After nine years since the disappearance of William Tyrrell, there are potential developments in the case as his foster mother might face charges related to his death. The police have presented evidence to the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, suggesting that the 58-year-old foster mother, whose identity cannot be disclosed for legal reasons, could be charged with perverting the course of justice and interfering with a corpse.
The Director of Public Prosecutions will carefully evaluate the evidence provided and decide whether it is sufficient to proceed with a trial. The incident took place in 2014 when three-year-old Tyrrell went missing from a residence in Kendall, NSW. In 2020, the police initiated a renewed effort to locate him, focusing on searching the surrounding bushland near the property where he was last seen.
More than 30 police officers dedicated over a month to combing through the scrub and waterways in Kendall, which is located south of Port Macquarie on the NSW mid-north coast. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) also employed ground-penetrating radar to scan the property’s garage and nearby bushland in an attempt to identify any unusual findings.
The search teams thoroughly examined rainwater and septic tanks on the property, and divers from the police force explored a creek bed in the vicinity. During the search, fragments of cloth resembling the Spider-Man outfit that William was wearing at the time of his disappearance were discovered, as well as bone fragments. However, none of these findings were determined to be connected to the case.
Despite the ongoing investigation and extensive search efforts, William Tyrrell has yet to be found. To encourage the public’s assistance, a reward of $1 million remains in place for any information that leads to the recovery of William.