Police Renew Search For William Tyrrell Almost 4 Years After He Disappeared

NSW Police will begin a new, month-long forensic search tomorrow for missing six-year-old William Tyrrell in the mid-north coast New South Wales town of Kendall, about half an hour south of Port Macquarie.

Tyrrell disappeared almost four years ago on September 12, 2014 when he was just three years old from his grandparents’ home in the regional town.

Police will be searching the township and surrounding bushland for any trace of the missing boy, who turns seven later this month.

In a statement, NSW Police said:

Detectives and analysts from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding William’s disappearance.

As part of ongoing investigations, Strike Force Rosann detectives will commence a four-week forensic search of bushland at Kendall tomorrow.

In 2016, then NSW Premier Mike Baird, and then NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione offered $1 million to anyone with information regarding Tyrrell’s whereabouts – the highest standing reward for info on a missing person in the state.

At the time, Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin said that if one was afraid of coming forward with info because they believed they had broken the law by concealing a crime, the offence would be “negated the moment you come to police“.

Last year, on her way back to Australia from Bali, Schapelle Corby attempted to remind the circling media pack about the missing boy, taping a photography of Tyrrell dressed as Spiderman to the outside of her handbag, accompanied by the caption ‘Where’s William Tyrrell?‘ She held the handbag above her head as she pushed her way through the crowd.

The Where’s William campaign, run by child protection advocates Bravehearts Inc, denounced Corby’s actions that same day, insisting the Tyrell family and the campaign had “no association” with the convicted drug smuggler or “prior knowledge” of her intentions: “we are not happy“.

The page last posted about the missing boy back in May for Mothers’ Day:

If you have any information relating to Tyrrell’s disappearance, please call Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.