Ronald Chapman claims that he saw William Tyrrell (photo) in a car the day he disappeared
A man who claims to have seen William Tyrrell unrestrained in the car the day he went missing waited for the police to interview him to tell them what he saw.
Ronald Chapman, from Kendall on the north north coast of New South Wales, waited for a birth the day the three-year-old in the Spider-Man suit went missing in the house of his foster parents on the north west coast of the NSW in September 12, 2014 .
He said he was shocked to see a car driving down his quiet street with an unrestrained child – whom he now believes was William – in the back seat with his arms pressed against the window.
Chapman told deputy coroner Harriet Grahame at the NSW Coroner & # 39; s Court that he & # 39; 100 percent sure & # 39; was that it was William he saw peering out of the car.
After he had spoken, the rest of the judicial investigation was postponed for another eight months without reason.
The next hearing will only take place in March 2020.
Mr. Chapman said it was not until the evening of September 12 that he heard that William was missing and wondered if what he saw was worth reporting.
He later heard that the police would conduct interviews one by one with the locals, and assumed that it would not be long before the police knocked on his door to discuss the incident, The Australian reported.
Chapman (photo) waited for a birth the day the three-year-old in the Spiderman suit went missing in the house of his foster parents
But the police were too busy traversing the dense bushland and nearby dams to talk to the locals.
After the weeks passed and Mr. Chapman realized that no one would question him, he told the investigation that he was looking for a local police officer named Wendy Hudson, whom he had known since she was a baby.
He found her sister-in-law instead and asked her to pass on a message he thought William saw on the day of his disappearance, but the message did not reach the police until 2015.
William disappeared while playing in his foster mother's house in Kendall on the NSW middle north coast on September 12, 2014
He was finally spoken once in 2015 and again in 2016 before he made an official statement to the police in April 2017 to redraw the details of what he thought he saw.
During the investigation, he said he was certain that the driver was female.
& # 39; She was almost out of the way, there was a young boy in the back seat … I'd say about three or four. He stood, he didn't cry. He was wearing a Spiderman suit. & # 39;
He said the car was a fawn-colored old & # 39; box-type & # 39; Was 4WD, but he couldn't identify the exact brand.
Mr. Chapman said he could identify the Spiderman suit because it was the same that a little boy who lived next to him often wore.
& # 39; (The driver) was a woman in her late 20s to late 30s, blonde hair, a very fair complexion. She was wearing a white blouse with short sleeves. & # 39;
He further said that afterwards he knew that he should have reported what he saw earlier.
But the shock of the disappearance was accompanied by initial doubt about what he saw and stopped him, and then led to the fear that he would get into trouble withholding information.
The investigation into William's disappearance began in March this year, with the first batch of hearings focusing on the family situation of the toddler and the events that led to his disappearance
While investigating William's disappearance on Monday, Detective Sergeant Laura Beacroft said that Mr. Chapman was outside his home on Laurel Street in Kendall when he saw two cars drive east.
Detective Beacroft said the local man & # 39; saw a child in the back seat … against the window on the passenger side of the back seat and remembers that the child was wearing a Spider-Man outfit & # 39 ;, news.com.au reported.
Chapman, whose home was about a mile from where William was last seen, claims that he saw the child in a car driven by a woman, while the second car had a man behind the wheel.
Detective Beacroft told the investigation that further interviews with Mr Chapman led her to believe that he did not make up for the possible observation.
Laurel Street is located between Benaroon Drive, where the home of William & # 39; s foster mother was, and the highway on the east side of Kendall.
The street is connected to Benaroon Drive via Batar Creek Road.
Detective Beacroft added that although Mr. Chapman believed that the two cars were in convoy, it was possible that the cars happened to be heading in the same direction at the same time.
She said she wasn't sure if he gave a description of the person driving the second car.
The survey was also told on Monday that more than 400 & # 39; persons of interest packages & # 39; were created when the police tried to identify and interview every person that William could have taken.
Recognition of & # 39; stakeholder & # 39; was not an official term used by the NSW Police and had no fixed definition in police work worldwide, Det Sgt Beacroft said the threshold for appointing someone of stakeholder was very low.
The investigation into William's disappearance began in March of this year, with the first batch of hearings focusing on the family situation of the toddler and the events that led to his disappearance.
The second tranche of hearings began on Wednesday, August 7.
Timeline of the disappearance of William Tyrrell
Still missing: William Tyrrell disappeared from his foster mother's house three and a half years ago
September 12th – Dressed in a Spiderman outfit, three-year-old William Tyrrell is missing in the garden while visiting members of his foster family on the north coast of the NSW.
21st of September – The police stop searching for the missing boy after he has searched the surrounding bushland and adjacent houses.
January 20th – The police searches the house and company of washing machine repairer Bill Spedding, who should have been repaired in the house when the three-year-old went missing.
Detectives take test items, including a mattress, computer and vehicles. They drain his septic tank.
January 23 – The washing machine repairer publicly denies any involvement in William's disappearance and says that he and his wife are on the verge of a failure due to public attention.
February 19 – Murder detectives take over the case and say that William was probably abducted.
March 2nd – The police searches an area of bushland near Bonny Hills for three days after a tip.
April 17 – William & # 39; s foster parents are speaking in public for the first time in an emotional video released by the police that does not identify them.
April 17 – The police say the boy may have been the victim of a pedophile ring.
September 6 – The 60 minutes of The Nine Network reveal that two suspicious cars were parked on the street when William went missing.
September 12th – & # 39; Where & # 39; s William & # 39; week is launched a year after it has disappeared.
September 12th – A $ 1 million reward is offered for information leading to William's return.
August 24 – William's foster child status is revealed after a court ruling.
12 June – NSW Police announces the start of a four-week forensic search for bushland, conducted by Strike Force Rosann.
14th of June – William's grandmother scolds police who, after four years, have not found the young boy and claims that their last search & # 39; only for the show & # 39; is.
June 26 – The forensic search continues on what would have been William & # 39; 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 Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin who says the case may go to a coroner soon.
August – Investigative leader Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin and a sergeant disagree during a briefing.
the 13th of September – The police reveal that they have found a burnt-out car wreck from a former stakeholder.
December 19th – Coroners say that William can still be alive and that the investigation will determine whether he died or not.
February – DCI Jubelin is removed from the investigation in the middle of a misconduct probe.
March 25 – The investigation into the disappearance of William Tyrrell begins, with William's biological and foster parents appearing in the course of a week.
The first series of hearings of the investigation focused on William's family situation and the events that led to his disappearance.
Both his foster parents and biological parents were questioned, as were neighbors who helped with the search.
It was announced that William's biological parents had stayed with him for six weeks in 2012, following a court order.
William & # 39; s biological father threw the authorities because they had abandoned them.
& # 39; Authorities are damn … The minister had a duty to protect William until he was 18. That was not the case at all. & # 39;
May: DCI Jubelin leaves the police.
June-: Four charges against the Surveillance Devices Act have been brought against DCI Jubelin. He denies any misconduct
August: The second tranche of judicial hearings began on Wednesday, August 7
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