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Title: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: DCI on December 13, 2014, 01:57:19 PM
I wonder if this little one has been found.

William Tyrrell, 3, still missing after six weeks and police admit they have no leads on whether he wandered off or was abducted

JANET FIFE-YEOMANS CHIEF REPORTER THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
NOVEMBER 01, 2014 12:06AM

He is the little boy who simply vanished. Six weeks ago
William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother’s garden on the mid-north coast and the officer in charge admits police have no new leads, no clues as to whether the three-year-old wandered off or was abducted
.

Superintendent Paul Fehon is careful with the language he uses, mindful to not cause more distress to William’s family. Detectives with the homicide squad and the child sex abuse squad have both been helping with the inquiry and cadaver dogs have combed the area for kilometres around the peaceful village of Kendall.

But Supt Fehon does not want to dwell on what can be the harsh reality when the squads who handle the tough cases become involved.

“I’m not going to have those terms out there muddying the waters until we find out what has happened to young William,” he said yesterday.

There are chilling parallels with the case of missing three-year-old Madeleine McCann, who disappeared seven years ago from her family’s holiday villa at the Portuguese holiday resort of Praia da Luz.

As in Madelaine’s case, no one saw William go.

(http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2014/11/01/1227109/046421-291540b8-6082-11e4-bdd3-73a977145716.jpg) (http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2014/11/01/1227109/046341-22482aac-6082-11e4-bdd3-73a977145716.jpg)

He and his sister had arrived from their Sydney home with their parents on the evening of Thursday, September 11. About 10.30am on the Friday, the two children were chasing each other around outside the back of their grandmother’s house.

The house is at the closed end of Benaroon Drive, a cul-de-sac, and surrounded on three sides by bush. William’s mum went to make a cup of tea. His grandmother was sitting in the garden.

The boy was out of sight for between one and five minutes. No one heard a car, no one heard any screams or cries.

His four-year-old sister did not see what happened. But William had gone.

Within five minutes, his parents raised the alarm and ran to alert neighbours. Within 20 minutes the police were there. By 1pm, there were more than 100 people searching.

“If he has just wandered off of his own accord and met with misadventure, we would have found something by now,” Supt Fehon said.

“We can’t rule out opportunistic human intervention but if that was the case, then the chances of everything aligning for that to take place is unbelievable.

“I would say that someone does know something but that would only be speculation.”

Every one of the 21 houses in the exclusive estate around the grandmother’s house have been searched from top to bottom twice, including roof cavities and septic tanks.

Supt Fehon is no stranger to baffling searches. With fellow superintendent Peter Thurtell, he led the nation’s longest and largest manhunt, which ended when fugitive Malcolm Naden was found in March 2012 in a remote cabin, west of Gloucester.

He modestly describes that as an “organisational achievement” and says it is the same way to solve the disappearance of William. Solid police work.

Strike Force Rosann is now following up hundreds of calls to CrimeStoppers including sightings of William. Even reports from clairvoyants, traditionally treated with scepticism, are being chased up.

The investigation will go on indefinitely. “You can’t let a three-year-old boy just go missing and not continue with the investigation,” he said.


http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/william-tyrell-3-still-missing-after-six-weeks-and-police-admit-they-have-no-leads-on-whether-he-wandered-off-or-was-abducted/story-fni0cx12-1227109042952?nk=bde307ad71e8ffe74d2d7e3ecc55c64e (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/william-tyrell-3-still-missing-after-six-weeks-and-police-admit-they-have-no-leads-on-whether-he-wandered-off-or-was-abducted/story-fni0cx12-1227109042952?nk=bde307ad71e8ffe74d2d7e3ecc55c64e)

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Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: John on December 13, 2014, 03:14:00 PM
Search continues for missing toddler William Tyrell

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   12 December 2014

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Today marks three months since William Tyrell went missing at Kendall on the mid north coast, and his family and investigators are just as determined to find him.

The three-year-old went missing on Friday September 12 around 10.30am and was last seen playing on the balcony of his grandmother’s house in Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast.

It is believed William, who was wearing his Spider-Man suit at the time he vanished, could have wandered into nearby bushland.

At the time of his dissapearance, Police Superintendent Paul Fehon said police could not rule out the possibility William was abducted and his team of investigators had searched nearby thick scrub, including areas they have already combed.

“Those chances of survival diminish rapidly and of course we are very concerned for young William’s welfare,” Superintendent Fehon said.

“We do have grave concerns. To disappear that quickly absolutely bewilders us.”

Days later, police made the tough decision to scale back their search for missing toddler.

Authorities confirmed that emergency crews have stopped looking for the three-year-old in surrounding bushland, where it was believed he may have wandered, and will now look into whether or not “human intervention” could be the reason behind his disappearance.


www.womansday.com.au/lifestyle/true-life-stories/2014/12/search-continues-for-missing-toddler-william-tyrell/
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: pegasus on December 13, 2014, 03:22:59 PM
Map https://goo.gl/maps/urxRi
Ignore red marker. The house is the one on the inside of the bend.
Streetview https://goo.gl/maps/wldny
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: John on December 13, 2014, 03:57:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/UdtH0M3.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/btzZecb.jpg?1)

Red pointers mark the location of the grandmother's house from where the boy went missing.

Looks like a huge area of forest and scrub nearby.
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: John on December 13, 2014, 04:28:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WXkXwZv.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/oHLWLlN.jpg?1)

Above are pics of the front and rear of the house.  One thing I notice is an almost total absence of fences.  How on earth do they keep toddlers in anyway?   Initial report states he and his sister were playing in the garden at the back of the house yet six weeks later he was supposedly last seen on the balcony at the back of the house?  Stranger still is the claim his four-year-old sister whom he was playing with has no idea where he went?  All very odd!
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: Eleanor on December 13, 2014, 04:57:22 PM

Oh my goodness.  No Fences.  Must be the parent's fault.  Perhaps they didn't have a dog.

Three year olds can get down from the most unlikely places, especially if they suddenly spot something interesting.
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: John on December 13, 2014, 05:09:41 PM
Oh my goodness.  No Fences.  Must be the parent's fault.  Perhaps they didn't have a dog.

Three year olds can get down from the most unlikely places, especially if they suddenly spot something interesting.

Seems to be the way in high drought residential areas where it is more a case of turning on the irrigation hose than fire up the lawnmower.
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: DCI on December 13, 2014, 05:12:34 PM
Above are pics of the front and rear of the house.  One thing I notice is an almost total absence of fences.  How on earth do they keep toddlers in anyway?  How did a three-year-old manage to get down from a balcony in any event?

Your version says balcony, mine said the children were running around chasing each other outside the back of their grandmothers house. Following the street view Pegasus posted and further down Benaroon Drive, the balcony looks like it is at the side of the house. The grounds are all open around it, but where in the garden was the grandmother sitting I wonder.

Looking again, there doesn't appear to be any balcony steps, perhaps the way onto it is from the house. Underneath the balcony is a row of windows along the length of the side.
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: Anna on December 13, 2014, 05:25:22 PM
 Oh dear No! Not yet Another mysterious disappearance of a youngster

Lets hope they find out what happened to this poor little mite.

 The parents must be devastated.
It looks like a rather remote area. I wonder if there was much traffic on that road, or if there was an enclosed area round the side of the building, for children to play? It does appear very open.

Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: Brietta on December 13, 2014, 05:40:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WXkXwZv.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/oHLWLlN.jpg?1)

Above are pics of the front and rear of the house.  One thing I notice is an almost total absence of fences.  How on earth do they keep toddlers in anyway?   Initial report states he and his sister were playing in the garden at the back of the house yet six weeks later he was supposedly last seen on the balcony at the back of the house?  Stranger still is the claim his four-year-old sister whom he was playing with has no idea where he went?  All very odd!

As soon as I read about it I thought of Sandy Davidson who is missing from Irvine.

He was playing in his grandmother's garden with his sister.  She remembers a man opening the garden gate and taking Sandy away.

Sandy's gran was interviewed last week in connection with a joint initiative of Police Scotland and Missing People, the charity is supported by Sandy's sister; even after all these years his gran is distraught by his loss, one of the things she said was that that she could be passing him in the street without knowing.

My thoughts are with William and his family.

Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: pegasus on December 14, 2014, 02:42:16 PM
Here is a plan of the house 48 https://goo.gl/maps/Fwiod
The balcony extends around the southeast and northeast faces
You can see the southeast face in the second photo in John's post.
(the balcony steps are on the northeast face).
Because of the slope of the ground, the balcony is about 2 metres above ground where the steps are, increasing to about 4 metres above ground at the south corner.
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: pegasus on December 14, 2014, 02:58:30 PM
From studying streetview and press photos
Large green object of vertical cylinder shape under balcony on southeast face, not sure what it is.
Below the balcony on southeast face is a ground-level deck and there is a tiny space beneath this.
At roadside is a slot opening into underground rainwater drain. 
A dark area towards south corner of garden is that just shadow or is it water?
IIRC it had rained alot just before disappearance.






Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: pathfinder73 on December 14, 2014, 03:16:42 PM
Oct 12

Acting Superintendent Commander Tony Joice, who is leading the taskforce investigating the three-year-old’s disappearance from the small town of Kendall, said police jet skis and sniffer dogs had scoured the nearby Camden Haven River last week but found nothing.

He said it was the final stage of the ground and water search for William.

“Nothing has been found and that area has been eliminated at this point,” he said.

“There’s pretty much nothing else we can do... we will have eliminated a number of areas where

William is not, so it does take us closer to finding him.”

(http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2014/10/11/1227087/328415-e9d99154-50f2-11e4-852c-a6aaa2413bba.jpg)

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/toddler-william-tyrell-still-missing-as-ground-and-water-search-comes-to-an-end/story-fni0cx12-1227087328826
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: pegasus on December 14, 2014, 03:51:38 PM
"Sniffer dogs have failed to pick up any scent"
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/william-tyrell-search-police-say-chances-of-survival-are-diminishing

IMO that indicates the possiblity the child did not leave the plot?

"The rain over the past couple of weeks has caused lots of mud"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2758586/Was-William-abducted-Police-investigating-reports-man-asking-directions-three-year-olds-street-day-went-missing.html

IMO that indicates the need to double check were there in this wet period any areas of mud within this plot, or any old inspection covers of rainwater drains?

Does anyone have rainfall data?
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: John on March 01, 2015, 09:27:39 PM
Couple ‘on verge of nervous breakdowns’ over Tyrell search!

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23 January 2015

A couple whose home was searched in the hunt for missing toddler William Tyrell are on the “verge of nervous breakdowns” as they face weeks of uncertainty.

William “Bill” Spedding, 63, had his Bonny Hills family home searched for over two days before detectives removed police tape around the property today.

“We’re cooperating with the police,” Mr and Mrs Spedding told the Nine Network today.

“It has been very difficult. I wish to thank our family and friends for the overwhelming support we’ve received.

“We’ll get through this. We will.”

Mr Spedding had visited the home of the missing three-year-old’s grandmother in nearby Kendall last year, four days before the toddler disappeared.

The tradesman, who is not a suspect, had been there after a request for a quote on a washing machine repair but didn’t return to the home on the day William went missing.

Police also searched Mr Spedding’s business in Laurieton. Items seized include a mattress and computer, which will undergo potentially weeks of forensic examination.

Channel Nine reporter Chris O’Keefe interviewed Mr Spedding and his wife Margaret this morning for a report to be aired tonight. He said that the couple seemed fragile.

“He was very tired, very emotional and extremely upset about it,” O’Keefe told news.com.au

“Both said to me they were on the verge of nervous breakdowns, their life has been upturned.”

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Mr Spedding has denied having anything to do with William’s disappearance on September 12 and has volunteered to speak with police about the investigation despite not having been arrested or charged with any offence.

O’Keefe said the couple had not been back to their home since Tuesday morning, although police gave them the all-clear to return today.

“They are coping by sticking together (and) keeping a low profile.

“Knowing their family is sticking behind them, and believe their story 100 per cent is making it a bit easier.”

Mr Spedding became entangled in the investigation as he visited William’s grandmother’s home four days before he went missing for a washing machine repair quote.

A close friend said the tradesman had to source a spare part but never installed it after failing to get in contact with William’s grandmother on the morning of September 12.

In the afternoon he called again and spoke to William’s mother, during the early stages of a frantic search for her son.

“She said to Bill `I am afraid you won’t be able to come to do the job, we will call when we are able’,” his friend said.

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William Tyrell has been missing since September.

It is understood in the days after William disappeared, and as hundreds of volunteers searched for the toddler in surrounding bushland, Mr Spedding’s work whitegoods van was spotted in the Kendall street outside William’s grandmother’s home.

It sat alone among police and emergency services cars.

An excavator was brought in, septic tank drained and forensic police searched a basement below Mr Spedding’s rented semi-rural property on Wednesday.

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Forensic police search the backyard of the Bonny Hills home.

A number of items were seized, including a mattress and a computer, after an earlier search of Mr Spedding’s pawnbroker business, “Speddo’s” in nearby Laurieton.

Police have reiterated Mr Spedding, a carer to three grandchildren, is not a suspect in William’s disappearance.

Mr Spedding took refuge in an apartment in a neighbouring town as the search and media attention continued.

Close friend Colin fears the damage may already have been done. “He is very upset of course,” he told AAP.

“They are trying to cope with it. Even if it’s totally untrue, things like that stick.” His family also leapt to his defence.

“My uncle I love him his (sic) innocent, he would never hurt a fly,” niece Shay Handsaker wrote on Facebook.

Another relative said she felt sick and upset at things that had been said about Mr Spedding.

Mr Spedding and his wife Margaret have been described as loving guardians to the three grandchildren they live with in the Bonny Hills home.

Colin said the couple moved from Wellington to the mid-north coast five years ago for health reasons and into the Bonny Hills property about 12 months ago so there was more room for the children.

Police finished their meticulous search on Thursday and removed police tape from around the family home.

www.news.com.au/national/couple-on-verge-of-nervous-breakdowns-over-tyrell-search/story-fncynjr2-1227194638001
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: Mr Gray on March 01, 2015, 09:37:04 PM
any evidence of abduction
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: John on March 01, 2015, 09:49:11 PM
Police to scour Bonny Hills bushland in search for missing William Tyrell.

The Sydney Morning Herald
2 March 2015

By Megan Levy

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Homicide squad detectives searching for missing three-year-old boy William Tyrell will begin scouring bushland on the NSW mid north coast on Monday, six months after the toddler mysteriously vanished from his grandmother's home.

Police said a tip-off had led them to an area of dense bushland at Bonny Hills, about 20 kilometres from the small town of Kendall where William disappeared from the back yard of his grandmother's home in September last year.

A NSW Police spokeswoman said the area police would begin searching was near Houston Mitchell Drive and Long Point Road in Bonny Hills, however she would not divulge the exact location.

Officers are believed to be focusing on an area of dense bushland in the the Queens Lake State Forest. The search will be coordinated by the homicide squad, with assistance from the riot squad, operational support group, dog unit and water police.
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It is the second time that police have descended on the town of Bonny Hills this year in their investigation into the disappearance of William.

In January, police searched the Bonny Hills home of washing machine repairman William Spedding, 63, using an excavator and draining a septic tank at the semi-rural property in Wandoo Place. They also searched Mr Spedding's pawnbroker business in the nearby town of Laurieton.

Read more... (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/police-to-scour-bonny-hills-bushland-in-search-for-missing-william-tyrell-20150301-13s798.html)
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: Anna on March 01, 2015, 10:01:52 PM
How terribly sad for everyone involved in this case. Unbelievable how he just vanished into thin air while playing in the garden.
I pray this little boy is found soon.
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: carlymichelle on March 01, 2015, 10:05:26 PM
anna they are looking for his body our  australian  media have  had it on it is very very sad
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: Anna on March 01, 2015, 10:07:31 PM
anna they are looking for his body our  australian  media have  had it on it is very very sad

Thank You Carly, That is very sad indeed.
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: John on March 01, 2015, 10:14:13 PM
Was Spiderman-loving William Tyrell abducted and smuggled overseas? Search for toddler goes global.

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Published: 1 March 2015
By John Carney and Emily Crane and Nelson Groom for Daily Mail Australia



The search for missing three-year-old William Tyrell has taken an international turn, with authorities in dozens of far-reaching countries expected to join the cause.

NSW Crime Stoppers have urged Crime Stoppers websites in 26 countries to post a message about William's abduction last year, urging anybody with information on the case to contact Australian police.

The plea has been sent to places as far-flung as Europe and America, urging them to post articles about three-year-old William, who went missing from his home in grandmother's home on the NSW north coast on September 12, reports the Sunday Telegraph.

NSW Crime Stoppers CEO Peter Price said they're expecting a plethora of further countries to jump on board.

'We're using the global crime stoppers network to broaden the communications appeal relating to his disappearance,' Mr Price said. 'We're hoping that somebody might recognise him.'

While the global call to action may be helpful, NSW Homicide Squad detective Gary Jubelin said there is no evidence to suggest William had been taken overseas.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/21/25A9294800000578-2962818-Clairvoyant_Maggie_said_missing_little_Spiderman_William_Tyrell_-m-4_1424524295529.jpg)

The global campaign comes after the parents of missing three-year-old William issued a heartfelt plea to find their son after he vanished without a trace five months ago.

The Tyrell family issued a heartbreaking letter revealing William's toys remained untouched and that everyday since he disappeared had been a living nightmare.

'We wake up every day hoping this nightmare will be over. We desperately miss William, he's our baby boy; our funny, cheeky, gorgeous boy,' they said.

Read more... (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2973401/Search-Spiderman-loving-toddler-William-Tyrell-goes-global.html)
Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
Post by: Mr Gray on March 01, 2015, 10:19:09 PM
    Was Spiderman-loving William Tyrell abducted and smuggled overseas? Search for toddler goes global.



    • NSW Crime Stoppers have urged 26 countries to join the cause
    • They're requesting international Crime Stoppers to ask for information
    • A plethora of far-reaching countries are expected to jump on board
    • It comes after the parents of William Tyrell issued a heartfelt letter
    • The letter reveals his beloved Spiderman toys remain untouched
    • Detectives searching for William believe he was abducted
    • They say abductor 'may have watched' William for hours beforehand
    • Police now want to speak to everyone that was in a 1km radius of the home

    By John Carney and Emily Crane and Nelson Groom for Daily Mail Australia

    Published: 1 March 2015[/list]

    Could anyone explain to me why posters are not claiming...there is no evidence of abduction
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on March 01, 2015, 10:30:46 PM
    Was Spiderman-loving William Tyrell abducted and smuggled overseas? Search for toddler goes global.

    MAILOnline

    • NSW Crime Stoppers have urged 26 countries to join the cause
    • They're requesting international Crime Stoppers to ask for information
    • A plethora of far-reaching countries are expected to jump on board
    • It comes after the parents of William Tyrell issued a heartfelt letter
    • The letter reveals his beloved Spiderman toys remain untouched
    • Detectives searching for William believe he was abducted
    • They say abductor 'may have watched' William for hours beforehand
    • Police now want to speak to everyone that was in a 1km radius of the home

    By John Carney and Emily Crane and Nelson Groom for Daily Mail Australia

    Published: 1 March 2015


    The search for missing three-year-old William Tyrell has taken an international turn, with authorities in dozens of far-reaching countries expected to join the cause.

    NSW Crime Stoppers have urged Crime Stoppers websites in 26 countries to post a message about William's abduction last year, urging anybody with information on the case to contact Australian police.

    The plea has been sent to places as far-flung as Europe and America, urging them to post articles about three-year-old William, who went missing from his home in grandmother's home on the NSW north coast on September 12, reports the Sunday Telegraph.

    NSW Crime Stoppers CEO Peter Price said they're expecting a plethora of further countries to jump on board.

    'We're using the global crime stoppers network to broaden the communications appeal relating to his disappearance,' Mr Price said. 'We're hoping that somebody might recognise him.'

    While the global call to action may be helpful, NSW Homicide Squad detective Gary Jubelin said there is no evidence to suggest William had been taken overseas.

    (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/21/25A9294800000578-2962818-Clairvoyant_Maggie_said_missing_little_Spiderman_William_Tyrell_-m-4_1424524295529.jpg)

    The global campaign comes after the parents of missing three-year-old William issued a heartfelt plea to find their son after he vanished without a trace five months ago.

    The Tyrell family issued a heartbreaking letter revealing William's toys remained untouched and that everyday since he disappeared had been a living nightmare.

    'We wake up every day hoping this nightmare will be over. We desperately miss William, he's our baby boy; our funny, cheeky, gorgeous boy,' they said.

    Read more... (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2973401/Search-Spiderman-loving-toddler-William-Tyrell-goes-global.html)


    Oh please let this little lad be alive, but finding him, if he has been smuggled abroad will be like looking for a needle in a haystack, unless the police have some leads. I suppose they have to search the bush to eliminate, the worst possible end to this story. So many children disappearing, parents must be terrified to let their children out of their sights.
    12 sep 2014, is exactly 10 years since Joana, too.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on March 01, 2015, 10:41:46 PM
    Could anyone explain to me why posters are not claiming...there is no evidence of abduction

    I believe that he disappeared from the garden. It is unlikely there is much in the way of clues really.
    It is unlikely that fingerprints, hairs, DNA, etc would be found in a garden, but I believe they searched ponds, pipes and similar possible accident zones, near the house. Nobody saw anything either. Another disappear without a trace, case.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Mr Gray on March 01, 2015, 10:45:10 PM
    I believe that he disappeared from the garden. It is unlikely there is much in the way of clues really.
    It is unlikely that fingerprints, hairs, DNA, etc would be found in a garden, but I believe they searched ponds, pipes and similar possible accident zones, near the house. Nobody saw anything either. Another disappear without a trace, case.

    absolutely tragic...poor child...just another reminder that we cannot let our precious children out of our sight for a second
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Angelo222 on March 01, 2015, 10:51:11 PM
    absolutely tragic...poor child...just another reminder that we cannot let our precious children out of our sight for a second

    I'm glad you posted that Dave.  At last you have inadvertently acknowledged that leaving children alone and unattended in a strange hotel was wrong.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Alfred R Jones on March 01, 2015, 10:55:21 PM
    I'm glad you posted that Dave.  At last you have inadvertently acknowledged that leaving children alone and unattended in a strange hotel was wrong.
    Does this mean you're going to start ripping into this poor child's parents too?  I sincerely hope not.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Angelo222 on March 01, 2015, 10:57:57 PM
    Does this mean you're going to start ripping into this poor child's parents too?  I sincerely hope not.

    If by ripping into you infer blame then so be it.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Mr Gray on March 01, 2015, 10:59:24 PM
    I'm glad you posted that Dave.  At last you have inadvertently acknowledged that leaving children alone and unattended in a strange hotel was wrong.

    not inadvertently.....I did exactly the same as the McCanns when I was younger...I certainly would not do it now...the McCanns were naïve...I don't blame them for Maddie's fate... I blame the criminal that took her
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Angelo222 on March 01, 2015, 11:07:05 PM
    not inadvertently.....I did exactly the same as the McCanns when I was younger...I certainly would not do it now...the McCanns were naïve...I don't blame them for Maddie's fate... I blame the criminal that took her

    It isn't known what happened to Madeleine so blaming someone else is mere soeculation.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Mr Gray on March 01, 2015, 11:20:03 PM
    I'm glad you posted that Dave.  At last you have inadvertently acknowledged that leaving children alone and unattended in a strange hotel was wrong.

    I think it's tragic that when Maddie disappeared MW were still advertising baby listening services... They should be totally banned as far as I am concerned...as long as they are sanctioned and allowed by law...parents will assume they are safe
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: colombosstogey on March 02, 2015, 06:45:21 AM
    https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/26471337/tyrrell-search-for-evidence-police/

    It might be nothing but....bones found. x
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: carlymichelle on March 02, 2015, 07:32:36 AM
    https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/26471337/tyrrell-search-for-evidence-police/

    It might be nothing but....bones found. x

    confirmed to be animal bones

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: carlymichelle on March 02, 2015, 07:46:09 AM
    Notice our australian police have not said  he was abducted for sure? they are open to  ALL posibilities
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: carlymichelle on March 02, 2015, 07:51:34 AM

    its  good to know that our australian police  are open to all theories isnt it they are not the stiff upper lip police like in the  uk
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Mr Gray on March 02, 2015, 08:02:18 AM
    Was Spiderman-loving William Tyrell abducted and smuggled overseas? Search for toddler goes global.

    (http://i.imgur.com/vXOx0hK.jpg?1)

    Published: 1 March 2015
    By John Carney and Emily Crane and Nelson Groom for Daily Mail Australia


    • NSW Crime Stoppers have urged 26 countries to join the cause
    • They're requesting international Crime Stoppers to ask for information
    • A plethora of far-reaching countries are expected to jump on board
    • It comes after the parents of William Tyrell issued a heartfelt letter
    • The letter reveals his beloved Spiderman toys remain untouched
    [li]Detectives searching for William believe he was abducted[/li]
    [li]They say abductor 'may have watched' William for hours beforehand[/li][/list] [/color]
    • Police now want to speak to everyone that was in a 1km radius of the home

    The search for missing three-year-old William Tyrell has taken an international turn, with authorities in dozens of far-reaching countries expected to join the cause.

    NSW Crime Stoppers have urged Crime Stoppers websites in 26 countries to post a message about William's abduction last year, urging anybody with information on the case to contact Australian police.

    The plea has been sent to places as far-flung as Europe and America, urging them to post articles about three-year-old William, who went missing from his home in grandmother's home on the NSW north coast on September 12, reports the Sunday Telegraph.

    NSW Crime Stoppers CEO Peter Price said they're expecting a plethora of further countries to jump on board.

    'We're using the global crime stoppers network to broaden the communications appeal relating to his disappearance,' Mr Price said. 'We're hoping that somebody might recognise him.'

    While the global call to action may be helpful, NSW Homicide Squad detective Gary Jubelin said there is no evidence to suggest William had been taken overseas.

    (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/21/25A9294800000578-2962818-Clairvoyant_Maggie_said_missing_little_Spiderman_William_Tyrell_-m-4_1424524295529.jpg)

    The global campaign comes after the parents of missing three-year-old William issued a heartfelt plea to find their son after he vanished without a trace five months ago.

    The Tyrell family issued a heartbreaking letter revealing William's toys remained untouched and that everyday since he disappeared had been a living nightmare.

    'We wake up every day hoping this nightmare will be over. We desperately miss William, he's our baby boy; our funny, cheeky, gorgeous boy,' they said.

    Read more... (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2973401/Search-Spiderman-loving-toddler-William-Tyrell-goes-global.html)


    detectives believe he was abducted
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Mr Gray on March 02, 2015, 08:07:59 AM
    notice our australian police have not said  he was abducted for sure? they are open to  ALL posibilities

    This is the police who took 32 yrs to solve the dingo case...don't try and make out Australian police are superior...


    the childs mother spent 3 years in prison for a crime she did not commit
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: stephen25000 on March 02, 2015, 08:14:23 AM
    I note it is a homicide squad investigating the case.

    They believe abduction is the most likely scenario, but not the only one.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Mr Gray on March 02, 2015, 08:15:32 AM
    I note it is a homicide squad investigating the case.

    They believe abduction is the most likely scenario, but not the only one.

    so what other scenarios are they considering and where is your source...and.... WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE FOR ABDUCTION.....
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: stephen25000 on March 02, 2015, 08:18:15 AM
    so what other scenarios are they considering and where is your source...and.... WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE FOR ABDUCTION.....

    Well dave as you're the expert in everything, don't  you know that already. @)(++(* @)(++(* @)(++(*
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: stephen25000 on March 02, 2015, 08:19:10 AM
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-02/police-begin-new-search-for-missing-boy-william-tyrell/6272660
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Mr Gray on March 02, 2015, 08:30:36 AM
    willams parents were not out every night  drinking

    So where were they when he went missing...why was he on his own
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: carlymichelle on March 02, 2015, 08:38:06 AM
    So where were they when he went missing...why was he on his own

    toddlers  wander  and/or and run away   in less then a  minute hence why toddlers  should NEVER be alone
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Jean-Pierre on March 02, 2015, 01:34:14 PM
    I note it is a homicide squad investigating the case.

    They believe abduction is the most likely scenario, but not the only one.

    The search is being coordinated by the homicide squad with assistance from the public order and riot squad, Operation Support Group, dog unit and water police.




    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Carana on March 02, 2015, 02:02:09 PM
    toddlers  wander  and/or and run away   in less then a  minute hence why toddlers  should NEVER be alone

    If you were on your own and had a toddler / young child, what would you do if you needed to go to the toilet in your own home?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Mr Moderator on March 02, 2015, 02:18:03 PM
    Reminder for those who might not have realised.  This thread concerns William Tyrrell.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Alfred R Jones on March 02, 2015, 02:22:24 PM
    Reminder for those who might not have realised.  This thread concerns William Tyrrell.
    Why is it in the Madeleine McCann forum then?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: jassi on March 02, 2015, 02:25:27 PM
    If you were on your own and had a toddler / young child, what would you do if you needed to go to the toilet in your own home?

    How about taking the child with you?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Mr Moderator on March 02, 2015, 02:31:00 PM
    Why is it in the Madeleine McCann forum then?

    I assume it is on the Madeleine board as both could potentially involve a child abduction.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on March 02, 2015, 02:48:11 PM
    How about taking the child with you?

    And if you have 3 or 4?
    I disagree. Jassi, I don't think one would think, to disrupt the children, every time they visited, the powder room.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on March 02, 2015, 02:58:33 PM
    We are all guilty of a false sense of security, when the children are nearby, or playing in the garden (as I believe, this little lad was) and it had never happened before................................It wouldn't even enter the minds of people, caring for children in what they perceived as a safe environment.

    The family must be racked with guilt and worry even although, it could have happened to anyone. My heart goes out to them all.

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: jassi on March 02, 2015, 03:01:22 PM
    And if you have 3 or 4?
    I disagree. Jassi, I don't think one would think, to disrupt the children, every time they visited, the powder room.

    And what would you do if you were out shopping and taken short?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on March 02, 2015, 03:15:56 PM
    And what would you do if you were out shopping and taken short?

    If one was out shopping and had to pay a visit to public toilets, it would not come under your " safe environment location" So then they would obviously have to go with you, if you were alone.
     I have never experience that situation, so cant really answer any more adequately than that, jassi.
     I have always lived in villages, where you could go into a tearoom and ask at the desk if they could care for them, whilst you were paying a visit too the "Ladies".
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: jassi on March 02, 2015, 03:20:04 PM
    If one was out shopping and had to pay a visit to public toilets, it would not come under your " safe environment location" So then they would obviously have to go with you, if you were alone.
    I have never experience that situation, so cant really answer any more adequately than that, jassi.
     I have always lived in villages, where you could go into a tearoom and ask at the desk if they could care for them, whilst you were paying a visit too the "Ladies".

    Nor have I but I really cannot see any problem with taking the whole tribe into the bathroom and parking them in the bath (if short of space) while having a 'tinkle'.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Carana on March 02, 2015, 03:29:34 PM
    Nor have I but I really cannot see any problem with taking the whole tribe into the bathroom and parking them in the bath (if short of space) while having a 'tinkle'.

    I've never come across a tea-room or shopping mall with a bathtub.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on March 02, 2015, 03:30:19 PM
    Nor have I but I really cannot see any problem with taking the whole tribe into the bathroom and parking them in the bath (if short of space) while having a 'tinkle'.

    And you think the children in this case, should have been with their guardian every minute ..............While cleaning, cooking, doing laundry etc. How can you sit and physically, watch children, non stop?
    I do fear that this is how things are trending now..............A great shame for children, really, especially those without an enclosed garden.
    And a terrible shame for the families, when a child does disappear.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: jassi on March 02, 2015, 03:31:13 PM
    I've never come across a tea-room or shopping mall with a bathtub.

    I was talking about the domestic situation, as you probably well realise.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on March 02, 2015, 03:48:49 PM
    It seems the Mother and Grandma, were in the garden too, except for the few minutes, that he disappeared.

    -------------------------------
    Old news, but good recap:-


    He was playing in the backyard and running around the house with his sister. We are going to continue to comb the area trying to come up with something.'

    The three-year-old vanished without a trace from the garden at his grandmother’s house last Friday where he had been playing with his sister.

    His grandmother and mother went inside the home at about 10.30am and within five minute he was gone.

    Neighbours say William, his sister and mother had only arrived in town the day before.



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2760087/Police-believe-William-Tyrell-3-picked-car-crews-preparing-search-roads-nearby-forest-hope-finding-alive-fades.html#ixzz3TFAXxVBZ
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Carana on March 02, 2015, 03:52:29 PM
    I was talking about the domestic situation, as you probably well realise.

    Earlier you'd mentioned being taken "short" while out shopping...

    Ok. So home situation, then.

    My question was to Carly, so she may have a perfect solution.

    In the meantime, if you have, e.g., children of 2, 4 and 6-7 ... then what? You still plonk all of them in a bathtub, shower?

    What if you're taking a shower in a small bathroom?

    How can children NEVER be left alone for even a minute? What are you supposed to do? Have children sleep in the dining-room until you go to bed? Eat and sleep with them in their bedroom? Grab all your kids every time the phone rings in a different room? Take them all into the toilet with you every time you or any of the kids need to go?

    Have a large cage in the living-room with multiple locks on?

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Alfred R Jones on March 02, 2015, 04:06:24 PM
    I can't believe this conversation!  I never put my kids in the bath when I needed to "tinkle" - what an odd idea! @)(++(*
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Alfred R Jones on March 02, 2015, 04:08:12 PM
    By the way, in our house the bog isn't in the same room as the bath - it's in a room barely large enough for one - the idea of piling the kids in while I do a number two would surely be akin to child abuse.   @)(++(* 8()-000(
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on March 02, 2015, 04:17:59 PM
    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/mar/02/william-tyrell-new-search-launched-for-missing-three-year-old

    Bones found in bushland on the New South Wales mid-north coast are not those of missing toddler William Tyrrell.

    A pathologist has concluded they are from an animal.

    Up to 30 police and sniffer dogs are scouring bushland near Bonny Hills, about 20km from where detectives believe the three-year-old was snatched in September.

    Police found the bones on Monday in the search for the toddler who went missing five months ago.

    Police started scouring bushland after a tip-off from the public and bones were discovered during the search.

    Officers from the Riot Squad, Dog Unit and Water Police were deployed in the vicinity of Houston Mitchell drive and Long Point road at Bonny Hills, close to where the three-year-old vanished five months ago.

    Police say new information from the public has sparked the search.

    On Sunday, NSW Crime Stoppers reportedly appealed to 26 countries to help find the boy, who was last seen wearing a Spiderman outfit when he disappeared from his grandmother’s yard in Kendall, near Port Macquarie.

    It comes less than two weeks after investigators decided to broaden their scope, announcing a plan to speak to anyone who came within 1km of the home between 10am and 11am on 12 September, the day the boy went missing.

    Police raided three properties linked to a local washing machine repairman last month, seizing a mattress, vehicles and a computer.

    Investigators insist the man is not a suspect.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    If the man is not a suspect, why concentrate on his house/surrounding area?


    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Brietta on March 02, 2015, 04:25:05 PM
    Earlier you'd mentioned being taken "short" while out shopping...

    Ok. So home situation, then.

    My question was to Carly, so she may have a perfect solution.

    In the meantime, if you have, e.g., children of 2, 4 and 6-7 ... then what? You still plonk all of them in a bathtub, shower?

    What if you're taking a shower in a small bathroom?

    How can children NEVER be left alone for even a minute? What are you supposed to do? Have children sleep in the dining-room until you go to bed? Eat and sleep with them in their bedroom? Grab all your kids every time the phone rings in a different room? Take them all into the toilet with you every time you or any of the kids need to go?

    Have a large cage in the living-room with multiple locks on?

     ... and what kind of children would we be producing, living what sort of lives under constant surveillance?  Children need their freedom to develop, and it is a very sad world indeed that the lives of British children are now are shaped by the outrages of Brady, Hindley, Black and others like them who have stolen not only the childhood of their victims but of the millions of children born since.

    The desire to castigate the McCanns for a mistake the consequences of which they will live with for every day of their lives is risible.  Particularly when, whatever the situation, the nearest and dearest of every child who goes missing whatever the circumstances ... is automatically considered culpable, as if the torment they will visit on themselves is not enough!

    What kind of world is it when parents are to be considered negligent for allowing children to play and enjoy running between the house and garden with adults in close proximity ... and what kind of mindset is it that uses an occasion of family tragedy as a debating point aimed against the family of another missing child?

    William wandered from what was a safe environment, (proved by the fact he was not discovered to have come to harm there) how on earth can his guardians be considered negligent?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Carana on March 02, 2015, 04:28:16 PM
    I can't believe this conversation!  I never put my kids in the bath when I needed to "tinkle" - what an odd idea! @)(++(*

    According to some purists, you should never leave any of your children unattended - ever - before the age of 12 (or whenever a child is no longer "young").

    If taken to the letter, at least according to a certain "researcher / campaigner", that would mean taking your 11.5 year-old, even of a different sex, to the toilet with you several times a day (unless, of course, you have a catheter and a colostomy bag which would hopefully obviate such needs).

    That would also mean having sex with your partner with your children in the same room... just so that they're never alone.

    If they then end up totally unprepared for life and quite possibly with psychological problems, then that's not your fault: they were never left alone for even a minute.


    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on March 02, 2015, 04:29:50 PM
    Earlier you'd mentioned being taken "short" while out shopping...

    Ok. So home situation, then.

    My question was to Carly, so she may have a perfect solution.

    In the meantime, if you have, e.g., children of 2, 4 and 6-7 ... then what? You still plonk all of them in a bathtub, shower?

    What if you're taking a shower in a small bathroom?

    How can children NEVER be left alone for even a minute? What are you supposed to do? Have children sleep in the dining-room until you go to bed? Eat and sleep with them in their bedroom? Grab all your kids every time the phone rings in a different room? Take them all into the toilet with you every time you or any of the kids need to go?

    Have a large cage in the living-room with multiple locks on?

    William's mother and Grandma, were not at fault, in any way.
    I had 3 children under 3 years old at one time and a rather small, cloakroom toilet downstairs. No way would I be able to lug them upstairs every time I went to the bathroom.

    So I get the 2 year old and sit him on the floor of the cloakroom toilet room, leaving the other 2 while I do so.
    Then I leave him alone whilst I go and collect the 1 year old and put her on the toilet floor, leaving the baby,while I do so.
    Then I leave the children alone in the toilet room, while I collect the baby, in a cot, or pram... if we were in the garden.

    Where do we all fit in?

    If people with children, really believe, so strongly that kids shouldn't be left for a minute, I suggest that they invest in a wheeled commode.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Brietta on March 02, 2015, 04:34:36 PM
    According to some purists, you should never leave any of your children unattended - ever - before the age of 12 (or whenever a child is no longer "young").

    If taken to the letter, at least according to a certain "researcher / campaigner", that would mean taking your 11.5 year-old, even of a different sex, to the toilet with you several times a day (unless, of course, you have a catheter and a colostomy bag which would hopefully obviate such needs).

    That would also mean having sex with your partner with your children in the same room... just so that they're never alone.

    If they then end up totally unprepared for life and quite possibly with psychological problems, then that's not your fault: they were never left alone for even a minute.

    I am left with the suspicion that the proponents of the argument being put forward that children should never be alone might fall into that category, as outlined in your last sentence.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Carana on March 02, 2015, 04:38:51 PM
    Personally, I wouldn't have left very small children alone in order to go for a tinkle in a shopping-mall, but that's not everyday home life.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Jean-Pierre on March 02, 2015, 04:39:13 PM
    According to some purists, you should never leave any of your children unattended - ever - before the age of 12 (or whenever a child is no longer "young").

    If taken to the letter, at least according to a certain "researcher / campaigner", that would mean taking your 11.5 year-old, even of a different sex, to the toilet with you several times a day (unless, of course, you have a catheter and a colostomy bag which would hopefully obviate such needs).

    That would also mean having sex with your partner with your children in the same room... just so that they're never alone.

    If they then end up totally unprepared for life and quite possibly with psychological problems, then that's not your fault: they were never left alone for even a minute.

    Which is why we get what have been called "helicopter parents" - they spend their time hovering over little Giles and Tamara making sure they cannot get into any possible danger and they develop their skills with endless extra classes and lessons.

    But that is a bit last week  It seems we now also have "lawnmower parents".   Similar- but they hover lower. 
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on March 02, 2015, 04:56:05 PM
    My apologies if this update, ha already been posted...includes videos.

    http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/03/02/05/17/police-scour-bushland-in-search-for-missing-toddler-william-tyrell
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on March 02, 2015, 05:44:12 PM
    This thread is about William Tyrell. Please adhere to the topic
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Mr Gray on March 02, 2015, 05:52:32 PM
    We all have sympathy for this little boy and his family....please don't use his sad fate to try and score points
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Carana on March 02, 2015, 07:19:29 PM
    This little chap has been missing since September. :(

    My thoughts are with those who know and love him. The rollercoaster must be horrendous.





    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Wonderfulspam on March 03, 2015, 09:25:17 AM
    This little chap has been missing since September. :(

    My thoughts are with those who know and love him. The rollercoaster must be horrendous.

    I hear the Log Flume more than makes up for it.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: slartibartfast on March 03, 2015, 12:35:35 PM
    Unfortunately in almost every instance of a missing child comparisons are made ... usually based on analysis of the 'body language' of relatives making an appeal.

    There were comments when Alice Gross disappeared, there were comments when Rebecca Watts disappeared and there have been comments about William's disappearance too.

    Though of course, interpreting body language is a well developed human skill.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Alfred R Jones on March 03, 2015, 01:08:46 PM
    Though of course, interpreting body language is a well developed human skill.
    It's a skill some people believe they possess, but which subsequently turns out to be somewhat overstated.  How many times recently have we seen long threads in which the body language of fathers, boyfriends, brothers of missing girls been analysed by armchair detectives and found to contain signs of guilt, when it then turns out none of those being accused by implication had anything whatsoever to do with the disappearance?  I've lost count.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Wonderfulspam on March 03, 2015, 01:26:41 PM
    It's a skill some people believe they possess, but which subsequently turns out to be somewhat overstated.  How many times recently have we seen long threads in which the body language of fathers, boyfriends, brothers of missing girls been analysed by armchair detectives and found to contain signs of guilt, when it then turns out none of those being accused by implication had anything whatsoever to do with the disappearance?  I've lost count.

    Which threads are they then?

    I don't remember seeing any, remind me.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Alfred R Jones on March 03, 2015, 10:40:11 PM
    Which threads are they then?

    I don't remember seeing any, remind me.
    I already answered this, but my reply was deleted. 
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Wonderfulspam on March 04, 2015, 11:00:15 AM
    I already answered this, but my reply was deleted.

    Yes, & you didn't give any examples, despite there being so many that you've lost count.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: John on April 14, 2015, 12:25:46 PM
    William Tyrrell: Kendall a 'broken community' after boy's disappearance almost six months ago

    (http://i.imgur.com/WiNfvTw.jpg?1)

    6 March 2015

    (http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/6287074-3x2-700x467.jpg)

    Photo: The small New South Wales mid-north coastal town of Kendall is still devastated, almost six months after three-year-old William Tyrrell vanished.

    The small community of Kendall on the New South Wales mid-north coast will never be the same after the disappearance of William Tyrrell almost six months ago.

    Iona Bligh, a local resident, was emotional when she spoke about the unsolved mystery of three-year-old William.

    "You've always got an emptiness, a sadness," she said.

    "He doesn't leave our thoughts. His family doesn't leave our thoughts.

    "Kendall is a beautiful place, it always will be, but we are a broken community, everybody feels it," Ms Bligh told 7.30.

    When William Tyrrell disappeared from his grandmother's home on the outskirts of town almost six months ago, locals were among the first to join the search.

    Police and hundreds of other volunteers combed nearby bushland.

    Resident Karlee Butler was one of those desperate to help.

    "From the start everyone became involved, it was hard not to be out there or be concerned about what was going on, worrying about a three-year-old boy that just vanished out of nowhere," she said.

    At first it was thought that William had wandered off and got lost, but as day after day passed and the search uncovered nothing, more sinister possibilities began to emerge.

    Michelle Roelandts expressed the fears of many in her community.

    "Someone had to have taken him, that's all there is to it," she said.

    "The SES, the police, the dog squad, they left nothing unturned, there wasn't a blade of grass standing in that area after 11 days of searching, there is no way they missed him."

    Parents in the town, like Sian Ryan, said they were now holding their children much closer.

    Sian's son Rylan was the same age as William Tyrrell.

    "He used to be able to run out the front and we didn't really mind, but now we always keep an eye on him," she said.

    "We don't know who it is, and they could strike again anytime, and that's a bit worrying."

    M Bligh said the town had changed.

    "This used to be a town where kids rode their bikes, and played in the street, parents didn't have to watch their kids, it was a typical country town, we live here for that reason, for the innocence of a country town, but it's no longer like that," she said.

    Carers notice impact on children

    At the local daycare centre, director Sooz Crowle had not only been speaking to anxious parents, but was also fielding questions from children who did not understand how William could still be missing.

    "They can imagine as a three-year-old what it would be like to be without your mum and dad, a little person, essentially out there, who can't find his way home can be a little bit upsetting and quite confronting for some children," she said.

    "They know what that would feel like, they have all been lost in a shopping mall."

    Karlee Butler and Iona Bligh are among a group of local women who met during the initial search and set up an informal support and information network.

    "You are constantly watching social media for something new, a new lead," Ms Butler said.
     
    "Like anyone, you think of scenarios in your head and you hope that's wrong, but what if it's right?"

    "I can't imagine what the family is going through, that's who I feel most for.

    "I feel sick for that mother, what she's going through at the moment must be horrible."

    This week police carried out yet another search.

    More than 30 police officers spent three days in an area of dense bushland and murky waterways at Bonny Hills, about 20 kilometres from where William was last seen.

    Police found no significant evidence, but said they still had many leads to investigate.

    All those affected by this sad case, including the devastated people in the small town of Kendall, have no choice but to wait and hope.

    "I hope the outcome is good, I really do," Ms Bligh said.

    "Part of me says it is not going to be after so long, but ultimately I would love to see William back with his family and I would love to have closure for our town... because our town needs it."

    www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-06/william-tyrrell-kendall-broken-community-after-disappearance/6286904
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on April 20, 2015, 03:06:58 AM
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/william-tyrrell-search-steps-up-as-police-pursue-links-to-suspected-paedophile-ring/story-fni0cx12-1227308892814
    Daily Telegraph Sydney
    News
    William Tyrrell search steps up as police pursue links to suspected paedophile ring

        Mark Morri and Matthew Benns
        The Daily Telegraph
        April 18, 2015 12:00AM

    POLICE believe missing three-year-old William Tyrrell could be alive and in the grip of a paedophile ring operating on the mid-north coast.

    The revelations came yesterday as police described the new information as a catalyst for what has “become a very fast paced investigation” into the disappearance of the toddler from his grandmother’s home in Kendall on September 12 last year.

    “The two worlds collided,” lead investigator Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin told The Saturday Telegraph.

    “We have information that could link William’s disappearance to a group of people suspected of paedophile activity.
    Just over a month after police were using cadaver dogs and divers in their grim search, police now believe William was abducted by an opportunistic paedophile
    Homicide Squad commander Detective Superintendent Mick Willing said the sex abuse ring and the theory William could still be alive six months after he went missing had transformed their investigation: “From the moment the paedophile ring was discovered this has become a very fast-paced investigation which is progressing rapidly. That’s all I can say at this point.

    “We are pursuing many, many lines of inquiry but what I can say is that there is a team of detectives working very hard. This is a very fast-paced moving inquiry.”
    As details on the existence of the ring near the area where the “cheeky, vibrant little boy” disappeared emerged, Supt Willing had a grim warning for anyone involved in the paedophile network and had any knowledge of William’s whereabouts or fate: “If you know anything you are implicated. If you are involved you will be charged.”

    Yesterday he also took the unusual step of repeating the heart-wrenching plea of William’s mother for the boy to be returned safely.

    “We’ve seen the tremendous pain they’ve been going through not knowing what has happened to William,” Supt Willing said.

    “They have laid bare their feelings in a heart-wrenching plea for the community’s help and are doing everything in their power to seek the safe return of their little boy.

    “They need answers and that’s why we are committed to finding out what has happened to William. If anyone has William please return him to a safe place.”
    In an emotional video released on Friday his mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, begged for him to be brought home.

    “If somebody has him and if he is alive … I want him to be safe, I want him to be feeling loved and I want someone to be looking after him … because to imagine something else is going on … we can’t live a life like that,” she said. “Just give him back ... take him to a church, take him to a police station, take him to school.”

    She said she had a vision someone “reached over ... has gone ‘clump’ on his shoulders, picked him up and moved him on because that’s the only way to explain him not to be there.”
    In January police searched the home and dug up the yard of Bonny Hills whitegoods repairman William “Bill” Spedding. Police also used cadaver dogs and divers in a search of bushland 5km from Mr Spedding’s home. They also checked the septic tank on Mr Spedding’s property.

    The 63-year-old grandfather has strenuously denied any involvement in the child’s disappearance.

    When directly asked if Mr Spedding was still a person of interest police refused to comment and said they would not discuss any individual.

    The Saturday Telegraph does not suggest Mr Spedding is a member of the paedophile ring under investigation.

    Police investigators’ hopes that William is alive are tempered by the grim reality that it is six months since he disappeared without a trace in his Spiderman outfit and may have already been murdered.
    The new line of inquiry has also sparked fears among mid-north coast parents already struggling to come to terms with the toddler’s mysterious disappearance.

    Brooke Crowe, who lives a few kilometres from where young William vanished, said the situation was very disturbing: “I have a son who’s the same age as William. I’m not letting my kids out of my sight.”

    Port Macquarie mother-of-two Nurit Raymond compared the case to that of missing British child Madeleine McCann.

    “I still think about Madeleine McCann, that beautiful four-year-old just whisked away,’’ she said.

    “Kids look up to adults as their guardians. People are supposed to protect them.
    Police also believe William’s abduction is similar to that of Madeleine, who vanished without trace from a holiday in Portugal eight years ago. But while the McCanns came under suspicion from Portuguese police very quickly — a development that parents Kate and Gerry McCann believe meant vital clues were lost in the search for their daughter — all of William’s family members have been cleared of any involvement in the boy’s disappearance.

    Paedophiles usually groom their victims but in both these cases it appears possible they have been snatched.

    Police urged anyone with any information to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

    ====================================================
    There is also a video showing an interview with the parents, if anyone can upload it for interested parties.

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on April 20, 2015, 08:09:34 PM
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/hunt-for-missing-toddler-william-tyrell-returns-to-the-home-of-bill-spedding/story-fni0cx12-1227312594188

    Hunt for missing toddler William Tyrell returns to the home of Bill Spedding
       
     EXCLUSIVE Taylor Auerbach
        The Daily Telegraph
        April 21, 2015 12:00AM



    INVESTIGATORS probing the disappearance of missing toddler William Tyrrell spent more than an hour at the home of person of interest Bill Spedding in Bonny Hills late yesterday.

    Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin, accompanied by a colleague from the Homicide Squad, arrived at the repairman’s house about 4pm.

    They spent more than an hour talking with Mr Spedding before leaving through the 63-year-old’s garage.
    Insp Jubelin did not return calls from The Daily Telegraph asking what they were speaking to Mr Spedding about.

    Mr Spedding also refused to comment when approached by The Daily Telegraph.

    Mr Spedding, who has been described by police as a “person of interest”, has repeatedly denied any involvement in William’s disappearance.

    The visit to the Bonny Hills home comes three days after police said they were investigating a separate line of inquiry involving a possible paedophile ring linked to William’s abduction. There is no suggestion Mr Spedding is involved in the ring.
    The smiling face of little William Tyrell has saddened families across Australia since he vanished from the front yard of his grandmother’s Kendall home more than seven months ago.

    It emerged yesterday that dozens of paedophiles were living on the mid-north coast in the areas around where William vanished, but police won’t release numbers because they do not want to give certain regions a bad reputation.

    The Daily Telegraph has learned the state’s Sex Crime Unit was drafted in just days after William vanished and people on the child protection register in the area were canvassed “early on”.

    Operation Twigg led to at least 30 people being charged prior to William’s disappearance last year.

    In an unrelated investigation, a Gloucester man was charged with child pornography offences after detectives discovered he was sharing images around the world.

    Police would not say whether they have made any connections between Operation Twigg and the disappearance of William.

    A number of people investigated as part of the operation remain on the mid north coast and are listed on the child protection register.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on April 21, 2015, 10:23:54 PM
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/new-twist-in-case-of-missing-toddler-william-tyrell/story-fni0cx12-1227314208802 8(*(

        Taylor Auerbach
        The Daily Telegraph
        April 22, 2015 12:00AM



    ONLY days before William Tyrrell was abducted, his grandmother told repairman Bill Spedding she was expecting a stay-over visit from her family and could he fix her faulty washing machine.

    That revelation calls into question toddler William’s trip to the mid north coast being a total “surprise” that nobody other than his parents could have known about.

    In the weeks after police raided his Bonny Hills home searching for clues on the toddler’s disappearance, Mr Spedding, 63, told of a conversation he had with William’s grandmother at her home when he inspected the machine.
    Mr Spedding has claimed to relatives and police he was never due to visit Kendall on the day three-year-old William vanished, September 12, 2014, and was simply calling to say the part needed to repair the washing machine had arrived.

    It was earlier believed Mr Spedding, named as a “person of interest”, was due to repair the washing machine on the Friday but did not show up ­because he couldn’t get through on the phone.

    It is understood Mr Spedding performed a separate ­repair job at a home in Dunbogan, roughly 14km from Kendall, about 2pm on the Friday William vanished.

    According to a relative, the first time Mr Spedding had mentioned the baffling case was when he saw William’s grandmother’s home on television news reports and said “hey, I think I’ve been there”.

    He was called back to Kendall to complete the repair in the week after William ­disappeared.

    He told relatives he never planned, nor was booked, to be in Kendall on the day William vanished without trace.
    He said he was “relieved” when he could not reach William’s grandmother by phone because he didn’t want to perform the repair over the weekend and wanted to take his children to their football game.

    It is understood a call to Crime Stoppers about Mr Spedding originally led police to consider him a possible person of interest in the case and to search his property.

    He has repeatedly denied any involvement in William’s disappearance.

    The Daily Telegraph understands a plumber called to Mr Spedding’s house for a repair found a child’s shirt causing a blockage in a pipe, which further raised suspicions.

    However, the find is not ­believed to be linked to the ­investigation into William’s suspected abduction.

    Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin and a colleague from the state’s Homicide Squad visited Mr Spedding’s home on Monday afternoon and talked with him for more than an hour. It remains unclear what their conversation was about.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Carana on April 22, 2015, 10:06:14 AM
    Bill Spedding arrest: Police arrest person of interest in William Tyrrell investigation on unrelated charges

    Date
        April 22, 2015 - 5:42PM



        'We hope he is still alive'

    A man questioned over the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell was expected to be charged with the sexual assault of two girls dating back to the 1980s.

    Whitegoods repairman Bill Spedding was arrested by police on Wednesday and later questioned about the alleged assault of the girls, aged three and six, in 1987. 
    Bill Spedding, centre, is arrested in his Bonny Hills home by detectives on Wednesday.

    Bill Spedding, centre, is arrested in his Bonny Hills home by detectives on Wednesday. Photo: Edwina Pickles

    Homicide detectives arrested the 63-year-old at his semi-rural property at Bonny Hills, about seven months after William vanished from the yard of his grandmother's Kendall home wearing his favourite Spider-Man outfit.
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    Son Rodney Spedding and his wife Aimy told Fairfax Media they would fully support Mr Spedding after hearing the news of his arrest on Wednesday.

    "These are fresh allegations and we don't believe them to be true," the pair said.
    Bill Spedding, right, is taken by police detectives from his Bonny Hills home on Wednesday.

    Bill Spedding, right, is taken by police detectives from his Bonny Hills home on Wednesday. Photo: Edwina Pickles

    Mr Spedding yelled "No" when five detectives informed him he was under arrest before he agreed to go with them to Port Macquarie police station.

    The local businessman has repeatedly denied any involvement in the toddler's disappearance and police have maintained he is not a suspect, but was a "person of interest" and only one line of inquiry they are pursuing.

    Mr Spedding visited the home of William's grandmother four days before the boy's disappearance after a request to repair a washing machine.
    Vanished from his Kendall home seven months ago: William Tyrrell.

    Vanished from his Kendall home seven months ago: William Tyrrell.

    A close friend, Colin, said Mr Spedding did not return to the grandmother's house with a spare part for the washing machine on the day William went missing because he could not get in contact with her.

    Police dug up the front lawn and drained a septic on Mr Spedding's Wandoo Place property in January and have spoken with him a number of times.

    Officers also seized a mattress and computer from his Laurieton office for forensic testing.

    The head of the homicide investigation Gary Jubelin visited Mr Spedding's home on Monday and in March when police conducted a three-day bush search between a Lake Cathie and Bonny Hills.

    Last week William's parents made a stomach-churning plea for anyone who knew anything about his disappearance to come forward.

    The toddler's parents say they cannot live not knowing where he is or what has happened to him since he vanished on September 12 last year.

    "We need to know where he is and we need to know what happened to him .... 'cause we can't live forever... like this," his mother said.  "His sister can't grow up never knowing what happened to her brother."

    William's parents say they always suspected their three-year-old was abducted and had not simply wandered off from the yard where he was playing with his sister.

    "If somebody has him and if he is alive ... I want him to be safe, I want him to be feeling loved and I want someone to be looking after him ... because to imagine that something else is going on ... we can't live a life like that," his mother said.

    Anyone with information was urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/bill-spedding-arrest-police-arrest-person-of-interest-in-william-tyrrell-investigation-on-unrelated-charges-20150422-1mqkeq.html
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Carana on April 22, 2015, 10:21:44 AM

    ONLY days before William Tyrrell was abducted, his grandmother told repairman Bill Spedding she was expecting a stay-over visit from her family and could he fix her faulty washing machine.

    That revelation calls into question toddler William’s trip to the mid north coast being a total “surprise” that nobody other than his parents could have known about.


    I don't understand the insinuation. In an interview with the mother (which I don't have to hand), she said that they had planned to go up on the Friday, but decided to travel up a day earlier - on the Thursday - as a surprise. If that's the case, it's not that the visit was "unexpected", just the day of arrival.


    Sydney

    September 11

    William Tyrrell and his family drive from Sydney's north shore to visit his grandmother's home at Kendall for the first time. William has a complicated family history and, for legal reasons, his family cannot be identified.

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/missing-toddler-william-tyrrell-we-hope-he-is-still-alive-20150416-1mmkn4.html


    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on April 22, 2015, 03:26:43 PM
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/william-tyrrell-police-charge-man-over-alleged-historical-sex-offences/story-e6frg6n6-1227315950373


        The Australian
        April 22, 2015 8:00

    Dan Box
    Crime Reporter
    Sydney
    *snip*
    Five detectives from Strike Force Rosann, established after William went missing from his grandmother’s home in Kendall, on the NSW mid-north coast, ­arrived at Mr Spedding’s home in nearby Bonny Hills about 1.30pm yesterday. He was subsequently driven to Port Macquarie police station, where he was charged with five counts of sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 10 years, and two counts of assault. In a written statement, police said: “The charges do not relate to the ongoing William Tyrrell investigation.”

    Mr Spedding’s son Rodney, who has spoken out in support of his father, said yesterday he had “nothing to say” before hanging up. The arrest came five days after police investigating William’s disappearance announced they believed a pedophile ring might be active near Kendall. “Recent information that we have ­received … relates to a pedophile ring that may be operating,” Homicide Squad commander Mick Willing said at the time. “We are vigorously pursuing that line of inquiry and this invest­igation is moving forward at a very fast pace.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Not looking very promising for a positive outcome.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Eleanor on April 22, 2015, 03:52:19 PM
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/william-tyrrell-police-charge-man-over-alleged-historical-sex-offences/story-e6frg6n6-1227315950373


        The Australian
        April 22, 2015 8:00

    Dan Box
    Crime Reporter
    Sydney
    *snip*
    Five detectives from Strike Force Rosann, established after William went missing from his grandmother’s home in Kendall, on the NSW mid-north coast, ­arrived at Mr Spedding’s home in nearby Bonny Hills about 1.30pm yesterday. He was subsequently driven to Port Macquarie police station, where he was charged with five counts of sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 10 years, and two counts of assault. In a written statement, police said: “The charges do not relate to the ongoing William Tyrrell investigation.”

    Mr Spedding’s son Rodney, who has spoken out in support of his father, said yesterday he had “nothing to say” before hanging up. The arrest came five days after police investigating William’s disappearance announced they believed a pedophile ring might be active near Kendall. “Recent information that we have ­received … relates to a pedophile ring that may be operating,” Homicide Squad commander Mick Willing said at the time. “We are vigorously pursuing that line of inquiry and this invest­igation is moving forward at a very fast pace.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Not looking very promising for a positive outcome.

    Unfortunately, No, it isn't looking good.  But all hope isn't lost yet.  As a society we just have to go on hoping.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Carana on April 22, 2015, 07:21:32 PM
    Dunno.

    It's possible that:

    a) this guy is totally innocent;

    b) he's not innocent, concerning other charges, but is not involved in this child's disappearance;

    c) that he (or someone he knows) is involved;

    d) he is directly responsible.



    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Carana on April 23, 2015, 08:47:52 AM
     11:11am April 23, 2015
    Bill Spedding refused bail over historical child sex offences

    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/04/22/13/38/detectives-have-arrived-at-the-home-of-bill-spedding-over-missing-william-tyrrell#eFdx4wJCTPgsdHjX.99
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on April 28, 2015, 09:33:44 PM

    http://www.news.com.au/national/crime/mother-demands-answers-on-why-her-children-were-living-with-bill-spedding/story-fns0kb1g-1227322744804
    A MOTHER is demanding answers after her three children were allowed to live with a “person of interest” in the William Tyrell case, who has now been charged with child sex offences.

    The NSW Ombudsman is investigating how the children came to be living with Bill Spedding, despite authorities knowing he allegedly committed child abuse as far back as 1987.

    “Someone … needs to be held accountable,” the woman, who cannot be named, told The Australian.

    According to paper, court documents show the NSW Department of Family and Community Services had case notes dating back to 1987 that detail allegations that Mr Spedding had assaulted two girls, aged three and six, in Sydney.

    “Police have been informed the offences … were not pursued formally by police at the time of disclosure due to concerns as to the welfare of the victims, given their tender age,” a fact sheet said.

    Mr Spedding was arrested at his NSW mid-north coast home on Wednesday and charged for the historical assault. His lawyer said the 63-year-old “will deny these allegations until his final breath”
    The claims came to light during an investigation of the disappearance of three-year-old William Tyrell. Spedding was identified as a “person of interest” in Tyrell’s case but has repeatedly denied he had anything to do with his disappearance last year. Detectives have stressed that the arrest is not linked to missing boy’s case.

    The mother whose three children were living with Mr Spedding at the time William disappeared in Kendall last September, said she had raised the allegations surrounding the alleged 1987 abuse involving Mr Spedding during a meeting with state authorities roughly 2½ years ago.

    She has now complained to the NSW Ombudsman, and the authority will investigate how her children came to be living with the tradesman.

    The three children are now living elsewhere but Mr Spedding was reportedly in negotiations to regain access to them before his arrest last week.

    Mr Spedding remains in prison after his application for bail was denied.
    According to court documents, Mr Spedding asked an alleged victim to sign a declaration about his “good character” after learning police were investigating him over William’s disappearance.

    He contacted one of his alleged victims, who is now an adult, “directly lobbying” her to declare he did not sexually abuse her when she was a child, according to police facts tendered in court.

    The alleged victim refused and reported his request to police.

    Police say Spedding was staying in a caravan on a friend’s property in Campbelltown on Sydney’s southwest fringe in 1987 when he got into bed with two children.

    Spedding allegedly sexually assaulted the six-year-old girl before she fought him off and ended up on the floor, police facts state.

    The girl has allegedly since told police she then cried and kept her head down as Spedding subjected the three-year-old to a series of sexual assaults.

    The three-year-old was examined at a child sexual assault unit in May 1987 with a doctor finding injuries consistent with “penetrating and sexual assault”, the facts state.
    The girl has allegedly since told police she then cried and kept her head down as Spedding subjected the three-year-old to a series of sexual assaults.

    The three-year-old was examined at a child sexual assault unit in May 1987 with a doctor finding injuries consistent with “penetrating and sexual assault”, the facts state.

    While gathering victim statements about these offences, police claim they unearthed other “disturbing allegations” about children performing sex acts on each other.

    Spedding also allegedly gave a child to another man to use for sex, court documents state.

    However, Spedding has not been charged in relation to these claims.

    Police say they expect to lay more charges alleging other child sex offenders acted “independently of and in conjunction with”Spedding.

    Victorian Police were also investigating allegations against Spedding.

    Magistrate Thomas Hodgson denied bail, noting the strong prosecution case and serious nature of the offences.

    Spedding is due back in court in June.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on April 28, 2015, 09:48:44 PM
    OMG! That doesn't look good. At all. I hope he had nothing to do with the disappearance of that dear little boy.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on April 28, 2015, 09:54:11 PM
    OMG! That doesn't look good. At all. I hope he had nothing to do with the disappearance of that dear little boy.

    It can't be just coincidence the man had links to the grandmother's house. I wonder, if he was involved, whether it was the little girl he was really after?
    At least it's one more of those evil people locked away from society for the time being.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on April 28, 2015, 09:57:42 PM
    It can't be just coincidence the man had links to the grandmother's house. I wonder, if he was involved, whether it was the little girl he was really after?
    At least it's one more of those evil people locked away from society for the time being.

    Doesn't he have a wife and children?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on April 29, 2015, 03:40:00 PM
    Doesn't he have a wife and children?

    He has a wife, whom he apparently married in 2011. She seems to be the carer of 3? of her young grandchildren. This family sounds as complicated as young William's.
    There is an Australian forum with much discussion on it about Spedding, if you are interested.
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?278081-Australia-William-Tyrrell-3-Kendall-NSW-12-Sept-2014-9
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on May 04, 2015, 02:15:02 PM
    He has a wife, whom he apparently married in 2011. She seems to be the carer of 3? of her young grandchildren. This family sounds as complicated as young William's.
    There is an Australian forum with much discussion on it about Spedding, if you are interested.
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?278081-Australia-William-Tyrrell-3-Kendall-NSW-12-Sept-2014-9

    Thank you Misty.

    It appears that he has a son, who believes in his father's innocence.

       
     


    The son of “person of interest” in the William Tyrell abduction case, Bill Spedding, believes his father had nothing to do with the toddler’s disappearance and that police have “lost focus” in their investigation.


    (http://prod.static9.net.au/~/media/images/2015/april/22/150422_raw_spedding4.ashx?w=718)
    Rodney Spedding told the Sydney Morning Herald that police investigating William’s disappearance had zeroed in on his father, who has since been charged with several historic child sex offences, while the real perpetrator remains at large.

    "Police [have] lost focus and I believe we should actually be worried about trying to find out what happened to William Tyrrell and where he is if he is still alive and returning him to his parents," he told the newspaper.



    “They are not going to find [anything] with Bill, but I believe the attention will far outweigh, this will undo everything to do with William Tyrrell while this plays out … in the media.”

    Missing boy William Tyrell was last seen in his grandmother's front yard wearing a Spiderman outfit. (Supplied, NSW Police)

    Three-year-old William vanished from his grandmother’s yard in Kendall on the state’s mid north coast in September.

    His disappearance sparked a massive air and land search for the toddler, and police later named Mr Spedding, 63, as a “person of interest” after it emerged the whitegoods repairman had visited the property prior to the disappearance.

    Last month he was charged with five counts of having sexual intercourse with two girls, aged three and six, in the 1980s.

    Detectives have repeatedly stated the charges are in no way connected to the William Tyrell case but have revealed Mr Spedding is one of many lines of inquiry they are pursuing as part of the investigation.


    Mr Spedding was refused bail at Port Macquarie Court House last month and will re-appear in court on August 18. Magistrate Thomas Hodgson told the court the case was “reasonably strong”, with a “custodial sentence likely”.

    Mr Spedding’s son, who is also a trained electrician, said he was convinced his father was innocent.

    “I absolutely support him all the way through it,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

    http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/05/04/07/15/bill-spedding-s-son-defends-father-in-tyrrell-case

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on May 04, 2015, 02:48:18 PM
    It seems he has at least 4 children also has grandchildren. I could be wrong, but I don't think he is the abductor.

     
    William Tyrrell's abductor remains free as police focus on Bill Spedding, says son

    Date May 4, 2015 - 8:28AM  39 reading now


       


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    Bill Spedding on the wedding day of his son Rodney and Aimy Spedding (second left) with Bill's wife, Margaret Spedding (far right) last month.

    Rodney Spedding says his father had nothing to do with the suspected abduction of toddler William Tyrrell, claiming police have "lost focus" in their investigation while the real perpetrator remains free.

    He believes the biggest tragedy about the attention on his father, Bill Spedding, is that the search for William Tyrrell has been overshadowed.

    Mr Spedding said he would stand by his father and believes he is innocent of any crime, even after the 63-year-old was charged with several historical child sex offences in April.

    "I'll absolutely support him all the way through it": Rodney Spedding.
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    "I'll absolutely support him all the way through it": Rodney Spedding. Photo: Brendon Thorne
     
    "Police [have] lost focus and I believe we should actually be worried about trying to find out what happened to William Tyrrell and where he is if he is still alive and returning him to his parents," Mr Spedding said at his Sydney home.

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    "The attention has overshadowed …They are not going to find [anything] with Bill, but I believe the attention will far outweigh, this will undo everything to do with William Tyrrell while this plays out [his father's arrest] in the media," he said.

    The three-year-old vanished from his grandmother's yard in Kendall on the state's Mid North Coast last September.

    Bill Spedding, a whitegoods repairman, has been questioned over the toddler's disappearance and was last week charged with five counts of having sexual intercourse with two girls, aged three and six, in the late 1980s.

    Police have repeatedly said Mr Spedding is one of many "lines of inquiry" they are chasing and said they are throwing everything they have to find William and what happened to him.

    "We are constantly updating William's parents about developments in the investigation and acknowledge how difficult it is for them not knowing what happened to William," homicide detective Inspector Gary Jubelin has previously said.

    "Their imagination takes them to a very dark place especially when there is talk of paedophile involvement."

    Rodney Spedding and three of his siblings from Western Australian were convinced of his innocence and would stand by his side.

    "I'll absolutely support him all the way through it," he said.

    Mr Spedding said the recent charges against his father had been dealt with in the past and said there was not enough evidence to charge him in 1987 or now.

    "It will be proven in the facts and as the case comes to light it will all make sense …"

    The electrician said his father, who was suffering from Ross River virus, had been terribly distraught by police and media attention ever since officers raided his Bonny Hills home and Laurieton office in January.

    "It's been tough for him, he's been very distraught … It's been hard for him to get on with life afterwards and trying to get over it and move on."

    Bill Spedding's granddaughter, Maddison, was distressed by his arrest and wants to be at his next court appearance to support him.

    "He's literally the nicest person you'll ever meet," she said.

    Homicide detectives investigating William's suspected abduction were the ones who arrested Mr Spedding last week but have repeatedly said the sex charges laid against him have nothing to do with the toddler's disappearance.

    They have also publicly maintained he was a "person of interest" and not a suspect.

    Mr Spedding said his father was the best man at his wedding and the person who inspired him to become an electrician.

    He said he believes the person responsible for ringing Crime Stoppers with information about his father's past was someone who was  "troubled".

    "There was a relationship in Bill's past where accusations were made which were proven not to be true and it's just been brought up again."

    A police fact sheet alleges that medical examinations at the time, indicated the two victims had injuries that were consistent with penetration.

    Mr Spedding said his  father had told him that he was supposed to repair a washing machine at the Kendall house where William disappeared from on September 12.

    He said his father had coffee with his wife, Margaret, and then went to Laurieton Public School to watch his grandchildren in a ceremony on the morning William disappeared.

    He was refused bail at Port Macquarie Court House after the magistrate read a police fact sheet which said detectives expected to lay further charges against the tradesman in relation to other child sex offences.

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    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on June 10, 2015, 02:03:04 AM
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3117003/Spiderman-figurine-seized-police-car-person-case-missing-toddler-William-Tyrrell.html

    By LEESA SMITH and LILLIAN RADULOVA FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
    PUBLISHED: 15:39, 9 June 2015 | UPDATED: 01:07, 10 June 2015


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    A Spiderman toy was one of the items investigators seized from the car of Bill Spedding, the person of interest in the case of missing toddler William Tyrrell, who was wearing the superhero's costume when he disappeared.
    The 63-year-old whitegoods repairman is reported to have had the figurine in his work van on the day the then three-year-old went missing from his grandmother's Kendall home on the mid north coast of New South Wales in September.
    When questioned about the doll, his wife Margaret told police it was gifted to him by a four-year-old child 'to keep him company when he was driving', according to the Daily Telegraph.
    Mr Spedding denies he was involved in the toddler's disappearance. It comes just over a month after Mr Spedding's son publicly came to his father's defence, claiming he was not involved in the disappearance nor the separate child sex abuse charges he is facing.
    Rodney Spedding accused police of 'losing focus' in their investigation into the search William and vowed to support his father through the string of accusations, insisting that authorities need to concentrate on finding the missing toddler and returning him to his distraught parents.
    'The attention has overshadowed …They are not going to find [anything] with Bill, but I believe the attention will far outweigh, this will undo everything to do with William Tyrrell while this plays out [his father's arrest] in the media,' he told The Sydney Morning Herald.
    Rodney also spoke out about his father being charged with the alleged sexual assaults of two girls, aged three and six, which police allege took place in 1987 in Sydney's Campbelltown area.He said it was proven years ago that there was not enough evidence to lay charges about these claims which first surfaced from a previous relationship of his father's. 
    The comments were made after his father was arrested at his Bonny Hills home in late April and charged with five counts of sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 10 years and two of common assault.
    Rodney added that his father, who suffers from Ross River Fever, has really struggled with being in the spotlight since the police first raided his home at the start of the year.
    'It's been tough for him, he's been very distraught … It's been hard for him to get on with life afterwards and trying to get over it and move on.'
    Meanwhile, Bill's granddaughter Maddison, described him as: 'literally the nicest person you'll ever meet.

    This comes as it was revealed Spedding was living with three young boys at the time the William vanished - despite authorities being aware of allegations he raped two young girls in 1987.
    The mother of the three young boys, who cannot be named, was shocked to discover that the children had been living with a man accused of child abuse.
    'Someone... needs to be held accountable,' she told The Australian.   
    The boys' grandfather told the newspaper: 'I am very concerned about what may have happened to my grandchildren.'
    Spedding was staying in a caravan on a property in Campbelltown in Sydney's west which was reportedly owned by his friend.
    In a victim statement the child, now aged in her 30s, claims she was either thrown against a wall or off the bed when she woke to found herself being raped.
    Court documents reveal that the mother and grandmother of the victim recall the three-year-old being greatly troubled by pain in her vagina and telling them that 'Bill did it', according to SMH.
    At the time, the child sex assault unit at Westmead Hospital assessed the two children and determined that the three-year-old had been sexually penetrated in a number of ways.
    The six-year-old's injuries were also ruled to have been caused by penetration.
    Spedding's lawyer Robert Hoyles said the accused is adamant he is innocent and has done nothing wrong.
    'One might say Mr Spedding will deny these allegations until his final breath,' Mr Hoyles said.
    The court heard Spedding denied the claims when police initially put them to him in the 1980s.
    The case is only as strong as it was in 1987, Mr Hoyles said.
    However, the magistrate found Spedding had not shown cause as to why detention was unjustified given the serious nature of the offences and Spedding was denied bail.
    Mr Spedding applied for bail but it was refused by Magistrate Thomas Hodgson.
    He will next appear in court on June 18.

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    Not looking good.
    A classic example of someone pretending he had nothing to hide but couldn't resist inserting himself amidst the chaos he had caused?













    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on June 10, 2015, 02:12:51 AM
    http://www.news.com.au/national/crime/spiderman-toy-found-in-bill-speddings-work-van-by-police-searching-for-william-tyrrell/story-fns0kb1g-1227390793382

    2 HOURS AGO JUNE 10, 2015 9:01AM

    POLICE investigating the disappearance of missing toddler William Tyrrell found a Spiderman toy in the van of “person of interest” Bill Spedding, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reports.
    Spedding has always denied any involvement in William’s disappearance. He is the only person of interest to police that has been identified throughout the investigation, which began on September 12 when the three-year-old went missing from his grandmother’s Kendall, NSW, home.
    He was wearing a Spiderman costume at the time
    Detectives questioned Spedding’s wife Margaret about where the toy came from and she reportedly told them it was given to her husband by one of the children they cared for.
    “(The child) left it in the van for (Mr Spedding) to keep him company when he was driving,” the Daily Telegraph reported.
    Mrs Spedding said she believed the toy got police attention because of the costume he was wearing when he went missing.Police have searched Mr Spedding's home and business, as well as bushland a few kilometres from his home.
    In April police revealed the believed the disappearance could be linked to a paedophile ring operating in the area.
    The head of the investigation, which is being treated as a homicide, Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin, said the information was new, solid and he believed a number of people may have played a role in William’s abduction.
    “We’ve uncovered and received information that leads us to a line of people we suspect of being involved in paedophile activity,” Detective Inspector Jubelin said.

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    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on June 10, 2015, 02:23:54 AM
    http://www.news.com.au/national/crime/spiderman-toy-found-in-bill-speddings-work-van-by-police-searching-for-william-tyrrell/story-fns0kb1g-1227390793382

    2 HOURS AGO JUNE 10, 2015 9:01AM

    POLICE investigating the disappearance of missing toddler William Tyrrell found a Spiderman toy in the van of “person of interest” Bill Spedding, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reports.
    Spedding has always denied any involvement in William’s disappearance. He is the only person of interest to police that has been identified throughout the investigation, which began on September 12 when the three-year-old went missing from his grandmother’s Kendall, NSW, home.
    He was wearing a Spiderman costume at the time
    Detectives questioned Spedding’s wife Margaret about where the toy came from and she reportedly told them it was given to her husband by one of the children they cared for.
    “(The child) left it in the van for (Mr Spedding) to keep him company when he was driving,” the Daily Telegraph reported.
    Mrs Spedding said she believed the toy got police attention because of the costume he was wearing when he went missing.Police have searched Mr Spedding's home and business, as well as bushland a few kilometres from his home.
    In April police revealed the believed the disappearance could be linked to a paedophile ring operating in the area.
    The head of the investigation, which is being treated as a homicide, Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin, said the information was new, solid and he believed a number of people may have played a role in William’s abduction.
    “We’ve uncovered and received information that leads us to a line of people we suspect of being involved in paedophile activity,” Detective Inspector Jubelin said.

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    Thanks Misty,

    Poor little mite. It's being treated as a homicide.
     I was really hoping that he would be found and returned to his family, but that looks unlikely.
    That poor family must be suffering in the worst possible way.  8(8-)) My prayers are with them.

    I don't know what to make of this white goods repair man, Snedding, but if he is innocent...His life is ruined.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Angelo222 on June 10, 2015, 06:29:13 AM

    Thanks Misty,

    Poor little mite. It's being treated as a homicide.
     I was really hoping that he would be found and returned to his family, but that looks unlikely.
    That poor family must be suffering in the worst possible way.  8(8-)) My prayers are with them.

    I don't know what to make of this white goods repair man, Snedding, but if he is innocent...His life is ruined.

    This case is fast becoming Australia's modern day Madeleine McCann.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on June 11, 2015, 12:47:45 AM
    This case is fast becoming Australia's modern day Madeleine McCann.

    In as much as a missing child and no culprit found? Yes I guess it is Angelo.
    However the crime occurred in their own country. Also the family are not being tormented by accusers, as the McCanns are. Thank God!
    It scares and saddens me greatly to think that there are people out there, who want to harm children.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on June 18, 2015, 11:55:00 AM
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3127496/Accused-paedophile-questioned-disappearance-toddler-William-Tyrrell-related-child-rapist-murderer.html

    Accused child molester Bill Spedding was related to murdered and rapist Jeffrey John Hillsley, a court has heard.
    The revelation emerged in Mr Spedding's Supreme Court bail hearing on Wednesday over his alleged assault of two girls aged three and six years old which were read out during his NSW Supreme Court bail hearing.
    Hillsley is a notorious paedophile who is serving 30 years in prison for the repeated rape and murder of a girl in December 2003.
    Defence lawyer Peter O'Brien, for Mr Spedding, told the court Hillsley, who had been convicted of abducting and indecently assaulting a five-year-old, had access to Spedding's alleged victims in January 1987.

    Spedding is accused of sexually assaulting the two girls in a caravan in Campbelltown in April and May of 1987.
    The offences were uncovered by detectives investigating the case of missing toddler William Tyrrell who vanished from his grandmother's home at Kendall, on the NSW Mid North Coast last September.  Bill Spedding is a person of interest in the disappearance.
    He has not been charged over the toddler's believed abduction, but in April he was arrested and placed in custody on the child sexual assault charges.
    Arguing for Spedding's release on bail, Mr O'Brien suggested Hillsley had the opportunity to do something to the two young girls in the months leading up to the assaults.
    Crown prosecutor Rose Sharma said Hillsley was in prison on other offences around the time the assaults on the three and six-year-old girls occurred. Hillsley was never charged over these allegations.
    Mr O'Brien said that while medical evidence suggested the victims were abused in the first half 1987, it didn't show exactly when the abuse happened.
    Mr O'Brien said the statements about his client allegedly causing horrific injuries to the girls - which are from a court hearing in the late 1980s - were made by the victims after 'tutoring' or 'coaching' by their mother and other adults.
    An 83-page document containing hospital records and allegations of child sexual abuse was tendered in the bail application by Mr Spedding.
    One of the girls complained in 1987 that 'her body was hurting' and that her private parts 'appeared to be purple and badly bruised'.
    Spedding, who looked as if he had lost weight since his arrest in April, sat stony faced in Cessnock prison from where he was beamed into the NSW Supreme Court via audio visual link.
    The 63-year-old NSW Mid North Coast washing machine repairman's hair was cut short and and he was wearing a green prison sweatshirt. He occasionally leant forward towards the camera as if he was straining to hear.
    Mr Spedding was applying for bail on charges of having raped the two young girls at Campbelltown in western Sydney nearly 30 years ago.





    The alleged victims, whose names have been suppressed, will appear as witnesses at Mr Spedding's forthcoming trial on the charges, Justice Geoffrey Bellew told the NSW Supreme Court on Wednesday.
    Mr O'Brien said one of the victims had attended Westmead Hospital and that an examination 'supported penetration but it doesn't show when penetration occurred'.
    Mr O'Brien said that the adults who coached the little girls 'gave innocent acts sinister overtones'.
    He said that while the girls had specifically nominated Bill Spedding as their abuser it was the result of discussions with their mother 'in a hothouse of suspicion'.
    'While at hospital she nominated [Bill Spedding] as the offender,' Mr O'Brien quoted the judgement.
    One of the girls said 'it is Bill'.
    But Mr O'Brien said there had been a 'thorough police investigation' of Mr Spedding back in the late 1980s and he hadn't been charged.
    Mr Spedding faces five counts of child sexual assault and two of common assault.
    His Bonny Hills property, which lies 20km from where three-year-old William Tyrrell disappeared from 10 months ago, was the subject of an intensive police search in January this year.
    Mr Spedding allegedly raped two girls aged three and six repeatedly in a caravan in 1987.
    The tendered judgement also contains allegations of 'ongoing' child sexual abuse by Mr Spedding in Victoria.
    The grandfather has denied any involvement in the believed abduction of William Tyrell, who vanished from his grandmother's home in Kendall last September while he played, dressed in his favourite Spiderman costume.
    Despite extensive searches by police no trace of William has been found.
    Earlier this month it was reported that police retrieved a Spiderman toy from Mr Spedding's 'Speddo's Hire' repair van.
    Opposing bail, Rosa Sharma argued that the two young girls Spedding is accused of molesting 'were very clear that it was [Bill Spedding]'.
    Ms Sharma said the girls' mother 'saw bruising and a gaping hole in her genitals and th three-year-old said it was this applicant [Spedding] who has touched her down there'.
    While Spedding's defence has offered to put up bail of $100,000 and for him to live with his wife and not do house calls where there might be children, Ms Sharma argued Spedding was 'facing full time custody in the latter half of his life' and the risk he would break bail conditions was to great.
    Justice Geoffrey Bellew has reserved his decision on whether to grant Mr Spedding bail told the NSW Supreme Court on Wednesday.








    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on June 18, 2015, 02:22:03 PM
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3127496/Accused-paedophile-questioned-disappearance-toddler-William-Tyrrell-related-child-rapist-murderer.html

    Accused child molester Bill Spedding was related to murdered and rapist Jeffrey John Hillsley, a court has heard.
    The revelation emerged in Mr Spedding's Supreme Court bail hearing on Wednesday over his alleged assault of two girls aged three and six years old which were read out during his NSW Supreme Court bail hearing.
    Hillsley is a notorious paedophile who is serving 30 years in prison for the repeated rape and murder of a girl in December 2003.
    Defence lawyer Peter O'Brien, for Mr Spedding, told the court Hillsley, who had been convicted of abducting and indecently assaulting a five-year-old, had access to Spedding's alleged victims in January 1987.

    Spedding is accused of sexually assaulting the two girls in a caravan in Campbelltown in April and May of 1987.
    The offences were uncovered by detectives investigating the case of missing toddler William Tyrrell who vanished from his grandmother's home at Kendall, on the NSW Mid North Coast last September.  Bill Spedding is a person of interest in the disappearance.
    He has not been charged over the toddler's believed abduction, but in April he was arrested and placed in custody on the child sexual assault charges.
    Arguing for Spedding's release on bail, Mr O'Brien suggested Hillsley had the opportunity to do something to the two young girls in the months leading up to the assaults.
    Crown prosecutor Rose Sharma said Hillsley was in prison on other offences around the time the assaults on the three and six-year-old girls occurred. Hillsley was never charged over these allegations.
    Mr O'Brien said that while medical evidence suggested the victims were abused in the first half 1987, it didn't show exactly when the abuse happened.
    Mr O'Brien said the statements about his client allegedly causing horrific injuries to the girls - which are from a court hearing in the late 1980s - were made by the victims after 'tutoring' or 'coaching' by their mother and other adults.
    An 83-page document containing hospital records and allegations of child sexual abuse was tendered in the bail application by Mr Spedding.
    One of the girls complained in 1987 that 'her body was hurting' and that her private parts 'appeared to be purple and badly bruised'.
    Spedding, who looked as if he had lost weight since his arrest in April, sat stony faced in Cessnock prison from where he was beamed into the NSW Supreme Court via audio visual link.
    The 63-year-old NSW Mid North Coast washing machine repairman's hair was cut short and and he was wearing a green prison sweatshirt. He occasionally leant forward towards the camera as if he was straining to hear.
    Mr Spedding was applying for bail on charges of having raped the two young girls at Campbelltown in western Sydney nearly 30 years ago.





    The alleged victims, whose names have been suppressed, will appear as witnesses at Mr Spedding's forthcoming trial on the charges, Justice Geoffrey Bellew told the NSW Supreme Court on Wednesday.
    Mr O'Brien said one of the victims had attended Westmead Hospital and that an examination 'supported penetration but it doesn't show when penetration occurred'.
    Mr O'Brien said that the adults who coached the little girls 'gave innocent acts sinister overtones'.
    He said that while the girls had specifically nominated Bill Spedding as their abuser it was the result of discussions with their mother 'in a hothouse of suspicion'.
    'While at hospital she nominated [Bill Spedding] as the offender,' Mr O'Brien quoted the judgement.
    One of the girls said 'it is Bill'.
    But Mr O'Brien said there had been a 'thorough police investigation' of Mr Spedding back in the late 1980s and he hadn't been charged.
    Mr Spedding faces five counts of child sexual assault and two of common assault.
    His Bonny Hills property, which lies 20km from where three-year-old William Tyrrell disappeared from 10 months ago, was the subject of an intensive police search in January this year.
    Mr Spedding allegedly raped two girls aged three and six repeatedly in a caravan in 1987.
    The tendered judgement also contains allegations of 'ongoing' child sexual abuse by Mr Spedding in Victoria.
    The grandfather has denied any involvement in the believed abduction of William Tyrell, who vanished from his grandmother's home in Kendall last September while he played, dressed in his favourite Spiderman costume.
    Despite extensive searches by police no trace of William has been found.
    Earlier this month it was reported that police retrieved a Spiderman toy from Mr Spedding's 'Speddo's Hire' repair van.
    Opposing bail, Rosa Sharma argued that the two young girls Spedding is accused of molesting 'were very clear that it was [Bill Spedding]'.
    Ms Sharma said the girls' mother 'saw bruising and a gaping hole in her genitals and th three-year-old said it was this applicant [Spedding] who has touched her down there'.
    While Spedding's defence has offered to put up bail of $100,000 and for him to live with his wife and not do house calls where there might be children, Ms Sharma argued Spedding was 'facing full time custody in the latter half of his life' and the risk he would break bail conditions was to great.
    Justice Geoffrey Bellew has reserved his decision on whether to grant Mr Spedding bail told the NSW Supreme Court on Wednesday.

    These poor, poor children.
     
    There is still no proof that he is involved. innocent until proven guilty. Its not looking good for him though.

    He looks like any other grandfather, but we all know that, that means nothing really.

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    Police have visited Spedding's home three other times this year after becoming a person of interest in the case of the missing toddler




     


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    Convicted murdered and rapist Jeffrey John Hillsley allegedly had access to two young girls aged three and six in 1987 who were sexually assaulted and who Bill Spedding is now accused of molesting


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    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on June 18, 2015, 03:32:48 PM
    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/bill-speddings-exbrotherinlaw-a-murdering-rapist-court-told-20150617-ghnx8h.html
    Bill Spedding's ex-brother-in-law a murdering rapist, court told
    Date
    June 17, 2015

    Emma Partridge
    The alleged child sex victims of Bill Spedding could possibly have been molested by one of the state's most notorious paedophiles, a court has heard.

    Bill Spedding, 63, was arrested by detectives investigating the suspected abduction of toddler William Tyrrell in April and later charged with a number of historical child sex offences.

    During a bail application before the NSW Supreme Court on Wednesday, Mr Spedding's defence argued his alleged victims may have come into contact with his former brother-in-law and convicted killer Jeffrey John Hillsley.
    A decision about whether Mr Spedding will be granted bail is expected to be made on Friday.

    Not only are Mr Spedding and Hillsley linked by family but they were arrested by the same detective about a decade apart.
    Convicted murderer and rapist Jeffrey John Hillsley is related to Bill Spedding, it has emerged in court.
    Homicide Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin arrested Mr Spedding on April 23, 2015, more than 10 years after he took Hillsley into custody. Mr Spedding is charged with five counts of sexually abusing two girls, aged three and six, in the 1980s.

    He was arrested during a police investigation into the suspected abduction of William, 3, who disappeared from his grandmother's Kendall home in September last year.

    The historical sex offences have nothing to do with William's disappearance, police allege.

    Defence lawyer Peter O'Brien told the court Hillsley, who had been convicted of abducting and indecently assaulting a five-year-old, had lived at home with Spedding's alleged victims in January 1987.
    Spedding is accused of sexually assaulting the two girls, aged three and six, in a caravan at Campbelltown in April/May 1987.

    The Crown prosecutor argued Hillsley was in jail at the time of the alleged offences.

    "The brother [Hillsley] was in jail. He may have lived with them at a time prior...[he had no] access to them at that particular point in time," she said.

    Mr O'Brien argued that one of the victims suffered an injury that could have been suffered months prior. He also argued that Mr Spedding's alleged victims had been "coached" and "tutored" into naming him as their attacker.

    Hillsley had previously served jail time for sex offences against three young girls.

    He had only been out of jail for less than two years when he bludgeoned a 54-year-old to death with a hammer at his Campsie home on New Year's Eve in 2003.

    The notorious Sydney paedophile then abducted the man's stepdaughter at knifepoint and repeatedly raped her in a back shed before sexually assaulting her at the Chullora Railway yards. Hillsley pleaded guilty to murder, kidnap and four counts of aggravated sexual assault.
    Hillsley, a known gambler, said at the time he attacked his friend because he owed him money and then sexually assaulted the girl because he knew it "would really piss him off'.

    Mr Hillsley is the brother of Mr Spedding's ex-wife, Catherine


    At the time the case prompted calls for chemical castration of paedophiles who had repeatedly offended.
    Detectives have repeatedly stressed Mr Spedding's arrest has nothing to do with William Tyrrell's disappearance.

    Mr Spedding was refused bail at Port Macquarie Local Court in April after the magistrate read court documents alleging he had tried to contact one of his alleged victims and asked them to write a character reference for him.
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    It's not looking good at all, Anna. The police must have had a very good reason to open up the historic case. I hope he is refused bail.
    As far as young William is concerned....there are too many circumstantial coincidences to ignore....but the Australian police seem to be on the ball so we must await further developments.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on June 18, 2015, 03:57:41 PM
    I thought that it had been brought to the police attention by the fact that he visited the home of William's grandma. They would automatically check his records...........And Bingo! they thought they had him. 

    I am very unsure about this one.

    There is probably a paedo within most families and Hillsby was not a blood relation.

    It is possible that Hillsby hurt these very young little girls. The time of the injuries inflicted upon them is not known.

    However the damning media reports will have already caused the public to find this man guilty.

    Is there still searches for William being carried out?  I thought that they suspected a paedo ring? I have heard no more about rings or searches recently.

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on June 18, 2015, 04:14:01 PM
    I thought that it had been brought to the police attention by the fact that he visited the home of William's grandma. They would automatically check his records...........And Bingo! they thought they had him. 

    I am very unsure about this one.

    There is probably a paedo within most families and Hillsby was not a blood relation.

    It is possible that Hillsby hurt these very young little girls. The time of the injuries inflicted upon them is not known.

    However the damning media reports will have already caused the public to find this man guilty.

    Is there still searches for William being carried out?  I thought that they suspected a paedo ring? I have heard no more about rings or searches recently.

    From the media reports, it appears Hillsby was in prison at the time the injuries to one of the girls was noted - and, the injuries were real & recorded
    I presume some form of searching for young William is still ongoing, but like with Madeleine, I think modern technology will provide the breaks the police need.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on June 18, 2015, 10:11:52 PM
    From the media reports, it appears Hillsby was in prison at the time the injuries to one of the girls was noted - and, the injuries were real & recorded
    I presume some form of searching for young William is still ongoing, but like with Madeleine, I think modern technology will provide the breaks the police need.

    Lets hope so, Misty.
    Its a pity there was no witnesses, footprints, tyre marks or anything else to go on. And no DNA or hairs in his car or home.

    I wonder why he had a spiderman toy in his car? If he was guilty of William's abduction and done such a good job of hiding evidence, surely that wouldn't be left there.

    It doesn't make sense, that he could have done anything to William, but I could be proved wrong.

    Paedophiles usually repeat offend, but nothing for nearly 30 years? that's if he was the one who raped these very small girls.
    A really wicked thing to have happened to them and I should imagine that it still lives with them.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on June 21, 2015, 03:15:12 AM
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/bill-spedding-back-home-after-release-on-bail-for-historic-child-sex-offences/story-fni0cx12-1227407115538
    LIA HARRIS THE DAILY TELEGRAPH JUNE 20, 2015 11:48A

    BILL Spedding, a person of interest in the William Tyrrell abduction case, has arrived back in his hometown today after being released on bail for historic child sex offences.

    Spending is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls in 1987 and has been in custody since April before being granted bail in the Supreme Court yesterday.

    He was released from Cessnock prison last night and reported to police in Port Macquarie about 8.15am today as part of his strict bail conditions.

    He was then seen stopping off at the Bonny Hills general store before retreating to a relative’s house in Lakewood, near Laurieton.

    He has not yet returned to his Bonny Hills home where he lives with wife Maragret.


    The historic charges are not related to the disappearance of William Tyrrell, but police have previously named Spedding as a person of interest in the case.

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    I can't believe they've granted bail!
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on June 25, 2015, 12:23:04 AM
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/bill-spedding-back-home-after-release-on-bail-for-historic-child-sex-offences/story-fni0cx12-1227407115538
    LIA HARRIS THE DAILY TELEGRAPH JUNE 20, 2015 11:48A

    BILL Spedding, a person of interest in the William Tyrrell abduction case, has arrived back in his hometown today after being released on bail for historic child sex offences.

    Spending is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls in 1987 and has been in custody since April before being granted bail in the Supreme Court yesterday.

    He was released from Cessnock prison last night and reported to police in Port Macquarie about 8.15am today as part of his strict bail conditions.

    He was then seen stopping off at the Bonny Hills general store before retreating to a relative’s house in Lakewood, near Laurieton.

    He has not yet returned to his Bonny Hills home where he lives with wife Maragret.


    The historic charges are not related to the disappearance of William Tyrrell, but police have previously named Spedding as a person of interest in the case.

           ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I can't believe they've granted bail!

    They obviously have insufficient evidence to hold him, Misty.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on June 26, 2015, 06:26:32 PM
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/witness-against-bill-spedding-described-as-bizarre-obsessive/story-e6frg6nf-1227416930616

    Witness against Bill Spedding described as ‘bizarre, obsessive’
    THE AUSTRALIAN JUNE 27, 2015 12:00AM
    A key witness in the case against Bill Spedding has been described as “obsessive, compulsive and ­bizarre” by a judge, who said she had a history of making similar allegations against men, court documents reveal.

    Mr Spedding, who was identified as a “person of interest” by police investigating the dis­appearance of William Tyrrell last September, was last week granted bail on unrelated child-sex charges.

    The revelation of doubts surrounding the evidence against him came as William’s parents yesterday marked their son’s fourth birthday by launching a fresh appeal for information about what happened to their boy. “What has happened to William is wrong, so very wrong,” his father said in a statement. “I feel entirely shattered, emotionally exhausted, physically and mentally lost.

    “Life just doesn’t feel anywhere near what it used to be … I sit in your taxi or next to you on a plane. You make my coffee, my lunch but you don’t know my pain.”

    Detective Inspector Gary ­Jubelin said he and his colleagues were feeling the pressure of what was now a 10-month ­investigation to find William, who disappeared from his grandmother’s home in Kendall, on the NSW mid-north coast.

    “The type of crime we’re talking about, and we’re talking about human intervention here, is something that there’s no ­excuse for not coming forward if you do have information,” he said.
    Mr Spedding, who has not been charged in relation to William’s disappearance, was last week released on bail after being arrested over the alleged sexual abuse of two young girls in 1987.

    Documents presented during his bail hearing show a woman who forms a key part of the police case against him was previously found by a judge to have “a propensity to make alle­gations of misconduct of various kinds” against men.

    The witness, who cannot be named, claimed Mr Spedding and another woman sexually abused children. These alle­gations, which were unrelated to the charges he now faces, were rejected by a judge, who said he was “reasonably satisfied” the abuse did not occur.

    The judge found the witness may also have sought to influence the evidence of the children allegedly involved, the court documents show.

    The witness, who has separately alleged Mr Spedding committed the offences for which he currently faces charges, was ­“obsessive, compulsive and ­bizarre”, the judge said.

    A police facts sheet, also tendered in court, said Mr Spedding is alleged to have sexually ­abused two young sisters in Sydney during 1987.

    Police will allege there is medical evidence supporting the charges, as well as witness tes­timony from the girls allegedly involved.
    Mr Spedding has denied the charges. He has also denied any involvement in the disappearance of William Tyrrell.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    And this is why so many of them are still out there, free to prey on innocent children.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on July 20, 2015, 11:57:45 PM
    How awful! Another poor child. It is disgusting how the whole world seems to have changed. How can anyone hurt a small child?  8(8-))
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on July 21, 2015, 12:16:47 AM
    How awful! Another poor child. It is disgusting how the whole world seems to have changed. How can anyone hurt a small child?  8(8-))

    I don't think the world has really changed, Anna, I think the internet has just facilitated the access to information about crimes of this nature.
    There are more articles about this online. The age of the child seems to have been narrowed down to between 2 & 5 and 10 potential victims have been ruled out. There was girls' clothing in the suitcase but that could be misleading.
    I will post any updates once the conclusions of the autopsy are published.
    The description of the person seen dumping the suitcase, though......
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Anna on July 21, 2015, 12:31:46 AM
    I don't think the world has really changed, Anna, I think the internet has just facilitated the access to information about crimes of this nature.
    There are more articles about this online. The age of the child seems to have been narrowed down to between 2 & 5 and 10 potential victims have been ruled out. There was girls' clothing in the suitcase but that could be misleading.
    I will post any updates once the conclusions of the autopsy are published.
    The description of the person seen dumping the suitcase, though......

    Thank you Misty,
    I so want little William to be found alive, but I accept that it is now highly unlikely.
    It is so upsetting to think this child abuse, goes on all over the world and it is harder to prevent or stop, than most diseases.      These poor children.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Eleanor on July 21, 2015, 01:21:45 AM

    There are times when I can't cope with this.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Alfred R Jones on September 13, 2015, 04:14:10 PM
    A video about the case one year on:


    Some interesting similarity factors with the McCanns case (many of which have been used in some form or another to criticise or cast doubt on the McCanns or the investigation into Madeleine's disappearance):

    1) Parents were adamant that they knew their "cautious boy" would never wander away of his own accord.
    2) Mother and Grandmother did not phone the police immediately, but around 20 minutes after first realising William was missing
    3) When the police arrived the father was inside the house, not out searching and was said to be "in a mess" by the policeman.
    4) Parents left the area where William went missing just a week later, to return home - a four hour drive away.
    5) Police have categorically ruled out family involvement in the disappearance.
    6) Police are pursuing the theory that William was abducted despite an almost complete absence of any evidence.
    7) 407 sightings of William have been reported in one year.
    8) When asked if they believe William could still be alive, the investigating officer stated  that they don't close their mind to any possibility.
    9) When parents were asked the same question they said there is nothing to suggest he is not alive.

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on September 13, 2015, 11:27:45 PM
    A video about the case one year on:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b810v6xGqY0&feature=youtu.be&utm_content=buffer2daad&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    Some interesting similarity factors with the McCanns case (many of which have been used in some form or another to criticise or cast doubt on the McCanns or the investigation into Madeleine's disappearance):

    1) Parents were adamant that they knew their "cautious boy" would never wander away of his own accord.
    2) Mother and Grandmother did not phone the police immediately, but around 20 minutes after first realising William was missing
    3) When the police arrived the father was inside the house, not out searching and was said to be "in a mess" by the policeman.
    4) Parents left the area where William went missing just a week later, to return home - a four hour drive away.
    5) Police have categorically ruled out family involvement in the disappearance.
    6) Police are pursuing the theory that William was abducted despite an almost complete absence of any evidence.
    7) 407 sightings of William have been reported in one year.
    8) When asked if they believe William could still be alive, the investigating officer stated  that they don't close their mind to any possibility.
    9) When parents were asked the same question they said there is nothing to suggest he is not alive.


    Thank you for posting that update.
    There are some variations in the parents' description of the first hours following Williams's disappearance compared to the initial news reports. However, I think the police are on the right track.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on September 29, 2015, 08:26:26 PM
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3249677/William-Tyrrell-breakthrough-Police-investigating-missing-toddler-seize-car-belonging-convicted-child-abuser-person-case.html

    William Tyrrell breakthrough: Police investigating the toddler's disappearance a year ago seize a car belonging to a convicted child abuser that was 'parked in the street where he was last seen'
    Police seize a station wagon related to missing toddler William Tyrrell
    The owner, Tony Jones, was charged on Friday for assaulting a minor
    Police allege Jones is linked to a paedophile ring
    He was the former neighbour of Bill Spedding, another person of interest
    Australians across the country marched for the toddlers' one year mark
    William was abducted from Kendall, he would have turned four in June 

    By Martha Azzi and Daniel Peters and Rachel Eddie For Daily Mail Australia

    Published: 00:52, 26 September 2015  | Updated: 23:08, 26 September 2015


    The car of a paedophile has been seized by police as they continue investigating the case of missing NSW toddler William Tyrell.

    The white station wagon belonging to Tony Jones, a person of interest for police, was taken on September 16 and is undergoing forensic examination.

    Jones was sentenced to three years jail on Friday after he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a minor, reports News Corp.

    William disappeared from the backyard of his grandmother's home in Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast on the morning of September 12 last year.


    A former neighbour of Bill Spedding, another person of interest for the police, Jones was a member of the social group, Grandparents As Parents Again (GAPA) which police allege concealed a paedophile ring.

    This comes after police began investigations on finding the drivers of cars spotted on the street on the day of William's disappearance.

    The mother had seen two cars suspiciously parked on the side of the road that morning, close together with their windows wound down, which have raised suspicion.

    The cars were described as a speeding white four-wheel-drive, and a dark grey older-style, medium sized sedan, and an old, white station wagon.


    Earlier this month, thousands of Australians across the country came togethe tomark one year to the day since William vanished without trace.

    More than 250 walks were registered around the country, in a touching reflection of the outpouring of love and concern for the plight of the missing boy.

    Swarms of red and blue outfits, honouring the Spiderman outfit that William was famously wearing when he disappeared, were pictured walking in unity across major ports in every city and state.

    Communities from Ipswich in Queensland to Burleigh Beach in Newcastle to the Melbourne CBD to the Sydney Harbour to Rockingham in Perth represented just a fraction of the widespread support.


    News even reached rural communities in Darwin and regional Western Australia, while walks went ahead overseas in locations like Thailand and the Solomon Islands.

    On the national 'Walk 4 William' Facebook page, it says the idea 'was created from the hearts of many who wanted to bring a voice and awareness to little Williams disappearance in the hope that this will help bring little William home.'

    The slogan behind the national campaign across the past year has been: 'Somebody saw something. Somebody knows something. Somebody can help bring William home. Is that somebody you?'

    William Tyrrell would have turned four on June 26, and parents still have hope that he could be found alive.

    The 'Walk 4 Williams' event comes after William’s parents made a plea to the public on 60 Minutes to help find their boy.

    William had been roaring like a tiger that morning in his Spiderman costume, which is why his mouth is open in the now famous image of him, when he walked around the side of the home at about 10.30am.

    'I could still hear him, he was roaring, and then, um, nothing,' his mother said in the interview, her voice breaking.'

    'And then it's silence and he's just vanished.'

    'I couldn't see him, I couldn't hear him. The world just came to a screaming halt. 'There was no wind, there were no birds, there was no movement. There was nothing.'

    Police also released the audio of the the 000 call, as they continue to investigate all avenues of the disappearance, focusing on the identification of several vehicles parked near the house.

    The desperate plea comes just days after Bill Spedding, posted a video online denying any involvement in the toddler’s disappearance.

    The video of Spedding appeared in an online support group for the 63-year-old on Wednesday, almost a year after three-year-old William vanished from his grandmother's home in Kendall, on the NSW mid-north-coast.

    Spedding, seen in the grainy footage wearing a blue t-shirt, admits to visiting the Tyrrell home to repair a washing machine but claims to have had 'no involvement' in the boy’s disappearance.

    'My wife Margaret and I offer the Tyrrell family our sincere commiserations in the tragic event of William's disappearance,' he said.

    'I wish to state that I have no involvement in the disappearance of William Tyrrell.'

    He claims the media have 'inaccurately' portrayed his involvement in the Tyrrell case and he wishes to 'clarify those details' with his video statement.

    'The media have reported that I was supposed to have attended the Tyrrell house on the 12th September 2014 - this being the day of William's disappearance.

    'I wish to make it perfectly clear this claim is completely false.'

    Spedding was arrested and charged with unrelated historic child sex offences in April this year.

    The offences were uncovered by detectives investigating William Tyrrell's disappearance.

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    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on October 01, 2015, 12:26:06 AM
    Another update.
    http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/09/30/04/43/person-of-interest-in-tyrrell-case-has-extensive-criminal-record-report

    A man named as a person of interest in the disappearance of NSW toddler William Tyrrell reportedly has a criminal record of more than 90 offences.

    Last week Anthony 'Tony' Jones was jailed for aggravated indecent assault of a minor, but he has a criminal record spanning four decades, including assault, drugs and robbery charges, the Daily Telegraph reports.

    The 59-year-old's first conviction came in December 1975 when he was sentenced to hard labour for escaping lawful custody.




    Over the next few years he was found guilty of stealing, setting fire to motor vehicles, causing malicious injury and breaking and entering.

    Twice in 1989 he was convicted of hitting women, while in 2002 he was jailed for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

    Jones' white Toyota Camry wagon was seized by police for forensic examination, just days after investigators said they were looking for a vehicle matching its description in mid-September.


    He was sentenced to three years jail last week after pleading guilty to the indecent assault of a child. The child involved was not William.

    He was also a member of a grandparents social group and is a former neighbour of Bill Spedding, another person of interest in the case.

    No one has been arrested or charged over William’s disappearance on September 12, 2014.

    The three-year-old had been playing in the backyard of his grandmother’s home at Benaroon Drive in Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast when he vanished.
    Earlier this month police issued an appeal on 60 Minutes for information into four cars seen in the area on the morning William disappeared.
    He was also a member of a grandparents social group and is a former neighbour of Bill Spedding, another person of interest in the case.
                             ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on December 08, 2015, 01:52:34 AM
    Sound familiar?


    http://www.aww.com.au/latest-news/news-stories/william-tyrrell-campaign-calls-out-online-trolls-23579

    Those behind the Where’s William Tyrrell campaign have hit out at an online group they say are falsely claiming to be endorsed by the missing toddler’s family, Yahoo! News reports.

    Page administrators wrote a lengthy Facebook post on Thursday in which they accused the group W4W Walking Warriors Australia of being defamatory after they had claimed the campaign was mismanaging funds.

    “For those who support this group please know they have no personal connection to William or his family,” the post says.

    “To infer that there has been inappropriate management of the funds raised is defamatory.”

    The W4W page had posted a public message to the official campaign for William Tyrrell asking why two of the three billboards urging the public to come forward with information about the missing child had been taken down.

    “Where have the funds that so many of us donated gone?” the post continued.
    The W4W page seeks to promote awareness-raising ideas, including putting the faces of missing children on mock milk cartons, an idea not supported by William Tyrrell’s family.

    “None of the actions by these groups or individuals, nor their actions or statements, are welcomed or endorsed by William’s family or the official campaign,” the official page’s post said.

    W4W responded on Friday with another Facebook post defending their original post.

    “Yesterday many people asked a question regarding William’s billboards being taken down, they also asked where the donations went to as many of us as individuals donated from our own pockets.

    “No doubt we were disappointed the billboards were taken down. Missing children should and must be across this country. Our government needs to do more



    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on January 03, 2016, 01:53:10 AM
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/fourth-man-is-quizzed-in-hunt-for-william-tyrrell/story-fni0xqrc-1227695073457?sv=3b684d6267376e5a99a9ec3156471c34

    ANOTHER person of interest has emerged in the William Tyrrell case as the desperate search for the little boy enters its third calendar year.


    The Saturday Telegraph can reveal detectives have interviewed Derek Nichols, an elderly man listed on the child protection register, several times and searched his home on the state’s mid-north coast.

    Mr Nichols said he had nothing to do with the four-year-old’s disappearance and is not connected to William’s family.

    “I was living in Kendall and the police came to see me because I was on the child protection register,” Mr Nichols told The Saturday Telegraph.

    “The most significant one was in May when they came and inspected my house.”

    Mr Nichols said he was on the child protection register for crimes committed in Victoria. He said he was living in Dunbogan when William went missing and said he did not know anybody connected to the case.
     
    It is the second time the tiny town of Dunbogan, south of Port Macquarie, has been provided as an alibi to police.

    Tradesman Bill Spedding, who also denies any involvement, told detectives he was repairing a washing machine in Dunbogan shortly after William went missing.

    Spedding has been interviewed extensively by police and had his Bonny Hills home searched by the Strike Force Rosann team led by crack detective Gary Jubelin.

    Police found a Spiderman doll in Spedding’s Volkswagen work van — a toy he claimed was given to him by his grandson to keep him company.

    There were more than 20 people on the child protection register in the area directly surrounding the Kendall home of William Tyrrell’s grandmother.


    Police spoke to all of them but not all have had their homes searched.
    Mr Nichols’ denial comes as another roadblock emerged for police in their investigation. It can be revealed no evidence was discovered in a car seized from a paedophile on the state’s mid-north coast in September.

    Forensic testing of a white station-wagon belonging to convicted child molester Tony Jones failed to turn up any trace of William or clues about his disappearance.

    A fourth man, Paul Bickford, a convicted paedophile, has also been questioned in the case.

    Detectives attached to strike force Rosann seized the vehicle from near the Wauchope family home of Jones, who is serving a three-year jail sentence, on September 16.
    Despite the lack of evidence, Chief Inspector Jubelin renewed his commitment to seeing the case through.

    “The investigation into the disappearance of William Tyrrell remains a priority for the NSW Police Force,” he said.

    “It doesn’t sit well with us, particularly at this time of year, that we still don’t know what happened to William. Any information, no matter how seemingly innocuous could be vital.”

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on January 12, 2016, 01:32:02 AM
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/william-tyrrell-person-of-interest-paul-bickford-to-appear-in-port-macqaurie-court-over-alleged-breach-of-conditions/story-fni0cx12-1227702203388

    William Tyrrell person of interest Paul Bickford to appear in Port Macqaurie court over alleged breach of conditions
    January 8, 2016 1:00pm
    Taylor AuerbachThe Daily Telegraph

    A CONVICTED paedophile questioned by detectives investigating the William Tyrrell disappearance on the state’s mid north coast will front court again this month after allegedly breaching his reporting conditions.

    The Saturday Telegraph can reveal Paul John Bickford — the former president of grandparent support group GAPA (Grandparents As Parents Again) — allegedly breached court orders imposed on him over child sex offences around the same time he was photographed by this newspaper visiting his wife’s home in Port Macquarie on September 7.

    Bickford pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting an 11-year-old girl who suffers Asperger’s syndrome during a drive to the shops to buy her lollies.

    He was given a 16-month suspended jail sentence last February and barred from contacting children.
    The former Senior Volunteer of the Year and his wife Sandra, who is not a person-of-interest in the case, have been questioned extensively by homicide detectives investigating the suspected abduction of Spiderman-loving toddler William.

    The now four-year-old vanished from his grandmother’s Kendall home in September, 2014, while wearing his favourite superhero costume.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on January 21, 2016, 12:15:12 AM
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/william-tyrrell-person-of-interest-paul-john-bickford-denies-involvement-in-his-disappearance/news-story/240a0bc3c64bd4ec3067ea56ac8e802d
    William Tyrrell person of interest Paul John Bickford denies involvement in his disappearance
    January 20, 2016 1:14pm
    Neil KeeneThe Daily Telegraph
    A CONVICTED paedophile and person of interest in the disappearance of William Tyrrell has laughed off suggestions he was involved in the boy’s suspected abduction.

    Speaking with media today outside Port Macquarie Local Court, Paul John Bickford insisted he had never been involved in a paedophile ring suspected of operating on the NSW mid-north coast.

    Bickford earlier appeared in court for a separate matter after allegedly breaching orders imposed upon his conviction last year for indecently assaulting an 11-year-old girl with Asperger’s syndrome.
    The former president of the Grandparents As Parents Again group, which came under the scrutiny of Strike Force Rosann detectives investigating William Tyrrell’s disappearance, described himself as “just an ordinary guy, really”.

    He admitted he had been interviewed twice by police about William, who would now be four years old.

    “I’m just being what I always am,” Bickford said.

    “I’m telling you the truth, and whether you choose to believe it or not, well that’s really not up to me. It’s up to the public.”

    Bickford, said he was “very sad” for William, describing the enduring mystery surrounding his disappearance as “a great tragedy”.
    “I feel very sorry for the family, I really do, but there is something very, very strange about the whole business,” he said.

    “I’m only a layman but I’m telling you now, there’s definitely more to it than meets the eye.”

    Bickford questioned why it had taken a year for police to announce there were two suspicious cars sitting outside his grandparents’ house in Kendall, where he went missing.

    “I don’t know where that place is anyway, but I would gather from what we’ve seen that it was very close to the bush because that’s where everybody went to look for the child.”
    Bickford said his most recent interview with Strike Force Rosann investigators occurred just four months ago.

    “The first one went for just over an hour and the second one probably went for about 15 minutes,” he said.

    “They just asked me where I was, what I was doing ... the normal things you would probably ask.”

    Bickford said he didn’t know the Tyrrell family, or Bill Spedding — another person of interest in the case.

    However, he conceded that he did know Anthony “Tony” Jones, another former member of the Grandparents As Parents Again group who is a person of interest, and who has been convicted of numerous assaults on women and children dating back to the 1970s.

    But Bickford said Jones was just “an acquaintance”, rather than a close friend.

    “I haven’t got the faintest idea what Tony has done or hasn’t done,” he said.

    Both Spedding and Jones deny any involvement in the disappearance of William.

    Bickford has not entered a plea to failing to comply with reporting obligations under the Child Protection Act.
    Police allege he broke those obligations between 8am and 11am on October 13 last year.

    He is due to appear in court again on March 2.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pathfinder73 on January 26, 2016, 10:58:42 PM
    Could someone kindly answer these questions please.

    1. Has the grandmother spoken or confirmed the last time that she saw the boy?

    2. What footwear was he wearing when he disappeared?

    3. Did anyone else see the boy playing outdoors that day e.g. neighbours?

    I would like to get a timeline that day from the main witnesses i.e. the family.



    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on January 27, 2016, 12:07:43 AM
    Could someone kindly answer these questions please.

    1. Has the grandmother spoken or confirmed the last time that she saw the boy?

    2. What footwear was he wearing when he disappeared?

    3. Did anyone else see the boy playing outdoors that day e.g. neighbours?

    I would like to get a timeline that day from the main witnesses i.e. the family.

    This may help you a little.
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/how-could-toddler-william-tyrrell-simply-vanish-into-thin-air/story-e6frg6z6-1227308929078
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pathfinder73 on January 27, 2016, 01:03:17 AM
    Thanks Misty. You need to be subscribed to see that link.

    Found this about neighbours:

    Lydene Heslop also had a hectic morning grocery shopping and was unloading bags from her car before taking them inside.

    On that fateful morning of September 12 last year, chance and life conspired to ensure people who would normally have a bird’s-eye view as William and his sister played in the sunshine weren’t there.

    Shortly after 10.30am, three-year-old William vanished.

    The one question that plagues the residents of Kendall is: How did the culprit or culprits get away with it?

    Almost tragically, they ­believe a cruel set of circumstances conspired to give someone the opportunity to snatch William without being seen by a single witness.

    At 10.35am on September 12, a number of people could have been expected to be there to stop William being taken.

    Except on that day, at that time, they weren’t.

    Mother Anne-Maree Sharpley, who lives across the road from William’s grandmother’s house, was sitting ­inside reading a book before deciding to go outside her house to “get some sun”.

    “I didn’t hear anything, so if the person who took him came down Benaroon Dr, they did it without panicking or driving fast or taking off like an idiot, because I would’ve heard.”

    But by the time she did go outside, William had already been taken.

    “I’d taken the kids to school and came home and cleaned up and sat down in the quiet with no TV and was just reading my book,” Ms Sharpley said.

    “No cars, no cries, no nothing, it was just quiet.

    “I’d actually just got a drink and was walking outside to sit in the sun and (William’s mother) was outside the gate.”

    Judy Wilson, whose fence sits just 10m from where William was taken, heard him and his sister playing earlier that morning before she headed into town to run some errands.

    When she returned, the street was in chaos.

    “I wasn’t home and my husband wasn’t home. The only thing I was able to tell police was that I heard the children playing but didn’t see them … I just heard kids laughing and you could tell they were little children,” Mrs Wilson said.

    “I don’t think it was an opportunistic grab from someone who just happened to be here ­because we don’t get strangers wandering around.”

    Another Benaroon Dr resident, Lydene Heslop, who lives further down the street, had been grocery shopping and ­returned home minutes before William vanished.

    She saw nothing out of the ordinary when she drove into the street and pulled into her driveway.

    She said she was unloading groceries from her car when William was snatched sometime after 10.30am, just metres away from her home where her youngest child was inside.

    She said at 11.30am there was a knock on the door and it was Anne-Maree from up the road and William’s mother.

    “I didn’t hear anything, so if the person who took him came down Benaroon Dr, they did it without panicking or driving fast or taking off like an idiot, because I would’ve heard,” Ms Heslop said.

    “That’s pretty good luck. Especially at 10.30am on a Friday when there should only be one kid on the street, which is mine.”

    Another mum, Iona Bligh, who lives in the next town and drives her kids to Kendall’s school every day, regularly ran up Benaroon Dr as part of her daily exercise routine.

    But on that day, she decided at the last minute she had enough time to drive to a popular mountain track in the township instead, before meeting friends for coffee at the local cafe.

    “I’d drop my kids at school and run down Benaroon Dr. I was going to run it that morning before I met some girlfriends for coffee at Miss Nellie’s ... the only reason I didn’t is because I dropped my son at school five minutes early,” Ms Bligh said.

    “I kick myself every day.”

    The mystery surrounding William’s abduction has not only baffled those closest to the scene, but also the state’s homicide squad, with its ­detectives revisiting the street just last month to go over the neighbours’ testimony once again.

    Questions relating to any cars in the area dominated the conversations, as did questions around anyone seen ­visiting the street in the months before the ­abduction, including electricians, couriers and garbage collectors.

    William’s grandmother has since moved out of the street, having sold the house to a mature couple just before William’s abduction.

    While the town still waits for answers as to what happened to the little boy, parents and grandparents now fear leaving their children unsupervised for even a minute.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/toddler-william-tyrrells-disappearance-still-haunts-kendall-residents-almost-a-year-later/news-story/03fb14d003bfb73d3c193b5f6731f74c

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on January 27, 2016, 01:34:00 AM
    Sorry about that, P/F - I was able to read the article when I first googled it (should have copied it but I was being lazy) and it had timings for that first morning which included the dad driving off at around 9.15 so he could Skype.

    Initial reports did say that mother & grandmother had been on the verandah, went inside & returned to find William missing. That changed in later reports. A lot of info on the family has been withheld.

    Websleuths Australia is a good place to look at the story & press links from the very beginning. It's a long read & depends how interested you are in the case.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pathfinder73 on January 27, 2016, 11:55:22 AM
    Driving off at 9:15 to Skype? Thanks. Will check it out. That's over an hour before she was reported missing. What time was the call to the police? 10:30?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pathfinder73 on January 27, 2016, 12:44:52 PM
    "Mrs Wilson said she heard the two children playing in the neighbouring yard before she left to run errands in the township about 90 minutes before William disappeared, just metre's from her home."

    That suggests the children were out early playing and nobody saw them?

    What time was recorded on the camera for the last photo?

    (http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2015/01/03/1227173/646228-5e670230-9320-11e4-9f9e-62c4c493a0de.jpg)






    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pathfinder73 on January 27, 2016, 01:28:14 PM
    He was wearing sandals.

    (https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10156142_1502459550013376_8404460751872350541_n.png?oh=49e9a4f3669d03f18763b9f05ca8cf74&oe=57318C70&__gda__=1462584007_2005d0e0a8ffd325c970ea8caffa5f91)

    Location

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    (http://i58.tinypic.com/i4pesl.jpg)
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pathfinder73 on January 27, 2016, 05:42:26 PM
    Have cadaver dogs searched inside that house? Basement? Sniffer dogs only found a scent in the yard. I think a vehicle would have been spotted.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on January 27, 2016, 11:14:06 PM
    Have cadaver dogs searched inside that house? Basement? Sniffer dogs only found a scent in the yard. I think a vehicle would have been spotted.

    This doesn't state the dogs went inside the house but the property was thoroughly searched.
    I'd provide more, but the page takes forever to scroll.
    *snipped*

    Supt Fehon said investigators had recanvassed the area near where William was last seen in the past weeks, including searching a 1.5km radius with specialist cadaver dogs.
    'We've still got a dedicated team in excess of 10 analysts and investigators working full-time and they're going to explore every possible avenue.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3050011/The-case-missing-spiderman-missing-toddler-William-Tyrrell-s-disappearance-baffled-nation-63-year-old-repairman-Bill-Speddo-Spedding-came-police-radar.html#ixzz3yUOBFHIN
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    There were cars spotted. 2 were located & one owner, another convicted paedophile, has been questioned.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pathfinder73 on January 28, 2016, 12:16:23 AM
    Thanks Misty. All humans have their own unique odour so if the dogs didn't track the child leaving the property then inside that house needs to be properly investigated with cadaver dogs. I think they would have done it. I read the grandmother sold and moved out of that house just after the disappearance  &%+((£

    Spedding in that link would be very foolish to carry out work there then go back days later to abduct a child.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on January 28, 2016, 12:46:14 AM
    Thanks Misty. All humans have their own unique odour so if the dogs didn't track the child leaving the property then inside that house needs to be properly investigated with cadaver dogs. I think they would have done it. I read the grandmother sold and moved out of that house just after the disappearance  &%+((£

    Spedding in that link would be very foolish to carry out work there then go back days later to abduct a child.
    The lead detective on this case is pretty meticulous, judging from what I've read. The specialist dogs would have been inside the house, no doubt about it.
    The house has been put up for sale again since the grandmother left.. There are some photos which include a few good shots of the verandah here.
    https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/29855192/william-tyrell-kidnap-house-for-sale/
    The one thing a paedophile finds very difficult is not giving in to temptation.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pathfinder73 on January 28, 2016, 01:23:12 AM
    Thanks for the link. The mother was inside the house and the grandmother outside when he went missing so they were not together for how long? I would like to know the time of the last photo taken that morning. Establishing a timeline is crucial. That is a dead end road so a vehicle would likely be seen leaving. Neighbours were returning home or leaving around that time. The mother reported seeing 2 parked cars. Did anyone else witness these cars parked where she said?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on January 28, 2016, 02:00:29 AM
    Thanks for the link. The mother was inside the house and the grandmother outside when he went missing so they were not together for how long? I would like to know the time of the last photo taken that morning. Establishing a timeline is crucial. That is a dead end road so a vehicle would likely be seen leaving. Neighbours were returning home or leaving around that time. The mother reported seeing 2 parked cars. Did anyone else witness these cars parked where she said?

    http://video.news.com.au/v/333835/William-Tyrrells-parents-The-full-interview

    The story is not quite the same in this interview if it's the one I remember watching.
    One of the vehicles was definitely traced, see post #115.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pathfinder73 on January 28, 2016, 12:33:56 PM
    Now that is a strong lead Tony Jones a neighbour of Spedding. Interesting going to follow it thanks.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pathfinder73 on January 29, 2016, 08:32:00 PM
    17 SEP 2014

    Sniffer dogs and cadaver dogs found no scent in the yard, fuelling fears he may have been abducted.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/fears-grow-missing-boy-william-tyrell-may-have-been-abducted-from-kendall-20140916-10hqb0.html

    16 SEP 2014

    "Neither police sniffer dogs nor cadaver dogs had been able to pick up any sign of the boy, Fehon said.

    He said investigators were “keeping an open mind” about whether William had been taken."

    “We are concentrating back on last Friday when he was in that yard, playing with his sister, with his grandmother there and his mother at home,” Fehon said.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/william-tyrell-search-police-say-chances-of-survival-are-diminishing
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on February 09, 2016, 01:26:12 AM
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/william-tyrrell-message-left-on-tree-leads-to-police-lockdown/news-story/6d7bcd03f81c8c4aae75f0c44fe0a279

    A CHILLING cryptic message painted on a tree trunk on the NSW mid north coast last night led police to lockdown an area near Kendall as they investigated possible links to the abduction of William Tyrrell.

    The message, painted in bright magenta letters, read: “Jesus saves William Tyrell.”

    Accompanying the strange text was a jar containing a number of small items placed next to the tree.

    The discovery was made by a member of the public driving through bush 10km from where Spiderman-loving William vanished from his grandmother’s home in September 2014.

    Investigators from the Tyrrell strike force Rosann, headed up by crack detective inspector Gary Jubelin, were informed of the find last night.

    Police at this stage believe the message and jar is part of a “geocaching” game — a global scavenger hunt using GPS technology.

    “About 6.30pm yesterday, a member of the public contacted police after a reference to William Tyrrell was found painted on a tree in a state forest near Stewarts River, about 10km south of Kendall,” NSW Police said via a statement.
    “A glass jar with a number of items was located beneath the tree.

    “Local police attended and informed detectives attached to Strike Force Rosann. Police secured the area and seized the items.”

    Locals in the area told The Daily Telegraph they saw heavily armed officers and PolAir helicopters hovering above the area.

    Police said the aircraft was in the region coincidentally and was en route to Sydney.

    “Following inquiries, police have determined the items and painting were a result of ‘geocaching’, an outdoor activity in which participants use GPS coordinates to hide and seek items,” the statement reads.

    “Given the circumstances of William’s disappearance, police are disappointed that it has been included in a recreational game.

    “Police maintain their appeal for anyone with information concerning William’s disappearance to contact Crime Stoppers.”
    While the discovery may be yet another red herring in the heartbreaking case, the mention of William by name and the location’s proximity to where he was last seen caused police to treat the clue seriously.

    Bob Carne, who spotted the scrawled message, wrote on Facebook: “How’s this, driving through Middle Brother state forest and we came across this stump. A bit odd don’t you think?”

    Police have said previously that William, now 4, may have been snatched by an opportunistic kidnapper or fallen victim to a paedophile ring in the area.
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    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: carlymichelle on February 16, 2016, 08:49:36 AM
    willams grandmother  admiited today that she  thinks willam is  dead
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on February 21, 2016, 12:12:30 AM
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/hunt-for-missing-toddler-william-tyrrell-intensifies-as-more-cops-brought-on-to-find-him/news-story/a43497ee9d56675973e493bbc7b40f9c

    February 20, 2016 1:00pm
    LIA HARRISCRIME REPORTERThe Sunday Telegraph

    THE homicide team investigating the abduction of toddler William Tyrrell has been beefed up, with more than a dozen detectives and analysts now working around the clock to solve one of the state’s biggest cases.

    Resources for the dedicated strike force, led by senior Homicide Detective Gary Jubelin, have been significantly increased over the past six months to sift through hundreds of pieces of information pouring in from the public.

    The ramped-up investigation comes after a personal plea from William’s mum and dad to members of State Parliament, including Deputy Premier and Police Minister Troy Grant, at a private event late last year.
    William’s family have welcomed the increased resources, saying it renewed their faith police had not given up on finding their boy alive.

    The unprecedented Where’s William campaign, along with the international public interest in the three-year-old’s disappearance from Kendall in 2014, has led to a record number of calls to Crime Stoppers about the case.

    NSW Homicide Squad Commander Michael Willing said the investigation was now “one of the biggest investigations being run by homicide”.
    “Gary (Jubelin) came to me and we went to State Crime Commanders and said we needed more resources and that was directly on the back of the increase in information,” Superintendent Willing said.

    “We are dedicating as many resources as we can to it. It is one of, if not the biggest, investigations that were currently conducting and we’ll keep giving it whatever resources it needs.
    “There is an enormous amount of information to go through and new information is coming through every day.

    “Sadly, these types of matters sometimes take time and that’s sad for everyone.”
    Police have since revealed they believe it was a targeted abduction and that he may have been the victim of a paedophile ring operating in the area.

    Bravehearts children’s charity founder Hetty Johnston, who spoke to The Sunday Telegraph this week on behalf of William’s family, said his mum and dad were “extremely grateful” for the increased resources dedicated to finding their little boy.

    “They are very reassured by that and trust that they are doing everything they possibly can to help in locating William, but at an emotional level it’s hard for them to describe how it makes them feel because they’re so overwhelmed,” Ms Johnston said.

    “They believe the police want to find him as much as they do and they have 100 per cent faith that will not stop until they do.

    “They just want to reinforce that police believe he could still be alive and they’re just asking members of the public not to give up on him.”

    Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
    For more information about the campaign, visit whereswilliam.org

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    What a contrast to the original police investigation into Madeleine's disappearance.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on February 25, 2016, 12:01:32 AM
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3462227/Paedophiles-Tony-Jones-Paul-Bickford-persons-case-missing-William-Tyrrell-met-day-went-missing.html

    By BELINDA GRANT GEARY FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
    PUBLISHED: 15:41, 24 February 2016 | UPDATED: 15:41, 24 February 2016


    Two convicted paedophiles who are 'persons of interest' in the case of missing toddler William Tyrell may have met up on the day he vanished in his Spiderman suit almost 18 months ago.
    The family of convicted paedophile Anthony 'Tony' Jones told police that he had planned to visit sex offender Paul Bickford on the day four-year-old William vanished from his grandmother's house in Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast on September 12, 2014.
    Jones - who has a whopping 90 convictions against his name including aggravated indecent assault of a minor - maintains that he was 'out bush' looking for metal scraps when William went missing, while Jones said he was having lunch at his wife's home with friends in Port Macquarie.
    The pair have categorically denied being friends or having any involvement in the boy's disappearance.
    But the Jones family, who have disowned the paedophile, said that is 'bulls**t' and that Jones had come home drunk after meeting with Bickford the day of William's disappearance, the Daily Telegraph reported.
    'Paul Bickford was living in the pub at the time of the Tyrrell disappearance. He knew Paul Bickford was in the pub as well as we do,' a statement from the Jones family said.
    The statement said the details surrounding if he was going to visit Bickford were 'sketchy' but they were certain his name had been mentioned.
    They both lived in the Kendall area and had been driving vehicles that matched the description of two cars - a grey sedan and a white station wagon - that had been seen driving near the Tyrell house around the time he was snatched.
    Jones, 59, recently pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a minor, but has a rap sheet of more than 90 criminal offence that cover a range of different crimes.
    His crimes, carried out in Sydney, Wellington, Bathurst, Dubbo and Port Macquarie, span four decades and include assaulting women, stealing, and escaping police custody, The Daily Telegraph reported.
    His ex-wife said Jones was a 'cretin' and should be 'punished to the fullest extent of the law' for his convicted crimes.
    Bickford is currently serving a two-year suspended sentence for the indecent assault of an 11-year-old girl suffering from Asperger's syndrome.
    He maintains his innocence in the case of three-year-old William, and said he feels for the Tyrrell family.
    'I, personally, feel very sorry for them,' he told A Current Affair.
    'If I heard [anything suspicious], I'd be the first to report it to police.'
    Bickford said his conviction doesn't stop him from feeling empathy and said he also has a 'very low' libido.
    'I don't want to see any child hurt,' he said.

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    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on July 28, 2016, 05:10:32 PM
    An update on one of the persons of interest in this case.


    http://www.news.com.au/national/courts-law/man-questioned-over-william-tyrrell-to-face-child-sex-charges-in-victoria/news-story/7fd95b29b05b8d71fe9cb7b39ffb5877

    A MAN who has been questioned over the disappearance of NSW boy William Tyrrell will appear in a Victorian court today on sex charges.
    William Spedding is expected to face five charges of indecent assault and two of sexual intercourse with a child under 10 years old when he faces the Ballarat Magistrates Court. The Herald Sun reports the charges relate to a girl Spedding knew in the 1980s.
    Spedding, 65, has been spoken to by police investigating the disappearance of three-year-old William, but has always strongly denied any involvement.
    He even released a video on YouTube where he looked down the camera and told of his innocence and how sorry he felt for William’s family.
    “I wish to state that I have had no involvement whatsoever in the disappearance of William Tyrrell,” he said in the September 2015 video.
    The child was taken from his grandmother’s home at Kendall, near Port Macquarie, on September 12, 2014, while he was playing a game of hide-and-seek with his sister.
    He was wearing a Spider-Man suit at the time.
    Spedding, a repairman for white goods, came to police attention because he had been due to visit the grandmother’s home about the time William vanished after speaking to her about a broken washing machine
    Police searched two properties belonging to Spedding but found nothing significant, and have previously said he was one of many “persons of interest” in the case they were speaking to.
    He has never been charged in relation to William Tyrrell.
    His lawyer will attempt to have some aspects of the Victorian charges suppressed because of a risk of prejudice, the Herald Sun reported.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on August 24, 2016, 01:59:53 AM
    Another update.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/william-tyrrell-disappearance-sydney-mother-questioned-has-links-with-other-persons-of-interest/news-story/295f4d26d06a4b543a3eec6d9d2f8953?nk=70bfee9a2652f3010efccea1f282e30b-1472000169
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Eleanor on August 24, 2016, 08:53:34 AM

    Can't open the page, Misty.  Any chance of rectifying this?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on August 24, 2016, 12:47:28 PM
    Can't open the page, Misty.  Any chance of rectifying this?

    Try this one instead, same story.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3754492/Best-friend-missing-toddler-William-Tyrrell-s-grandmother-questioned-police-disappearance-pair-mysteriously-try-buy-home-together.html
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Eleanor on August 24, 2016, 04:54:59 PM

    Thanks, Misty.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pegasus on August 26, 2016, 03:30:59 PM
    A good diagram summarising where he was last seen and what he was doing
    http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p151/Brytech/The-disappearance2_zpsc8ebgvgf.jpg
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pegasus on August 26, 2016, 04:25:29 PM
    "William’s mom sat on the porch and talked with her mom, Nana while watching the children play.  She saw William playing on the grass and then going to the right side of the house near some low bushes.  Although she could not see him anymore she could hear him playing and 'roaring' like a tiger. .... 'then it was silence' "
    http://missingpersonsofamerica.com/category/william-tyrell/

    So that is the last known event, he was out of sight, but within hearing distance, making noises which were interpreted as play tiger roaring, then there was silence.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on August 27, 2016, 12:14:46 AM
    "William’s mom sat on the porch and talked with her mom, Nana while watching the children play.  She saw William playing on the grass and then going to the right side of the house near some low bushes.  Although she could not see him anymore she could hear him playing and 'roaring' like a tiger. .... 'then it was silence' "
    http://missingpersonsofamerica.com/category/william-tyrell/

    So that is the last known event, he was out of sight, but within hearing distance, making noises which were interpreted as play tiger roaring, then there was silence.

    Mom reportedly went inside the house to make a cup of tea (see opening post). I wonder if the police established who suggested making it - crucial imo. Phone records may have shown that Nana spoke with her best friend on the Thursday night.
    Thanks for the missingpersonsofamerica link - very interesting.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pegasus on August 27, 2016, 01:30:31 PM
    Mom reportedly went inside the house to make a cup of tea (see opening post). I wonder if the police established who suggested making it - crucial imo. Phone records may have shown that Nana spoke with her best friend on the Thursday night.
    Thanks for the missingpersonsofamerica link - very interesting.
    During the triple zero call by the mum she mentions that another woman (in addition to the mum and grandmother) is already helping search.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on August 27, 2016, 06:07:45 PM
    During the triple zero call by the mum she mentions that another woman (in addition to the mum and grandmother) is already helping search.

    See Pathfinder's post #123. Possibly Ann-Maree?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pegasus on August 28, 2016, 02:51:01 AM
    See Pathfinder's post #123. Possibly Ann-Maree?
    I've read the recent articles, and that's why I mentioned that detail in the 000 call.
    But there is no indication in it who the other lady searcher was, it could have been a neighbour?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pegasus on August 28, 2016, 02:58:58 AM
    Some reports state that the play included hiding.
    If someone is playing a hiding game, and then can't be found, it probably means they have hidden themselves somewhere.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pegasus on August 28, 2016, 03:10:10 AM
    From post above
    Quote
    ... playing on the grass and then going to the right side of the house near some low bushes.  Although she could not see him anymore she could hear him playing and 'roaring' like a tiger. .... 'then it was silence' "

    Why assume the noises he made were tiger impersonations?
    Hypothetically wouldn't distress noises sound similar?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on August 29, 2016, 12:35:01 AM
    In all this, there is absolutely no mention of his sister & what she witnessed.
    If foster mum + her mother were sitting on the rear balcony/making tea, who was WT hiding from and how long was the period of silence before fm became concerned? The front drive & street were not visible to the adults and probably out of normal hearing range too for the 2 chatting women.
    In the foster parents' first interview, there is something about the first neighbour on the scene iirc. The fd also arrived home 5 minutes before the police were called.
    http://video.news.com.au/v/333835/William-Tyrrells-parents-The-full-interview
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pegasus on August 29, 2016, 01:03:51 AM
    (snip) foster mum + her mother (snip)
    but... IMO the f parents were visiting a blood gma of the child.

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on August 29, 2016, 01:22:34 AM
    I might be wrong but... IMO the f parents were visiting a blood gma of the child.

    In the video, fm refers to "mum & dad's" even though dad had died a while back. They were going to visit fm dad's grave that afternoon.  Neither of the fp are bio parents of the children & wanted to adopt them.

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pegasus on August 29, 2016, 01:36:48 AM
    http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p151/Brytech/The-disappearance2_zpsc8ebgvgf.jpg

    Continuing the arrow a metre or two around the next corner of the house brings us to this side...

    http://www.smh.com.au/content/dam/images/g/j/f/j/3/5/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gjgpr1.png/1443232810386.jpg
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pegasus on August 29, 2016, 01:56:12 AM
    In the video, fm refers to "mum & dad's" even though dad had died a while back. They were going to visit fm dad's grave that afternoon.  Neither of the fp are bio parents of the children & wanted to adopt them.
    I concede now you are right Misty, they were visiting the fmum's mum.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on August 29, 2016, 02:13:24 AM
    I concede now you are right Misty, they were visiting the fmum's mum.

    Unless fm is the sister of the bio dad.......it's confusing.
    Lots of posts on W/Sl #23, some people seem to know the identities of the unnamed parties in this case. It's odd one of the grandmothers has been named in the press when there is supposed to be a need for secrecy.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pegasus on August 29, 2016, 12:57:57 PM
    Unless fm is the sister of the bio dad.......it's confusing.
    Lots of posts on W/Sl #23, some people seem to know the identities of the unnamed parties in this case. It's odd one of the grandmothers has been named in the press when there is supposed to be a need for secrecy.
    Even a complicated family background and links to all sorts of other people do not decrease the possibility of a simple physical solution that's nothing to do with any of that.

    Wasn't one of the last things said to the child something like asking whether he could see the car returning? So there are possibilities of going to the roadside or driveway or carport or garage in anticipation?
     
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on August 29, 2016, 06:20:32 PM
    Even a complicated family background and links to all sorts of other people do not decrease the possibility of a simple physical solution that's nothing to do with any of that.

    Wasn't one of the last things said to the child something like asking whether he could see the car returning? So there are possibilities of going to the roadside or driveway or carport or garage in anticipation?

    Yes, that's a possibility, especially if he'd heard a car engine whilst playing around the side. Whose car, though?
    I wonder how familiar WT was with the house & garden layout? He'd only turned 3 a few months before & his FM said in the video that they hadn't been to the house since February, at which time he would have still been 2.
    The s&r dogs were at the house within an hour or so - do we trust them or not?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pegasus on August 29, 2016, 07:08:15 PM
    Yes, that's a possibility, especially if he'd heard a car engine whilst playing around the side. Whose car, though?
    I wonder how familiar WT was with the house & garden layout? He'd only turned 3 a few months before & his FM said in the video that they hadn't been to the house since February, at which time he would have still been 2.
    (snip)
    IMO it's important to reconstruct what is in the child's mind at the moment he walks out of sight.
    So far I have
    Roaring like a tiger (part of a game I don't understand yet).
    Anticipating fd car returning (fm had mentioned this to him).
    Hiding (some reports state the children had been playing hide and seek?).


    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Eleanor on August 29, 2016, 07:22:58 PM

    Someone grabbed him, and he hollered.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pegasus on August 29, 2016, 08:30:59 PM
    Someone grabbed him, and he hollered.
    Possible, although if someone did that they would presumably then put hand over mouth.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Eleanor on August 29, 2016, 08:35:35 PM
    Possible, although if someone did that they would presumably then put hand over mouth.

    Which is why he suddenly stopped hollering.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pegasus on August 29, 2016, 09:09:39 PM
    Which is why he suddenly stopped hollering.
    Roaring (playing), grabbed, silence. That is possible. One of many possible theories.

    Is big tank under balcony for water? oil?
    http://www.smh.com.au/content/dam/images/g/j/f/j/3/5/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gjgpr1.png/1443232810386.jpg
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on August 29, 2016, 10:41:54 PM
    Roaring (playing), grabbed, silence. That is possible. One of many possible theories.

    Is big tank under balcony for water? oil?
    http://www.smh.com.au/content/dam/images/g/j/f/j/3/5/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gjgpr1.png/1443232810386.jpg

    Looks like a rainwater tank, judging by the pipework.
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/william-tyrell-the-little-boy-who-vanished-without-a-trace/news-story/9a64aae508a274864409ab59679af808

    *snipped*
    EVERY one of the 21 ­houses in the exclusive estate around his grandmother’s house have been searched from top to bottom twice, including roof cavities and septic tanks.

                                              -------------------------------------------------------------

    Interestingly, from same article:-

    "“William is only three years and three months old and really still a baby; he has so many more years to live and we desperately want him home,” his family said in a statement eight days after he went missing.

    “William up until a month ago was obsessed with all things fire engine and would tell us his name was ‘Firefighter William’, a future he deserves to fulfil.

    “We pray and hope that our ‘Firefighter William’ comes home soon.”

                                                    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on September 03, 2016, 02:31:03 AM
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/hundreds-of-persons-of-interest-in-william-tyrrell-probe/news-story/ef4adf3fa3d71f49585e74442f534b0a
    The Australian
    12:00AM September 3, 2016


    Police who are investigating the dis­appear­ance of three-year-old William Tyrrell from the NSW mid-north coast have identified hundreds of “persons of interest” to their ­inquiry and have called in other squads of detectives to help rule out many of these names.

    As only a few of these people were previously identified by the press, the real scale of the investig­ation has not been ­revealed ­before.

    With the second anniversary of William’s dis­appearance falling later this month, The Weekend Australian can also reveal that NSW Premier Mike Baird has personally promised the boy’s parents and police involved to provide any resource the ­investigation needs.

    The inquiry has deeply affect­ed those living in and around the small town of Kendall, where William was last seen, particularly after police announced that they were investigating “a pedophile ring that may be operating” in the area.

    “It’s close to home now. It makes you wonder whether someone’s covering for someone,” said Alison Copelin, a mother of three.

    “You start to second-guess ­people that you probably wouldn’t have second-guessed before,” said another local woman, Linda Hoffman.
    “They call it a ring. I don’t know if that is true, but it is hard because it just pricks your ears up … to what’s happening around you. And not just your own kids.”

    A police strikeforce, codenamed Rosann and consisting of 14 detectives and analysts, is working full-time on the search for ­William from a base in Port Macquarie, 35km from Kendall.

    Given the scale of the operation, which has focused on people with links to the former timber town or William, it is possible detectives have already interviewed the person or persons involved.

    Such is the workload that other detectives from several specialist squads within the NSW Police Force’s State Crime Command have been asked to invest­ig­ate many persons of interest identified as low-priority targets by the strikeforce. The rest are being pursued by Rosann investigators.

    NSW police won’t comment on the investigation ahead of the anniversary of William’s dis­appearance on September 12, when they are expected to join his parents in another public appeal for information about what took place.

    William was last seen wearing his favourite Spider-Man suit and playing with his four-year-old ­sister in the garden of their grandmother’s home outside Kendall.
    His father, a consultant, left the house earlier to make a business call and William’s mother and grandmother sat outside the house while the children played. None of the adults can be named.

    At about 10.30am, William’s mother went inside to make a cup of tea before realising she could no longer hear her son. A search of the surrounding bush using police, SES and local volunteers was mounted over several days without finding any trace of William.

    Police were initially uncertain how he could have been taken from the dead-end road, particularly as the family had ­arrived only a day earlier, meaning few people, if any, knew they were in the area.

    Despite this, detectives believe William was probably abducted, although they see this as more likely being an impulsive decision by those involved rather than a planned attack. In April last year, Homicide Squad commander Mick Willing said “recent inform­ation we have received … relates to a pedophile ring that may be operating” in the area around Kendall.
    “We are vigorously pursuing that line of inquiry … this investig­ation is moving forward at a very fast pace,” he said.

    Two months later, a nat­ional Where’s William? campaign was launched, hoping to provoke ­people to come forward with ­information about the case.

    Mr Baird approached William’s family and police involved in the search during a campaign event in NSW’s Parliament House, promising his government would provide any resource required to mount an effective search.

    Over the past two years, a handful of persons of interest has been named in the press, though each has said he had nothing to do with what took place. These ­include convicted sex offenders from the area, some with links to each other.

    The first person of interest publicly named was Bill Spedding, a local whitegoods repairman whose home and business were searched after William’s ­dis­appearance.  In September, he posted an online video declaring his innocence of any involvement in what took place.

    He has previously said he is innocent of all the alleged crimes.

    His close friend, Colin Youngberry, said: “It’ll come out that Bill’s totally innocent of the lot.

    “You follow that angle, mate, and you’ll be spot on. I guarantee you that one.”

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Highlighted - this mirrors what has been going on with SY/PJ investigation into the disappearance of MM, except that the latter's enquiries are international.

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on September 12, 2016, 10:37:21 PM
    http://www.portnews.com.au/story/4157393/1-million-reward-for-william-tyrrell-video/

    The Australian police seem to believe that William was kidnapped & there is a distinct possibility he is still alive. I hope they have more success with the reward strategy than happened in the Madeleine case.

    William Tyrrell: $1m reward for information about missing boy

    (https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/9a603fc680c1d7bb6fd4b2941c8fd23d530a2c1e/0_180_2816_1691/master/2816.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=fcd09e835f0cf93c23a32312b5c53d37)

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/sep/12/william-tyrrell-1m-reward-for-information-about-missing-boy
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on October 09, 2016, 02:11:13 AM
    @Pegasus
    I found these additional pictures of no. 48, don't know if you've seen them.
    http://www.onthehouse.com.au/12772582/48_benaroon_dr_kendall_nsw_2439

    No.11 is interesting - is that the neighbouring property in the background?
    No. 7 - shows how open plan the house is. I wonder how many photos FGM had displayed in the living area?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on October 21, 2016, 01:10:49 AM
    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/alleged-paedophile-bill-spedding-to-face-victorian-court-next-year-20161020-gs6kns.html

    OCTOBER 20 2016 - 1:44PM

    Alleged paedophile Bill Spedding to face Victorian court next year

    An alleged paedophile previously identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of NSW toddler William Tyrrell will face court in Victoria next year.

    William "Bill" Spedding is facing a string of historic child sexual abuse charges. The offences are alleged to have occurred in Clarendon near Ballarat and other locations across regional Victoria.
    Spedding was due in the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Thursday for a committal mention, but a solicitor appearing on his behalf requested the matter be heard in his absence.

    The lawyer told the court that Spedding lives 400 kilometres north of Sydney and current bail conditions on unrelated NSW matters restricted him from leaving the state.

    She requested the committal mention be adjourned until after March 16 next year to allow Spedding's NSW matters to be dealt with.

    Magistrate Mark Stratmann adjourned the committal mention until March 30 next year, but told the lawyer this was the last time Spedding would be excused from attending court.

    Court documents show Victorian police have charged Spedding with multiple child sexual abuse offences, including various counts of indecent assault and sexual intercourse with children between 1983 and 1985.

    Spedding is already facing a string of separate child sexual offences and is due to appear in a NSW court next year.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on September 12, 2017, 01:15:54 AM
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/11/william-tyrrells-foster-family-vows-to-keep-searching-for-precious-little-boy

    The foster family of missing Sydney boy William Tyrrell has vowed to never give up searching for their “precious little boy”, on the eve of the third anniversary of his disappearance.

    The three-year-old was last seen on 12 September 2014, in the front garden of a home in Kendall, south of Port Macquarie, with New South Wales police a year ago offering a $1m reward for information leading to his return.

    William’s family took to Facebook on Monday to say how the past three years have involved “unspeakable heartbreak and endless tears”.

    “William, we will never stop loving you,” the statement said. “We will never stop looking for you, and until the tomorrow we yearn for comes, we will never give up hope that you will be found and returned home to the arms of your loved ones where you belong.

    William’s foster-care status was only revealed publicly last month after the Department of Family and Community Services lost a legal bid to prevent an advocacy group from publishing the fact in calls for a coronial inquiry.

    It also led to the identification of William’s biological parents, Karlie Tyrrell and Brendan Collins.

    A January ruling from the NSW supreme court, upheld last month in the court of appeal, cited the need for scrutiny of the out-of-home care system and public interest in allowing William’s in-care status to be publicly known.

    William was removed from the care of Tyrrell as a seven-month-old and court documents reveal the decision was made due to concerns about drug use and domestic violence in his original home.

    He was placed with a Sydney family and reunited with his older sister. The court documents outlined the fears of William’s foster family, which wants to remain anonymous, about what the flurry of public attention would mean for both them and William’s sister.

    They considered moving house and changing their names if they were identified.

    Last year, a $1m reward was offered for information leading detectives to the boy.

    The third anniversary will likely take a more sombre tone after the recent court case also gave voice to what many have long feared: the chances of finding William alive decreases with time.
    However the foster family insists hope shouldn’t be abandoned. This week, the renewed public spotlight on the case will be harnessed with a digital advertising campaign promoting the $1m reward.

    Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin, who’s led the homicide investigation, last month insisted the matter was “very much ongoing”.
    =================================================================

    I find it more than a little odd than the foster parents wish to retain anonymity when William's sister can be identified from Facebook photos. If they are so desperate to find William, why do they need to hide faces which could prompt public memories?

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on January 20, 2018, 12:46:12 AM
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11978178

    An interview with Natalie Collins, William's bio paternal grandmother.
    It transpires, amongst other things, that William had been hidden for a period, with her help, prior to his disappearance.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on June 13, 2018, 02:03:48 AM
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jun/12/william-tyrrell-disappearance-police-to-search-bushland

    William Tyrrell disappearance: police to search bushland

    Michael McGowan

     @mmcgowan569
    Tue 12 Jun 2018 09.02 BST Last modified on Tue 12 Jun 2018 09.08 BST



    Police say four-week search a change of tack in investigation that had focused on finding boy alive


    Police have renewed their efforts to find missing toddler William Tyrrell. Four years after he disappeared, police have announced they will begin a four-week search of bushland at Kendall on the New South Wales mid-north coast on Wednesday.

    William was three when he disappeared from his grandmother’s home in Kendall near Port Macquarie in 2014. Despite an exhaustive search and $1m reward for information leading to his discovery, police have been unable to break open the case.

    On Wednesday, though, officers will begin a “large-scale forensic search” as part of the ongoing investigation into his disappearance.

    In a statement police said the four-week search was a change of tack from the original search.

    “The initial search, while extensive, was focused only on finding William – a little boy who was lost – and not with a view of deliberate human intervention,” police said in a statement.

    “William was not located, and the search did not uncover any evidence relevant to his disappearance.

    “Detectives and analysts from the state crime command’s homicide squad are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding William’s disappearance under strike force Rosann.

    “As part of ongoing investigations ... detectives will commence a four-week forensic search of bushland at Kendall [on Wednesday.

    “The operation is being coordinated by search experts from the public order and riot squad.”

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Shades of the Met returning to Luz to search the mound. Despite the Aus$1m reward money still on offer, it seems there are still no answers to the mystery.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on June 14, 2018, 01:20:16 AM
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jun/13/william-tyrrell-search-to-focus-on-evidence-of-human-intervention

    It was almost a year ago when detective chief inspector Gary Jubelin last spoke to the media on the third anniversary of the disappearance of William Tyrrell.

    At the time, Jubelin was defiant police were “not giving up” on the investigation into what happened to the three-year-old boy in the Spiderman suit who vanished from his grandmother’s front yard on the New South Wales mid north coast in 2014.
    On Wednesday, Jubelin, the officer who has led the investigation and has previously admitted the case “weighed heavily” on him, came as close as ever to conceding the likelihood of finding Tyrrell alive was increasingly slim.


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    He told media in Kendall on Wednesday that police held “grave, grave fears” about William, who was three when he disappeared.

    “It’s been a very long time,” he said.

    “As I’ve said to the family, and I can’t be any more honest than what I say to the family ... until we know conclusively that William is not alive we’ll treat it with the possibility that he still is alive. But obviously we have grave concerns.”

    Four years after his disappearance, police have received some 15,000 pieces of information about William and sifted through hundreds of persons of interest.

    On Wednesday they started afresh, returning to the street where William disappeared to begin a “forensic” search of bushland surrounding the home.

    Jubelin said the search was about establishing that William’s disappearance “was “the result of human intervention and not through misadventure”, before a possible coronial inquest.

    “The purpose of this is that if we present evidence to a court, whether coronial or criminal, [we can show] beyond reasonable doubt that William’s disappearance was the result of human intervention and not through misadventure.”

    The first day of the search saw about 50 officers cover some 600 sq metres using shovels and trowels to comb through bushland while dogs searched the area. The search will continue for another four weeks until an area of 3 sq km has been covered.

    The case has enveloped the small town of Kendall, near Port Macquarie on the NSW mid-north coast. When Tyrrell first disappeared it sparked one of the largest searches in NSW police history.

    In the 10 days following his disappearance hundreds of police and community members combed through bushland but nothing was found. Theories about the case have come and gone.

    In 2015 it looked like police had found a breakthrough when a nearby property was searched and a septic tank was drained.

    Police previously said they were looking at the possible involvement of an active paedophile ring on the mid north coast.

    On Wednesday Jubelin said that this had still not been totally ruled out as a line of inquiry, but it had not led to any charges.

    “Until this matter is solved, we keep all lines of inquiry open,” he said.

    But still no arrests have been made.


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    For locals, the disappearance is baffling. William’s grandmother lived on a secluded cul-de-sac well away from the Pacific Highway that Kendall straddles, and neighbours keep a close eye on one another.

    “It’s just weird to me,”Lisa Reimer, who lives on the street said.

    “When my kids [are] outside playing you’re thinking how could it happen. It’s big open yards [and] you hear every car and noise.”

    Reimer only moved to Kendall six months ago, but her parents have lived here for more than a decade. She said visitors always stood out.

    “If I was visiting they [the neighbours] all knew that I was up,” she said.
    “You look in the yards and think how could someone sneak up there, it just makes no sense."
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Eleanor on June 14, 2018, 06:57:02 AM

    Thanks for all of your efforts, Misty.

    With The Bush so close I do wonder if William just wandered off.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on June 14, 2018, 04:28:11 PM
    Thanks for all of your efforts, Misty.

    With The Bush so close I do wonder if William just wandered off.

    Nothing is impossible but the tracker dogs were on the scene within a few hours of his disappearance so.......
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Eleanor on June 14, 2018, 05:40:56 PM
    Nothing is impossible but the tracker dogs were on the scene within a few hours of his disappearance so.......

    Sorry,  I didn't know that.  But then I haven't paid too much attention.

    I seriously don't want to think about any child  being stolen by paedophiles.  And he was so young.  Very silly of me, no doubt.  I just don't get it, or why paedophiles would do this.

    Or has the world gone mad?
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pathfinder73 on June 28, 2018, 06:58:07 PM
    Detectives focus William Tyrrell search on 800sqm area

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/detectives-focus-william-tyrrell-search-area-six-minutes-vanished-215908658.html

    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on June 28, 2018, 11:30:56 PM
    Detectives focus William Tyrrell search on 800sqm area

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/detectives-focus-william-tyrrell-search-area-six-minutes-vanished-215908658.html

     *&(+(+

    I seem to recall reading that someone's car was seen going up Batar Creek Road on the afternoon William disappeared. Will have to check back through the material elsewhere.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pathfinder73 on June 29, 2018, 08:07:27 PM
    Hi Misty, I always thought he was hidden closer to home and possibly moved later.

    New lead as second William Tyrrell search finishes

    Detectives searching for William Tyrrell have uncovered new information as they wrap up a targeted search of bushland near the NSW mid-north coast town of Kendall.

    Search teams and cadaver dogs will now return to the main, larger search area near William's grandmother's home from where the toddler disappeared in September 2014.

    The tiny community has been urged to cast a suspicious eye over family members,
    friends and neighbours as pressure mounts to solve the mystery.

    Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin earlier this week announced the investigation had zoned in on a second small patch of bushland about four kilometres from the home.

    On Friday he confirmed police had completed the second search at Batar Creek without finding specific evidence - but new leads had emerged.

    "While we have not located evidence of William being in this location, investigators have gained information from the search," he said in a statement.

    AAP understands the new information did not come from within the search zone itself but was uncovered in the last few days. It was not a tip-off from the public.

    The swarming police presence around the town is designed to put "pressure" on a person in the Kendall surrounds who has held back information from investigators.

    "There is a person out there who knows why we are searching this area and will no doubt be feeling pressure from the intensity of the investigation," Det Insp Jubelin said.

    He urged people to be aware of other peoples' behaviour in case they begin to crack under the scrutiny.

    "I would encourage them to come forward with any information they have - William's family need answers as to what happened to their little boy."

    The main search is expected to last for another week and a half.

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/new-lead-as-second-william-tyrrell-search-finishes
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on September 13, 2018, 02:15:37 AM
    https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/burntout-car-linked-to-william-tyrrell-mystery/news-story/ab100ae039c70e2820ed3bb91dd396cc

    INVESTIGATORS say a burnt-out car abandoned deep in the bush near where William Tyrrell went missing could be a breakthrough in the case of the missing NSW boy.

    The wreck was discovered in the bushland surrounding Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast, just a short drive from the home of William’s foster grandmother, where he disappeared from on September 12, 2014.

    It is believed the vehicle belonged to Tony Jones, a convicted paedophile who was at one point a person of interest in the little boy’s disappearance, Nine’s A Current Affair reports.

    He was released from prison in January after serving a sentence for child molesting.

    Mr Jones, aged in his 60s, was involved in a heated confrontation with ACA earlier this year. He has previously denied any involvement in the three-year-old’s alleged kidnapping and has not been charged over it.

    Police received a tip-off regarding the abandoned, rusty car hidden in the bush, however once they arrived at the scene, they discovered the vehicle had been flipped and set alight.

    The abandoned vehicle resembled the same make and model Mr Jones used to drive, according to the person who discovered it.

    His relative Katrina, who had been living with Mr Jones at the time William vanished, told ACA that she would “not be surprised” if he was the owner of the car.

    Mr Jones put forward several conflicting alibis when interviewed by ACA earlier this year, telling the program he was helping with his neighbour’s hot water system when William disappeared, but the neighbour later disputed this claim.

    The relative said Mr Jones was in the bush collecting scrap metal at the time, while Mr Jones told another source he was out using a chainsaw he had borrowed from the local council.

    In 2015, Mr Jones was convicted and sentenced for the aggravated indecent assault of an 11-year-old girl. He was sentenced to a maximum three years in prison, but news.com.au learnt he was back living in the community in January this year.

    His criminal history includes assaulting children and women, escaping from police custody, theft and drug possession.

    The new piece of information comes a day after the fourth anniversary of William’s disappearance — a baffling mystery that has captured the nation’s attention.

    Four years on, NSW Police are no closer to finding answers and announced Wednesday that they will hand the investigation to Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame. An inquest into the case has been proposed for next year.

    The information regarding the burnt-out vehicle will be part of the coronial inquest into William’s disappearance.


    As reported by AAP, several persons of interest in the disappearance of the then-toddler — many of whom have never been named — could be forced to reveal what they know under the spotlight of the inquest.

    A massive brief of evidence will need to be compiled from physical artefacts, thousands of tip-offs and a “persons of interest” list hundreds of names long.

    “(An inquest) makes us go over all the evidence collected in the last four years — it’s an enormous task,” Homicide Squad commander Scott Cook told reporters in Sydney on Wednesday.

    “The coroner will consider that and may well ask us to do further things. If that doesn’t occur we’re likely to see an inquest sometime in the early part of next year.”

    Detective Superintendent Cook praised the investigators working on the case for their “excellent work”.

    A police source told AAP detectives working on William’s case will push for specific persons of interest — those “at the top of the list” — to give evidence at the inquest.

    The coroner’s legal powers mean witnesses could be forced to explain their movements and what they know about William’s disappearance — unlike conventional police interviews.

    Many of the people have never been named in the media, the police source said, adding only “some names” came out publicly during the investigation.

    NSW Police in a statement said investigators “would like to acknowledge the continued strength and courage of William Tyrrell’s families”.

    “Over the past year, investigators have continued to explore lines of inquiry in an effort to find out what happened to William, including a large-scale forensic search,” the statement read.

    The deputy coroner has requested a brief of evidence which will be provided by the end of the year.

    The inquest will be “an opportunity to test information and evidence gathered by Strikeforce Rosann and further the investigation”.

    “This is another step in ensuring answers are provided to William’s loved ones,” the police statement said.

    William, who was wearing his Spider-man costume at the time of his disappearance, would have turned seven years old in June.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on March 01, 2019, 12:17:20 AM
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6754963/Lead-detective-William-Tyrrell-case-removed-misconduct-allegations.html

    The lead detective in the hunt for missing boy William Tyrrell has been removed from the case while he faces a misconduct investigation.

    Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin was kicked off Strike Force Rosann over allegations he used his phone as a recording device without a warrant.

    NSW Police confirmed 'an internal investigation is currently underway' by Professional Standards Command into DCI Jubelin.......cont.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on March 22, 2019, 12:42:00 AM
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6836637/Inquest-disapperance-William-Tyrrell-set-begin.html

    By AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS

    PUBLISHED: 21:24, 21 March 2019 | UPDATED: 22:41, 21 March 2019
    Almost five years after toddler William Tyrrell vanished from his grandmother's backyard detectives are empty-handed, his family is devastated and the fate of the boy in the Spiderman costume remains known only to a suspected predator.

    This year the thousands of pieces of evidence, hundreds of interviews, lengthy suspect lists and countless tips amassed during the closely guarded police investigation will be laid bare in the NSW Coroner's Court.

    Witnesses will take the stand in Sydney on Monday, less than a year after a large scale forensic search of bushland around the Kendall home under the command of Strikeforce Rosann's then-lead investigator Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin.

    'Until we know conclusively that William is not alive, we'll treat it with the possibility that he still is alive,' he said in June, noting the search would rule out that William wandered into the scrub around the mid-north coast home in September 2014.

    Those words were echoed at a directions hearing for the inquest in December, where counsel assisting the coroner Gerard Craddock SC said it wasn't possible - yet - to conclude William was dead.

    The first week of hearings will see William's family and loved-ones 'set the stage' for investigators to show the three-year-old was likely snatched by a predator, a police source told AAP this month.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on March 27, 2019, 01:02:45 AM
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-26/william-tyrrell-mother-thought-she-heard-scream/10939804
    William Tyrrell's foster mother tells inquest about high-pitched scream after disappearance
    By Mark Reddie
    Updated yesterday at 4:33am

     
    William Tyrell's foster mother has described the moment she thought she heard her son scream while searching for him on the day he vanished almost five years ago.

    Key points:
    William Tyrrell disappeared from his foster grandmother's home in Kendall, NSW in 2014
    An inquest is told William's foster mother heard a quick, high-pitched scream the day he disappeared
    She was also questioned about a message she left for a person of interest
    On day two of the inquest into her son's disappearance, the 49-year-old said the noise led her into bushland surrounding his foster grandmother's home at Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast.

    "When a child hurts themselves unexpectedly, there's a scream, and it felt like a scream — it was quick and it was high pitched and it was sharp, which is why I went into these reeds," she said.

    "I got into the bush and I thought I can't see any red — I thought maybe I imagined it, maybe it was a bird and I just walked back."

    Dressed in a Spider-Man suit, the three-year-old was last seen playing in the front yard of the Benaroon Drive property on September 12, 2014.

    His foster mother had gone inside to make a cup of tea, and today, she broke down in tears while reliving the shock she experienced when she could no longer hear her son playing joyfully with his older sister.

    "I couldn't hear a thing, it was silent, there was no wind, no birds, all I could think of is, 'why can't I hear him? Why can't I hear him? I can't hear a thing'," she told the court.

    The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she frantically searched around "every property" on the street, but could not remember if she "door-knocked" neighbours.

    "I remember saying to people I saw, 'I am looking for a little boy in a Spider-Man suit, have you seen him? His name is William'," she said.

    After searching the area, the foster mother said she walked back up Benaroon Drive and went inside her mother's house and called police.

    "I remember thinking, he's not here, he's not here, I have to call the police — I went inside and grabbed the cordless phone and called triple 0 and I stood exactly in the same spot where I last saw him," she said, wiping away tears.

    The woman was also questioned about a message she left on the phone of repairman William Spedding about the possibility of fixing her mother's washing machine at the property a few days prior to the disappearance.

    Police have previously named Mr Spedding as a person of interest in the investigation, but he has always denied any involvement.

    Four neighbours have also testified before the inquest today.

    Deputy NSW coroner Harriet Grahame praised the actions of one woman, who got her three-year-old daughter to call out William's name in the hope he would "respond to a little person, rather than an adult".

    But none of the witnesses could confirm whether or not two cars — a grey car and white station wagon — were parked on Benaroon Drive on the day the toddler went missing

    The inquest continues.
    ===================================================================

    Hmmmm....it's the first time I have heard the FM mention a possible scream & also her phone call to Spedding a few days before William's disappearance.
    Other news reports have said that a previously unidentified POI has been summoned to give evidence at the inquest later this year. I think this case may take an unexpected twist.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on July 28, 2019, 11:25:42 PM
    https://play.acast.com/s/wheres-william-tyrrell

    A new series of podcasts about William's disappearance.

    Inquest continues next month.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on September 02, 2019, 01:25:18 AM
    A development straight out of McCann case....

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/timestamp-doubts-over-william-photo/news-story/cf0accb8b602bde307146268bfad49c4

    EXCLUSIVE
    CAROLINE OVERINGTON
    ASSOCIATE EDITOR
    @overingtonc

    12:00AM SEPTEMBER 2, 2019

    The NSW Coroner has ordered an urgent forensic examination of the last known photograph of William Tyrrell, dressed in his Spider-Man suit.

    The Australian understands an expert in photographic metadata has been called in after NSW police admitted to confusion as to when the widely circulated image was taken. The photograph is a crucial piece of evidence, because it provides what is known as “proof of life” for William on the day of his disappearance on the NSW mid-north coast.

    The inquest into his likely death has been told the image was taken on the verandah of the house at Benaroon Drive, Kendall, where he was staying when he went missing, on the morning of September 12, 2014. Counsel ­assisting the Coroner, Gerard Craddock SC, said in his opening statement the photograph was taken at 9.37am, adding: “That is a time of which we can be certain.”

    But a new document from the 2000-page brief of evidence ­reveals a “created time” for the image of 7.39am, and a “corrected time” of 9.37am, and police have been unable to explain the confusion.

    The report, obtained by The Australian, was generated by X-Ways forensic software. It reveals the image is a .jpg created on a digital camera, and it says: “Created: 12/09/2014 07:39:54. Corrected time: 12/09/2014 09:37:44.”

    It is considered ­elemental in a police investigation to get timings right. The “proof of life” evidence in a missing person case is also vital because it helps establish a window in which the person disappeared.

    In William’s case, the window has been set between 9.37am, when the last photograph was taken, and 10.57am, when his ­foster mother called triple-0.

    The confusion has prompted deputy state coroner Harriet ­Grahame, to tell the court it “needs to be investigated”. As it stands, the inquest has been told that William, his older sister and his foster parents ­arrived in Kendall at 9pm on the evening before William disappeared.

    No one other than the ­immediate family — foster mother, foster father, and the foster mother’s mother — saw the children arrive, so the photograph provides the essential “proof of life” for ­William on the morning of September 12.

    The inquest has been told that the foster father left the house about 9am to travel to a nearby town to make a Skype call, and pick up a script. The foster mother and her mother stayed at the house with the children, making cups of tea, rolling dice, and playing with crayons. The foster mother has said she took the photograph of William in his Spider-Man suit on the verandah.

    Mr Craddock, not the foster mother, put the time stamp on it, in his opening address to the ­inquest. “Whilst the female foster carer, Nana, (William’s sister) and William were on the patio, the female foster carer took some photographs of the children,” he said. “The last of them was taken at 9.37am. That is a time of which we can be certain.

    “There we see him in his ­Spider-Man suit … while he was dressed as Spider-Man, he was actually a tiger at that time. You can see him roaring.”

    The Australian understands Ms Grahame last week agreed to an application by Michelle Swift, counsel for William’s biological father, for further forensic testing of the image.

    Ms Swift’s application was made in open court shortly ­before the inquest was suddenly adjourned for seven months. The subject matter wasn’t ­revealed, and Ms Swift refused to comment. However, Ms Grahame responded to the application by saying the matter needed investigation, and Mr Craddock agreed it was important. Police have been unable to provide the court with an explanation for this terminology, which has in turn ­created uncertainty.

    It is not uncommon for there to be confusion about metadata terminology. Phrases such as “date created”, “date modified”, “date digitised” and “date captured” are all commonly used.

    As a general rule, a digital camera will record the date and time information in the actual image as EXIF (or “exchangeable image file format”) metadata.

    EXIF data mostly travels with the photo when it is exported from camera to computer, printer or USB, and it’s therefore considered the most reliable guide to the time of creation. Accuracy depends, however, on the date and time settings of the camera. A modified or created date will normally refer to the time the image arrived on a computer, or else was edited, or otherwise ­accessed.

    There are several explanations for the different time stamp on the photograph of William: the earlier time may be the right one; the camera may not have been adjusted for local time; the computer may have incorrect settings; or else the mistake may be in the report itself (a product of input error, for example).

    William’s foster mother has told the inquiry that William was out of sight for just a few ­moments, some time around 10.15am. She called triple-0 at 10.57am, after spending some time searching for the boy, with help from neighbours.

    She searched the house, the garden, and at one point got in her mother’s car and drove up as far as the disabled riding school about a kilometre away from the house, before turning back.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    It's almost unbelievable that the Australian police had not previously checked out the data on the last photo taken of William.
    William's 85yr old foster grandmother, whom the family were visiting at the time of his disappearance, will not be testifying during the ongoing coronial inquest.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: misty on June 06, 2020, 01:28:16 AM
    https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/5672766/cops-bust-paedo-ring-aussie-madeleine-mccann/

    Joe Duggan
    5 Jun 2020, 22:14Updated: 6 Jun 2020, 1:05
    POLICE have smashed a huge paedophile ring linked to a missing boy dubbed 'the Australian Madeleine McCann' fuelling hopes his family may discover what has happened to their son.

    Nine alleged child sex offenders were arrested and are accused of abusing children and recording the horrific crimes before sharing the footage with other sickos.

    The men were arrested in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia and 40 charges are being pressed against them.

    Two men in their 20s charged with offences over the harm and exploitation of children are from the NSW coastal town Kendall, where toddler William Tyrrell vanished in 2014 when he was three years old.

    Both suspects lived in Kendall when little William went missing from his foster-grandmother’s home, The Australian newspaper reports.

    But neither man has ever been interviewed over William's disappearance and there is no indication they are suspects.

    Cops say they are part of an online network of perverts who abused children and recorded the crimes.

    AFP Assistant Commissioner for the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), Lesa Gale, wouldn't comment on the investigation into William's disappearance.

    An inquest into William's disappearance is due to start again in October.

    William was in the care of foster parents and had been on a visit to Kendall on the day he vanished.


    His parents had gone inside to make a cup of tea while William and his sister played hide and seek outside.

    When they returned five minutes later the toddler had vanished, with his disappearance becoming Australia's most high-profile missing child case.

    The case has drawn comparisons with missing British schoolgirl Madeleine McCann,  with a suspect now being questioned over her disappearance this week.

    Following this week's bust, Ms Gale said at least 14 children have been rescued from harm after the police investigation into suspects producing and sharing child abuse material

    Ms Gale said: “We suspect this is the biggest domestic child exploitation network uncovered in recent times.

    “My message today to those offenders watching this presser: We are coming for you.”

    The children were aged between four and seven.
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: pathfinder73 on November 20, 2021, 10:33:37 AM

    Mr Iddles said evidence could be missed during the early stages of a homicide investigation and bodies could sometimes be moved several times.

    Police have vowed they will not stop looking for William and Mr Iddles said exhaustive, sometimes repeated, physical searches were vital. 

    'There's an old adage that failure to search is failure to find,' he said.

    'Or if you haven't searched everywhere you haven't searched at all.'

    Mr Iddles spent 25 years investigating homicides and worked on more than 320 such cases, with an unprecedented success rate for arrests and murder convictions.

    He has appeared on Channel Seven's Homicide with Ron Iddles and his life was the subject of the book The Good Cop, which was turned into a Foxtel program of the same name.

    Mr Iddles said it was not unusual for the bodies of homicide victims to be moved several times after they died.

    Sometimes a cursory search of a location at the time of a disappearance uncovered nothing but new information led investigators back to a site.

    'The body may not be there initially,' Iddles said. 'It could have been taken somewhere in a car, put away until activity dies down, then brought back and buried.'

    'I've done jobs where police have gone and done a search and then we go back eight, ten months later and the body's under the house.'

    Mr Iddles recalled a case in which a husband had killed his wife and kept her body in a 44 gallon drum for 23 years as he moved house five times.

    'You don't want a group of scouts out in the bush and someone finds it or a dog digs it up,' Mr Iddles said. 'So Where's the safest place? The house, once everything dies down.'

    Full article
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10215537/William-Tyrrell-case-explained-Australias-greatest-detective-Rod-Iddles.html

    (https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/11/19/10/50626947-10215537-The_scene_in_the_front_garden_of_the_Kendall_property_where_Will-a-2_1637318471038.jpg)
    The scene in the front garden of the Kendall property where William disappeared - the front garden under the balcony was extensively dug up and searched on Tuesday.

    (https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/5697199a32ad569f590a4260aca94a3d)
    Title: Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
    Post by: Wonderfulspam on January 22, 2022, 03:50:22 PM

    William Tyrrell detectives conduct fresh round of interviews in missing toddler case and inquest is delayed AGAIN - as foster parents due in court over child assault charge

    William Tyrrell detectives are conducting a fresh round of interviews in the case of the missing toddler as inquest findings are delayed with 'no set date' yet to resume.

     The inquest was meant to wind up in March, but was postponed by the sudden 'high intensity' dig for William's remains near the NSW Mid North Coast town of Kendall which wound up before Christmas.

    A mystery bone fragment is still being examined by the State Forensic and Analytical Science Service laboratory (FASS) at Lidcombe in Sydney, along with strips of degraded cloth unearthed in bushland.

    Forensic scientists are still analysing evidence from the Mazda hatchback seized last November that had been driven by William's foster mother on the morning he vanished.

    A court has heard that the foster mother will make an application in February to have her case heard under the NSW Mental Health Act, and the foster father was waiting on a report to decide if he will do the same.

    Magistrate Robyn Denes slapped an unprecedented round of suppression orders on the case which forbid identifying the foster parents, their relatives, foster children and any evidence about the alleged assault until the forthcoming court case or the inquest have been 'fully determined'.

    Both the foster mother and the foster father have entered pleas of not guilty to the charge.

    Prosecutor Senior Sergeant Amin Assaad told Hornsby Local Court in December that the alleged child victim who police claim was assaulted by William’s foster parents would be re-interviewed before the police brief was served on February 1.

    The ­renewed search for the toddler’s remains around the Kendall home where William was last photographed playing on his foster grandmother's verandah on September 12, 2014 took place over four weeks.

    The inquest was suddenly halted last November when Strike Force Rosann announced it would search the home and one square kilometre of bushland around 700m from the premises.

    Police hierarchy announced it was now  focusing on the foster mother as a person of interest in the case.

    It is not suggested that the foster mother was actually involved in William's disappearance, only that she has been identified as a person of interest.

    The car under forensic analysis, was owned by William's foster grandmother and driven by the foster mother along Batar Creek, Road Kendall, around which police excavations centred in November and December. 

    The $1 million reward for information that leads to the recovery of William Tyrrell, and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, remains in place.

    The 'body finder' forensic expert who unearthed remains of murdered schoolboy Daniel Morcombe lingered at William Tyrrell dig site until its very last day of operation, December 17.

    Two days earlier a mystery bone fragment was found in situ and sent off for analysis, without police confirming if the bone was animal or human.

    Professor Jon Olley remained at the site with Detective Sean Ogilvy, who has been investigating William Tyrrell's foster parents.

    William Tyrrell child advocate Allanna Smith told Daily Mail Australia she was 'disappointed' the search had to be halted and she slammed 'seven years of secrets and lies' marring the discovery of what really happened to the missing toddler.

    'I'm disappointed the search for William at Kendall stopped,' Ms Smith said.

    'The fact he was a foster child played a massive part in why it was never investigated as it should have been.

    'If William is dead ... why is there suppressions on reporting what actually happened?'

    In 2016 Ms Smith fought a legal battle against the then Family and Community Services (FACS) Department backed by Mr Jubelin and the foster parents .

    NSW Supreme Court Justice Paul Brereton ruled William's disappearance 'while he was in the parental responsibility of the minister, and in the care of departmentally approved carers' was a matter of legitimate public interest.   

    More than 30 items unearthed and tonnes of soil are being inspected at the FASS laboratory at Lidcombe.

    Prof Olley told Daily Mail Australia onsite the task of finding William's remains was 'more complex' than his successful discovery of Daniel Morcombe's remains because it was over 'a bigger area'.

    He said that the Spider-Man costume could be the only clue remaining, given the make-up of the material.

    'The one thing we have going in our favour is the fact that (investigators) believe he was in a polyester suit. That doesn't break down and it's very resistant to actually fading as well,' he said.

     'There possibly would be bones, but given the level of bioactivity here, and the amount of humic acids that are in the soils, that would actually help break them down over time.'

    William's 56-year-old foster mother is due to apply for a hearing under the Mental Health Act in either Hornsby or Parramatta local courts on February 22.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10315231/William-Tyrrell-detectives-conducting-fresh-round-interviews.html