Final medical reports for one of the missing toddlers, William Tyrrell, show he suffered from chronic physical and emotional problems, including speech and hearing problems, and was often an unhappy child and lonely.
Four months before his disappearance, William, then aged two and a half, suffered from a “chronic cough”, “mild hearing loss” and “difficulty producing speech”, Daily Mail Australia can exclusively reveal .
He also had an allergic skin rash called “geographic tongue” and difficulty pronouncing the letters “s” and “t.”
William had also been assessed with “some deficits in gross motor function and emotional well-being.”
The teachers at the nursery he attended three days a week observed that he “often engaged in solitary play”, but that he “was beginning to learn about cooperative play”.
It was at this daycare on Sydney’s lower north shore that William had his last play session in the afternoon before being picked up by his adoptive parents, known only as SD and JS, the day before of his disappearance without a trace.
William Tyrrell’s medical report (above), approximately four months before his disappearance, states that he suffered from “deficits in emotional well-being” and often played alone at daycare.
William suffered from hearing loss, speech problems, motor function deficits and a chronic cough at age two and a half during his final months before disappearing in Kendall.
The center is a short drive from the Chipmunks Play Center at Macquarie Park, where William’s birth parents last saw him during a contact visit on August 21, 2014.
During that visit, Ben Attwood, supervisor of the Salvation Army’s Young Hope, warned the birth mother that William had a black eye.
His mother also worried that her son was “a little too skinny.”
The birth mother said in a statement to police after William’s disappearance that she was told William fell while climbing on his adoptive mother.
“(The social worker) said William was climbing on the foster home and lost his balance and fell and that’s how he got a black eye,” it says. read in the mother’s statement.
“Apparently this happened on a Saturday, but I don’t know how long before this visit.”
Teachers at the daycare where William Tyrrell was last seen in the afternoon before disappearing “observed that he often engaged in solitary play.”
William Tyrrell suffered a black eye during his last contact visit with his birth parents and his birth mother thought the toddler was too ‘skinny’
There is no suggestion that the black eye is the result of anything other than a typical toddler accident.
It was later revealed that William was forbidden from eating chocolates or sweets and that the adoptive parents did not frequently serve him takeout and that their stop at McDonald’s on his fateful last trip was “a meal of pleasure.”
Some of the last images of William, apart from him wearing a Spider Man costume on his adoptive mother’s veranda just before his disappearance, are at McDonald’s near Heatherbrae, New South Wales, at around 6:25 p.m. on Thursday 11 September 2014.
Macca’s arrest came just under 16 hours before he was reported to police as missing from Kendall, on the NSW mid north coast. Since then, searches on William have found nothing.
Daily Mail Australia previously revealed that about a week before his disappearance on September 12, 2014, William had fallen and “couldn’t get up”.
William’s adoptive mother (above with adoptive father) blamed his disruptive behavior on contact visits with his birth parents.
William’s adoptive father told a Port Macquarie detective two days later how the child had recently fallen into the adoptive parents’ North Shore home and lay “awkwardly” in a worrying way “for a boy of this size and age.”
“Just the last week or so he was… you know, when you have the little stools that they stand on,” JS told police.
“So he was sitting next to one or on one in the kitchen at our house. And he had somehow managed to sit down awkwardly and fall back down.
“But he couldn’t get up, which distressed me a bit.
“He fell backwards. This seemed to me to indicate that he was having difficulty getting up.
The adoptive father believed that if the boy had been alone, he could have “just rolled away.”
The adoptive mother of William Tyrrell (above) in court earlier this month said the boy would bite her when he first came to live with them.
William (above in a store) had an allergic skin rash called ‘geographic tongue’, and difficulty pronouncing the letters ‘s’ and ‘t’ due to his hearing problems as well as a chronic cough.
“But they don’t think about that kind of thing. They think, oh, I’m in a position that I can’t get out of – and dad, dad is here and dad, dad.
“So you know you’re helping them up and he’s okay.”
In one of her statements to police, William’s adoptive mother admitted that when they took William in, he had been violent and had bitten her.
“(William) was having some personal issues…especially with me,” she said. ‘
“We had to deal with things like William hitting me, biting me and basically being furious (that another child was in the adoptive parents’ house).”
The adoptive mother, who said the other child would “hide under the table and not come out, throw tantrums”, blamed William’s violent and “very erratic” behavior on his biological parents, who had always visits.
“The initial period when William started living with (us) was very difficult. William had… disrupted attachment issues to his biological parents.