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Offline pegasus

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #165 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
« Last Edit: August 29, 2016, 09:15:19 PM by pegasus »

Offline misty

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #166 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.

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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.”

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Offline misty

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #167 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.”

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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.


Offline misty

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #168 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://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/sep/12/william-tyrrell-1m-reward-for-information-about-missing-boy
« Last Edit: September 23, 2016, 05:52:13 PM by John »

Offline misty

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #169 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?

Offline misty

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #170 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.

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Offline misty

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #171 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”.
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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?


Offline misty

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #172 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.

Offline misty

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #173 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

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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.”

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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.

Offline misty

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #174 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."

Online Eleanor

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #175 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.

Offline misty

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #176 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.......

Online Eleanor

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #177 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?

Offline pathfinder73

Smithman carrying a child in his arms checked his watch after passing the Smith family and the time was 10:03. Both are still unidentified 10 years later.

Offline misty

Re: New South Wales toddler William Tyrrell, 3, still missing
« Reply #179 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

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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.