New details about the family network that surrounded missing toddler William Tyrrell have been revealed as police stress his foster carers played no part in his disappearance.
Three-year-old William vanished from his foster grandmother’s backyard on the NSW mid north coast in 2014.
The disappearance of the toddler in a quiet cul-de-sac in the sleepy town of Kendall sparked an intense and ongoing homicide investigation.
Police now believe William, who was dressed in a Spiderman suit at the time, was abducted while playing outside his grandmother’s home.
William’s biological mother and father are Karlie Tyrrell and Brendan Collins from Sydney’s western suburbs and William was placed in foster care when he was a baby. His foster parents, who Fairfax Media has decided not to name, live on Sydney’s north shore.
Amid the intense media reporting that followed the NSW Supreme Court ruling, police dispelled any insinuation the foster care status was linked to William’s disappearance.
“William was being raised in a loving family environment and it did not play any part in his disappearance.”
William and his foster family had travelled from Sydney to his foster grandmother’s house in Kendall on September 11, 2014. The next morning William went missing.
Despite almost 700 persons of interest, a $1 million reward offered and numerous public appeals, William has not been found. smh news