William Tyrrell case to be referred to coroner

On the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of William Tyrrell, NSW police has confirmed that the case will now be referred to the coroner.

William, then aged three, disappeared while playing in the front yard of his grandmother’s house at Kendall on the New South Wales mid-north coast on September 12, 2014.

He has not been seen since.


In a statement released overnight, NSW police said it’s proposed the inquest will be held before Deputy State Coroner Grahame next year.

“Her Honour has requested a brief of evidence, which will be provided by the year’s end,” the statement read.

“The brief will cover various aspects of the investigation, as determined by the Coroner.”

Police say both William’s families, biological and foster, have been informed of the latest development.

“This is another step in ensuring answers are provided to William’s loved ones,” they said.