Police are commencing a large-scale forensic search as part of ongoing investigations into the 2014 disappearance of William Tyrrell.
Shortly before 10.30am on Friday 12 September 2014, William, then aged 3, was playing in the yard of his grandmother’s home on Benaroon Drive at Kendall, when 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.
Police say that while extensive, the initial search was focused only on finding William, but 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, headed up by Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin.
As part of ongoing investigations, Strike Force Rosann detectives have commenced a four-week forensic search of bushland at Kendall this morning.
The operation is being coordinated by search experts from the Public Order and Riot Squad.