By SHAUNA ANDERSON
Police have announced that they are now stopping the search for missing three-year-old boy William Tyrell.
Instead, they will investigate possible “human intervention” related to William’s disappearance.
Today is the 10th day he has been missing.
A community meeting yesterday confirmed that SES and police will scale back the search, with police saying they will be “focusing on examining the many pieces of information received concerning William’s unexplained disappearance.”
Over the weekend William’s family released this letter to thank those involved in his search.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Medical experts have told police that if William Tyrell did wander into nearby bushland, he would not have survived.
The three-year-old went missing from outside his grandmother’s house in Kendall, on New South Wales’ mid-north coast, on the morning of September 12.
“The experts cannot substantiate that survival in the bush would be there at this point in time,” Superintendent Paul Fehon said, as reported by ABC News.
Superintendent Fehon added there was still no solid evidence William had wandered into the bush — although the house where the little boy was last seen is across the road from the Kendall State Forest.
While police are treating the investigation as a search for a missing child, the ABC reports authorities have not ruled out the possibility of abduction, and the sex crimes squad, has been brought in to investigate.
Police have also released further photographs of the little boy — dressed in some of his favourite superhero costumes — in the hope it will help members of the public to identify him.
William has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, with dark hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a ‘spiderman’ suit. Anyone with information is urged to call Triple Zero immediately.