Still Missing: William Tyrrell disappeared from his foster grandmother’s house five years ago
September 12th – Dressed in a Spiderman outfit, three-year-old William Tyrrell disappears from the garden while visiting members of his foster family on the north coast of NSW.
September 21 – The police stop searching for the missing boy after searching the surrounding bushland and neighboring houses.
January 20 Police search the house and case of washer repairman Bill Spedding, who was supposed to have made repairs at the house when the three-year-old was missing.
Detectives take items for testing, including a mattress, computer, and vehicles. They empty his septic tank.
January 23 – The washer repairman publicly denies any involvement in William’s disappearance, saying that due to public attention, he and his wife are on the verge of a breakdown.
February 19 – Homicide detectives take over the case and say that William was probably kidnapped.
March 2nd – The police fruitlessly search an area of bushland near Bonny Hills for three days after a tip.
April 17 – William’s foster parents first speak in public in an emotional video released by the police that does not identify them.
April 17 – Police say the boy may have been a victim of a pedophile ring.
September 6 – The Nine Network’s 60 Minutes reveal two suspicious cars parked on the street in the morning.
September 12th – ‘Where’s William’ week launches a year after it disappears.
September 12th – A $ 1 million reward is offered for information leading to William’s return.
August 24 – The status of William’s foster child is revealed after a court decision.
12 June – The NSW police announce the start of a four-week forensic bushland search conducted by Strike Force Rosann.
14th of June – William’s grandmother scolds the police who haven’t found the boy after four years and claims that their last search is “show only”.
June 26 – The forensic search continues on what would have been William’s seventh birthday.
June 27 – Strike Force Rosann announces that it will move the search to an 800 m2 block of bushland just 4 km from where William was last seen alive.
5 June – The last search ends with Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin saying that the case may go to a coroner soon.
August – Chief of Investigator Detective Superintendent Gary Jubelin and a sergeant argue during a briefing.
the 13th of September – Police reveal they found a burnt-out car wreck of a former person of interest.
December 19th – Coroners say that William could be alive and the investigation will determine whether or not he died.
February – DCI Jubelin is removed from the study amid an erroneous probe.
March 25 – The investigation into the disappearance of William Tyrrell begins, with William’s biological and foster parents appearing over the course of a week.
The first series of hearings from the investigation focused on William’s family situation and the events leading up to his disappearance.
Both his foster and biological parents were interviewed, as were neighbors who assisted in the search.
It was revealed that William’s birth parents had been in hiding with him for six weeks in 2012, following a child law order.
William’s biological father beat the authorities for abandoning them.
“Authorities f *** ed up … The minister had a duty to protect William until he was eighteen. That was not the case at all. “
May: DCI Jubelin leaves the police.
June: Four charges of violation of the Surveillance Devices Act are brought against DCI Jubelin. He denies any wrongdoing
August: The second installment of the hearings began on Wednesday, August 7
Inquest overhears Bill Spedding, a mid-North Coast NSW repairman and a one-time person interested in William Tyrrell’s disappearance, met his wife for coffee around 9:30 am in Laurieton, 15 minutes’ drive from Kendall, on the day that William went missing.
Then they attended a school meeting across the road to see that a child caring for them received an award.
The investigator heard how a man who claims to have seen William Tyrrell rampant in the back of a speeding car the day the child went missing waited for police to interview him to tell them what he saw.
He told the criminal investigation that he contacted the police, but that he heard nothing of an interview.
It took nearly 1,000 days to reveal what he saw to the police.
The coroner orders an urgent probe to the final image taken the day William disappeared, as metadata suggests the photo may have been taken 118 minutes earlier than originally thought.
The image has a “created time” of 7.39 hours and a “corrected time” of 9.37 hours, a new document from the 2000-page evidence issue.
The coronial inquiry has been postponed by another eight months and the next hearing will take place in March 2020.
November 11th: The deputy coroner publishes images of William Tyrrell and family in Heatherbrae McDonalds on September 11, 2014
March 2020: The investigation is resumed.