A chilling message painted onto a tree about missing toddler William Tyrrell, located just kilometres from where the then three-year-old disappeared in September 2014, has sparked a police investigation.
Builder Bob Carnes stumbled across the message, scrawled in a bright red spray paint in the Middle Brother state forest on NSW’s mid-north coast.
It reads: “Jesus saves William Tyrell [sic]”.
Next to the tree trunk was a can containing a compass, coin, torch and post-it notes, Mr Carnes wrote yesterday on his Facebook page, to which he also uploaded photos of the tree and other objects.
He said he texted the images to NSW police.
The find has been the cause of much speculation but police believe it is more likely a shrine or the remnants of a “geocaching” game rather than a clue left by the young boy’s abductors, News Limited reports.
Geocaching is a scavenger hunt which uses GPS technology along with other navigational techniques to find hidden containers.