Yesterday, police commenced a forensic search of three square kilometres of bushland near Kendall, on the NSW mid-north coast, for fresh evidence in the William Tyrrell disappearance case. Already, they’ve found something: a toy.
Although it is too early to tell if the toy is linked to the little boy, who went missing while playing in his foster grandmother’s front yard four years ago, police also collected bags of other evidence, the ABC reports.
There has been no trace of William since his disappearance in 2014, despite numerous lines of police inquiry.
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin says police strongly believe there are people withholding information about the case, 7 News reports.
“I dare say with the intense interest in William’s disappearance that someone watching this right now might be feeling very uncomfortable,” he said, calling for the public to tell police if they notice someone acting strangely at the mention of the boy.
“You are at a risk of committing a criminal offence by concealing an offence if you don’t come forward,” he added.
A $1-million reward is still in place for information that can help police find out what happened.