THE search for missing child William Tyrrell will zero in on the Kendall bushland around the property he disappeared from almost four years ago.
On Wednesday, June 13, NSW Police will release information about the commencement of a four-week large scale forensic search.
William Tyrrell was just three-years-old when he vanished without a trace from his grandmother’s home on Benaroon Drive on September 12, 2014 shortly before 10.30am.
He was playing in the yard wearing a Spiderman suit before he disappeared.
For the next ten days, hundreds of local residents and emergency services workers combined to search the rural township, looking in forests, creeks and paddocks for the boy.
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.
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.
Led by Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin, a $1 million reward was offered for information that resulted in the return or recovery of Tyrrell.
The reward, the largest of its kind ever offered by the NSW government, was announced in 2016 as a part of Strike Force Rosann’s strategy to find the crucial piece of information necessary to expose the truth.
The magnitude of the investigation to date has included 2800 reports to Crimestoppers, 196 reports directly to Strike Force Rosann, and 1078 sightings of William. The Strike Force has collected 11,000 pieces of information and 628 exhibits, canvassed 450 addresses and interviewed 690 persons of interest.
The latest search, which is to begin on June 13 from a search command centre set up on Benaroon Drive, is being coordinated by search experts from the Public Order and Riot Squad.