He was out of his mother’s sight for only a moment. The last noise she heard him make was a tiger’s roar as he disappeared around the side of his grandmother’s house.
Someone, somewhere knows what happens next. But his family and the rest of Australia are in the dark.
“It was – the world, you know, it’s like the world just came to a screaming halt. There was no wind, there were no birds, there was no movement, there was nothing. And I’m looking out around this garden, I’m thinking, ‘Where are you?’ And there was nothing,” William’s mother said.
In a brief moment of hope, William’s mother imagined he might have caught a glimpse of his father walking through the front gate of the house.
“I remember saying, “Can you can you see Daddy’s car?” And there was no answer, there was no answer…”
After fifteen minutes of searching, it became clear that it was time to call the police.
“Yeah hi. My son is missing. He’s three and a half,” his mother said in the triple 0 call that has been released by police.
“He was just playing around here, we heard him, and then we heard nothing. He’d be about 2½ feet. He’s wearing a Spider-Man outfit. He’s got dark, sandy coloured hair, it’s short, and he’s got really big, browny-green coloured eyes. He has got a freckle on the top of his head. When you part the hair on the left hand side, you will see a freckle on the top of his head.”