UPDATE | $1 million reward announced in William Tyrrell search

UPDATE 8:42AM | The New South Wales Government has confirmed a $1 million reward is being offered for the safe return of little William Tyrrell who was taken from his grandma’s home on the New South Wales mid-north coast two years ago today.

Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin confirmed this is the largest ever reward offered in New South Wales.

He told reporters during a press conference on Monday morning, now there are a million reasons for members of the public to provide information.


He added they are still conducting the investigation as though William is alive.

Detective Inspector Jubelin made it clear officers didn’t want to waste their time with clairvoyants or dreams but wanted to focus on the facts.

He also said they have cleared the family of any involvement in William’s disappearance but said they are clear about the fact that there was human intervention involved in his disappearance.

Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said the announcement of the reward is ‘unique’ and thanked the Government for its support.

He said that’s “one million reasons why somebody that’s out there, knows what’s happened should come forward and talk to us and do it soon”.

Premier Mike Baird said two years ago today we saw events that tore the Tyrrell family apart.  “What we need to do is everything possible to bring William home and that’s what today’s about.”

“We are providing the largest ever reward to bring back William to his family, to his community” he said.

EARLIER 6:55AM | Two years have passed since little William Tyrrell was stolen from his family in New South Wales and today the State Government is expected to announce a reward for information that leads to the recovery of the missing toddler.

William was three and dressed in a Spiderman costume when he disappeared from the backyard of his grandmother’s home in Kendall on the mid-north coast on September 12 2014.

Police are investing 600 persons of interest in the case and will report their findings to the homicide squad.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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