Police hand William Tyrrell disappearance case to coroner

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William Tyrrell

“Over the past year, investigators have continued..."

It's been a heartbreaking four years since the disappearance of NSW boy William Tyrrell and NSW police are no closer to finding answers. 

Overnight, it was announced NSW police will hand the case of William to the State Coroner and an inquest proposed for next year.

A statement was released: 

“Investigators from the Homicide Squad’s Strike Force Rosann 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."

Police said the inquest would be “an opportunity to test information and evidence gathered by Strike Force Rosann and further the investigation. 

“This is another step in ensuring answers are provided to William’s loved ones.”

In June 2018, William's biological father Brendan Collins revealed to the Daily Telegraph that he was searching bushland with a shovel in the hopes he will find his son.

“I'm so sorry for whoever's done this to you William, I don't know who took you in your Spiderman suit. 

“I've been out looking for you with a shovel digging in bushland... I know there's no point. I think you're dead, I think someone has hurt you bad. I'm so sorry I couldn't help you.” 

William was playing in his grandmother’s yard at Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast when he vanished on 12 September 2014. He was three years old. Despite a huge search, no trace of him has been found.

Both his biological and foster families have been ruled out as suspects in his disappearance.


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Written By Staff Writer