Charlotte Foster

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Thu, 25 Nov, 2021

New police boss’s sad revelation on William Tyrrell search

New police boss’s sad revelation on William Tyrrell search

As the renewed search for William Tyrrell closes in on the two week mark, the new NSW Police commissioner has revealed a sad truth about the investigation. 

Deputy Commissioner Karen Webb, who was named as the next police commissioner on Wednesday, has said she believes William's body will be found, but so far, no DNA evidence has been found. 

Speaking to 2GB, she said she is confident police will discover the truth about the boy's disappearance, but the investigation will take more time. 

“There’s no stones (left) unturned,” she said. “It’s been seven years now, and that’s a long time, but we’re not going to give up.”

Over the past 11 days, NSW Police have been searching dense bushland on the mid-north coast and have bagged 15 objects of interest so far. 

All the potential evidence, which includes pieces of cloth and part of a hessian bag, have been sent off for forensic examination.

According to Deputy Commissioner Webb, no DNA link has been established between the 15 items and William Tyrrell. 

“There’s been miles and miles of material and many exhibits taken and it will be examined, but that takes time,” she said.

There will be a shift in the renewed search efforts, as divers are expected to search a damn near where the boy was last seen in 2014. 

Meanwhile, police are continuing their surveillance of William's foster mother, who has been named a person of interest in William's disappearance. 

NSW Police returned to the mid north coast property, then owned by William’s foster grandmother, 10 days ago to launch a fresh search based on what they have said is new information in the case.

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