Edwards, is sentenced to 12 months' jail, with a non-parole period of three months, for unrelated firearms offences in Grafton Local Court.
Police stress the prison sentence of John Edwards over firearms offences has nothing to do with her disappearance.
March 1, 2016:
The first birthday Mrs Edwards does not celebrate her birthday with family and friends.
March 14, 2016:
It has now been exactly one year since the last confirmed sighting of beloved mum and grandmother Sharon Edwards.
If you have any information no matter how small or insignificant please phone CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.
March 18, 2016
POLICE name estranged husband John Edwards as a suspect in the disappearance of Sharon Edwards during a media conference in at NSW Police headquarters in Sydney this morning.