His foster mother and grandmother were sitting outside at the Kendall property on the New South Wales mid-north coast watching the pair, when his mother went inside to make a cup of tea.
The last thing she remembers hearing from William, who was wearing a Spiderman suit at the time of his disappearance, is a tiger’s “roooaaarrr” as he was running towards the house. Then, silence.
Listen to The Quicky debrief on the truth about William Tyrrell’s parents, and what happened after the three-year-old’s disappearance. Post continues below.
The identities of William’s foster family have not been made public. But now, for the first time since the little boy’s disappearance three-and-a-half years ago, William’s biological mother has spoken to the media.
“I felt like I was the worst mum in the world,” Karlie Tyrrell tells Channel Seven’s Melissa Doyle in an exclusive interview to be aired on Sunday night.
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Karlie has a string of petty crimes to her name, including drug offences and assaulting a police officer, Daily Mail reports. William’s biological father is currently serving jail time for stealing.