Search for William Tyrrell: Police leave Kendall’s home, new site, rag found
Clothing similar to the one William Tyrrell wore when he disappeared is now used by police in their search for the boy.
Police have descended on a patch of bush as the search for William Tyrrell intensifies, with officers using a Spider-Man replica in their investigation.
William’s renewed search has now moved away from the house where the three-year-old was last seen seven years ago, with police now having to focus their efforts on a nearby bush area.
Cars full of officers started arriving at the site just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
A truck carrying wheelbarrows was unloaded and officers began removing branches and debris from the site.
Parts of the search area remain covered in tarps, with blue markers strewn across the ground.
In a devastating new detail, a police spokesperson confirmed to news.com.au that investigators have a sample of a replica Spider-Man costume with them.
William was wearing a Spider-Man outfit the day he went missing.
It is understood that officers compared the tissue sample to deteriorated pieces of material found at the research site on Wednesday afternoon.
Yesterday afternoon, two pieces of degraded material were found at the search site, with officers comparing the pieces to samples of a red and blue Spider-Man costume – the same outfit William was wearing when he disappeared.
A police spokesperson later told reporters that the objects had no connection to the case, although they were both taken in bags of evidence.
Earlier today, a leading Australian criminologist pointed out a series of “very unusual” aspects of the William Tyrrell case that have again caught the country’s attention.
Speaking on Sunrise On Thursday morning, former detective and criminologist Dr Terry Goldsworthy said new developments in the Tyrrell case indicated the investigation now had new momentum.
“The investigations are broken down into stages, so I will explain them to you,” he began.
“We have the first stage, where most of the evidence is, the body is, the first assessment stage, where the police search for witnesses and forensic material, examine the crime scene and find valuable evidence. “
Next is the “investigation stage”, which is “where the heavy lifting is done in terms of getting information for investigators, getting a high level of information”.
“It is to look at the modus operandi, how the offense could have occurred and who may have the motive for committing the offense,” continued Dr Goldsworthy.
“I think what we’re seeing now is going to the targeting stage…, getting to the end of the investigation, and you can go back at any time and reexamine new information such as scenes from. additional crime. “
Asked by host David Koch about what was likely going on behind the scenes of the investigation, Dr Goldsworthy said he believed the police were following a “very unusual” but deliberate strategy.
“I think what we’ve seen is a number of different lead investigators in this job, those fresh eyes are always helpful because you can go back and see if anything was missed,” he said. -he declares.
“The shoe detail is an important detail, it may not be a pivot but it is an important detail, (but I) think there are a number of strategies for the police, physical searches , and also a strong media strategy.
“Some of the comments that I have seen from the police in terms of ‘we have a suspect’ are very unusual to make those kinds of comments before there are any leftovers or something like that. .
“I think it’s done for a reason.”
Dr Goldsworthy also said he believed it was “unusual” that the investigation and the original team were discredited.
“I thought it was a bit of a bad choice, to be honest these things are usually dealt with internally, you don’t go out and post this information,” he said.
“I was surprised that this continues.
“In terms of the treatment of the family (during) these investigations, there should be a named family liaison officer who is separated from the investigation, and the reason they are separated is clearly that you don’t want them to be. investigators become too close to family for fear that they may ignore something, or not understand something, or may not understand something.
“That’s why there is an independent role there. “
Police descended this week at a house on Benaroon Drive, Kendall, on the north coast of New South Wales, where William’s adopted grandmother, now deceased, was living when he went missing.
Several reports suggest that police are working on a new theory that William could have fatally fallen from the balcony of the house.
Officers were seen searching the area directly under the balcony, removing plants from the garden and sifting through soil.
Luminol, a substance that shows traces of blood, was sprayed in the area and a corpse dog was also seen combing the garden bed.
Yesterday afternoon, the focus of the search shifted to a small patch of bush on Batar Creek Rd, just minutes from the foster grandmother’s house.
News.com.au understands that this is where research efforts will be focused today.
Renewed search efforts are expected to take between two and three weeks, with hundreds of agents checking new locations and using different types of search methods. Police confirmed earlier in the week that they were looking for the young boy’s body, the first time they have publicly suggested that they do not believe he is alive.
William was playing with his five year old sister in the yard of his now deceased adopted grandmother’s house on Benaroon Drive, Kendall, on the north coast of New South Wales on September 12, 2014, when she suddenly did could not find it.
He was three years old at the time and was wearing a Spider-Man costume.
The daily telegraph reported that police are now focusing their attention on William’s adoptive mother as the prime suspect in his disappearance.
On Wednesday, she and the boy’s adoptive father were charged with assaulting a child, who is not William.