Bomb development in the case of missing boy William Tyrrell as police prepare to charge his foster mother with murder
The foster mother of missing boy William Tyrell is being charged with his alleged murder, it may be revealed.
Nine News reported that the woman who cannot be named for legal reasons has been at the center of an intense investigation over the past year.
Dressed in a Spider-Man outfit, the three-year-old disappeared shortly before 10:30 a.m. on September 12, 2014 while playing in the garden of his foster grandmother’s home in the small town of Kendall in the middle of NSW’s north coast.
Within hours, hundreds of local residents and emergency responders banded together to search the rural community, in brush, creeks and meadows to William. But no trace of him has ever been found.
The investigation was previously stalled when the findings of a corona investigation that ran from March 2019 to October 2020 were blocked by the police.
Detectives cited “new evidence” that spotlighted William’s foster mother as the reason behind the delay, but remained silent on what led investigators to redefine the woman as a suspect.
William’s foster mother and father have always denied knowing anything about what happened to the three-year-old the day she disappeared without a trace.
The impending attack comes just a day after what would have been his 12th birthday.
William disappeared from his foster grandmother’s home in Kendall, on the north coast of NSW, on September 12, 2014, and has not been seen since
On Monday, NSW police wrote in a statement on William’s birthday, June 26, that the “determination of strike force detectives has never wavered as they continue to scrupulously investigate and exhaust every line of inquiry.”
“As another William Tyrrell birthday comes and goes – on what should be a happy occasion – NSW Police continue to actively and vigorously seek answers to his disappearance,” the statement continued.
William, three, disappeared on September 12, 2014 from his foster mother’s home in Kendall, on the north coast of NSW. The little boy hasn’t been seen since, despite being one of Australia’s most high-profile cold cases.
It was revealed late last year that the NSW Crime Commission grilled William Tyrrell’s foster mother, accusing her of hiding the toddler’s body after the boy fell off the porch of the Kendall home.
Extraordinary details emerged in a Sydney court of how NSW Crime Commissioner Michael Barnes and counsel assisting Sophie Callan put pressure on the then 57-year-old, who cannot be named, in closed-door hearings last November.
The grilling was detailed at a NSW Local Court hearing into allegations that the foster mother had lied to the NSW Crime Commission, which were later dismissed by a magistrate.
The foster mother had appeared in court to challenge a charge that she had provided false or misleading evidence to the Crime Commission – with a senior detective telling the court he believed the foster mother ‘knows where William Tyrrell is’.
The court heard police told the foster mother ‘we know why, we know how’ William disappeared and his body was disposed of.
In fiery evidence presented to the Crime Commission and played in court at the Downing Center, the foster mother repeatedly denied the allegations about William.
She challenged researchers to excavate the area where they believed the three-year-old’s remains were buried.
More to come.