Husband of missing NSW teacher jailed

THE husband of missing NSW teacher Sharon Edwards, has been jailed for a string of firearms offences after police uncovered his gun stash in bushland.

John Wallace Edwards was sentenced to 12 months’ jail, with a non-parole period of three months after he confessed to police that he had hidden firearms in bushland around Grafton.

The 60-year-old made the confession less than a month after reporting his wife missing.


It’s believed he hid the firearms after his wife’s disappearance.

Sharon Edwards, a teacher at a local Grafton school,  has been missing for six months.

The 55-year-old vanished from her home on the night of March 14.

Her car was found in the driveway and the clothes she wore to dinner with friends that night were inside the house but her handbag and phone have never been found.

In April, Mr Edwards and his sons, Eli, Josh and Zac, pleaded to the public for any information about the disappearance of their mother.