Detectives seek to find mystery vehicles in William Tyrrell disappearance

Detectives investigating the suspected abduction of toddler, William Tyrrell, are appealing for help to identify several vehicles either parked near or travelling past the scene of his disappearance.

Young William suddenly vanished while playing outside his grandmother’s home at Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast on September 12 last year.

There has been no sign of the toddler since.


Strike Force Rosann, comprising detectives from the State Crime Command Homicide Squad and the Mid North Coast Local Area Command, is continuing to investigate his apparent abduction.

Officers have repeatedly quizzed local residents about visitors to the secluded neighbourhood and have discovered that two vehicles were parked by the roadside opposite the property then owned by William’s grandmother on the day he disappeared.

“One of the cars is described as a dark grey old model medium size sedan,” Strike Force Commander, Gary Jubelin, said.

“The other is described as an old white station wagon,” he added.

PHOTO: 60 Minutes

PHOTO: 60 Minutes

“We are not suggesting any of these vehicles are linked to William’s disappearance but we want to eliminate those cars from our inquiries,” Detective Inspector Jubelin explained.

Detectives know the cars were parked behind each other on the roadway between the driveways of two adjacent properties opposite the location from which William disappeared.

“There was also another vehicle described as a dark green/ greyish coloured sedan. “This vehicle drove past 48 Benaroon Drive as William was riding his bike on the driveway around 9am on the morning he disappeared.

“In addition, we have received reports of a four wheel drive vehicle driving out of Benaroon Drive around the time William vanished.

”This is of interest to us because we have also received information about a four wheel drive vehicle driving at speed in the Kendall area shortly after.

“We would like to speak to the occupants of those vehicles to determine the reason they were in the area.

“If you are associated with any of these vehicles come forward so we can move our focus onto other matters,” Detective Jubelin added.

The strike force today also released the 000 distress call made to authorities by William’s mother.

“It’s the call no parent would ever want to make…calling 000 and reporting your child missing,” Detective Inspector Jubelin said.

“We’re hoping that anyone with information about the case who hasn’t contacted Police will listen to that call and do the right thing by providing us with clues that could crack this case open.

“It took just a couple of minutes for William to disappear from view and wander into the path of someone who took him.

“Put yourself in the shoes of William’s mum…if you know anything, you must come forward.”

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to William’s disappearance to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: