Shock twist in William Tyrrell case as paedophile gives evidence at inquest

More than 40 witnesses called

July 17 2019

More than 40 people will give evidence at an inquest into the disappearance of William Tyrrell.

Among them are convicted paedophile Tony Jones, two mystery women who are being questioned under pseudonyms and a male person of interest.

Tony Jones who was previously jailed on two child sex offences, is expected to testify at the second round of hearings next month, Daily Mail reports.

The 63-year-old man was previously considered a person of interest in the investigation after his car was spotted on the street on the day of William's disappearance.

When William Tyrrell disappeared on September 12, 2014 from Kendall, NSW, aged three, Jones was living just 20 minutes away in Wauchope.

Jones has denied any involvement in William's disappearance, claiming he was collecting scrap metal on the day the toddler vanished.

The list of 42 witnesses, obtained by, includes Jones's ex-wife Debbie Gardoll, residents from the Kendall area, and a neighbour of William's foster grandmother.

Local washing machine repairman William Spedding, who visited William's grandmother's home in the days before the boy disappeared, will also be called.

The second round of hearings will begin on August 5.