HUNT FOR WIL­LIAM ‘A WASTE OF TIME’

The Queensland Times - - Nation -

WIL­LIAM Tyrell’s bi­o­log­i­cal grand­mother has hit out at in­ves­ti­ga­tors foren­si­cally search­ing scrub­land for clues into his dis­ap­pear­ance four years ago, say­ing: “You’re wast­ing your time – he’s dead.”

De­flated Natalie Collins, 59, broke down as she said: “This is just open­ing old wounds for us, the door never closes, the po­lice are wast­ing good tax­pay­ers’ money and their time, they’re never go­ing to find Wil­liam – I just know in my heart he’s dead.

“I know ex­actly what’s hap­pened, some­one’s taken him and done some­thing to him.

“Bren­don (his fa­ther) says it, too, he be­lieves Wil­liam’s gone.”

Ms Collins, a cleaner, says she and her fam­ily were not in­formed of the search for fresh ev­i­dence in­volv­ing a 50strong force that yes­ter­day un­earthed a toy in bush­land in Ken­dall on the NSW mid north-coast, where the mys­tery first be­gan four years ago.

The large-scale search be­gan on Wed­nes­day yards from where Wil­liam went miss­ing in his Spiderman suit from his fos­ter grand­mother’s front yard.

It is too early to link the toy and bags of ev­i­dence col­lected to the boy.

Pic­ture: NATHAN EDWARDS

Po­lice search for foren­sic ev­i­dence re­lat­ing to the dis­ap­pear­ance of Wil­liam Tyrrell in Ken­dall and (be­low) Wil­liam’s grand­mother Natalie Collins.

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