Police charge William Tyrrell’s foster mum with providing ‘false or misleading evidence’

Apr 14, 2022
The woman was issued a court attendance by detectives on Tuesday, April 12. Source: Instagram/ @whereswilliamtyrell

The foster mother of William Tyrrell has been charged with giving false or misleading information to the NSW Crime Commission, after William’s foster father was charged with a similar offence earlier this year.

The woman, who can’t be identified for legal reasons, was issued a court attendance by detectives on Tuesday, April 12.

New South Wales Police issued a statement regarding the charges.

“On Tuesday, Strike Force Rosann detectives issued a Future Court Attendance Notice to a 56-year-old woman for knowingly give false or misleading evidence at a hearing,” the statement said.

She is due to appear at the Downing Centre in Sydney on May 24.

Tyrrell’s foster mother and foster father were also charged in November 2021 over the alleged assault of a child (not William Tyrrell). The couple have plead not guilty to this charge.

William Tyrrell vanished from his foster grandmother’s house in New South Wales on September 12, 2014. He had been playing in the front yard of the property in Kendall, and was wearing a Spider-Man suit at the time of his disappearance. Despite extensive investigations and an exhaustive search by hundreds of volunteers and emergency service workers, the then three-year-old has not been found.

New South Wales Police announced they were “looking for the remains” of William Tyrrell as part of a fresh round of searches following new evidence in the investigation on November 15, 2021.

Several items of potential evidence were collected during the search including multiple pieces of fabric and a bone fragment which is currently undergoing forensic testing. Police are also currently sifting through over 15 tonnes of soil from the search site for any potential clues.

On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, NSW Police announced in a statement that the search operations would draw to a close.

“The NSW Police Force advise current inquiries and search operations being undertaken in the Kendall area are expected to be completed in coming days,” the statement read.

“The forensic search, which is being conducted under a Coronial Order as part of ongoing investigations into the disappearance of William Tyrrell, has been ongoing since Monday 15 November 2021.

“Once the search operation is complete, a team will facilitate a repatriation of the site.”


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