New development in William Tyrell case

It comes on the fourth anniversary of his disappearance

September 11 2018

Four years on from William Tyrell's sudden disappearance, police have confirmed there is a new development in the case.

William, then three, vanished from his grandmother's home in Kendall, NSW, on September 12, 2014 and hasn't been seen since despite a nationwide hunt.

Now police have announced that the case has been passed on the coroner.

NSW police

NSW police

In a statement, police said that four years to the day that William went missing, investigators  “would like to acknowledge the continued strength and courage of William Tyrrell’s families today … Over the past year, investigators have continued to explore lines of inquiry in an effort to find out what happened to William, including a large-scale forensic search”.

The deputy coroner has requested a brief of evidence, the statement said, which police will provide. 

By opening an inquest it means that there's 'an opportunity to test information and evidence gathered by Strike Force Rosann and further the investigation', police said. 'This is another step in ensuring answers are provided to William’s loved ones.'

William was living with foster parents and both they and his biological parents have been informed of the development.

A wide-scale search in the hours and days following the disappearance failed to find any trace of William, who was wearing a Spider-man costume at the time.


If you have any information, you can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

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