Police have not given up on the investigation into the disappearance of William Tyrrell, as his family and foster family mark three years since he vanished.

The three-year-old boy, who would be six today, was last seen playing in his foster grandmother’s garden at Kendall, on the NSW north coast, on September 12, 2014.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin, who leads the homicide investigation, said police were only interested in ‘genuine information’ from members of the public, reports Daily Mail.

‘We are not interested in sightings of a child running around in a Spiderman suit playing in the McDonald’s car park … or information from clairvoyants or people that have dreams,’ he told reporters on Tuesday.

New light has been shed on William’s life in the past month, following a failed bid from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services to keep his in-care status private.

William’s biological parents, Brendan Collins and mother Karlie Tyrrell, were named but are estranged and have maintained their silence.

‘Sadly the probability of (William) being found alive continues to decrease with the passage of time,’ Supreme Court judge Paul Brereton said in his January decision.

But William’s foster family won’t stop searching.

‘We will never give up hope that you will be found and returned home to the arms of your loved ones where you belong,’ they said.

A renewed national appeal for information began this week, publicising the $1 million reward on billboards and in shopping centres, offices and cafes.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin insisted on Tuesday the case was ‘very much ongoing’.

‘We will not give up on the investigation… (it is) currently very active,’ he said.

He said detectives believed William’s disappearance had ‘human intervention’, and reminded the public about the $1 million reward for information that leads to the recovery of the little boy.

‘The information might be in the form of someone who has concerns about someone they know. Someone within their family.

‘The way they react when his name is mentioned might cause suspicion. We are interested in speaking to those people. If we speak to those people, we can do it with the strictest of confidence.’

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  • this has been way too long and i can’t imagine what the family must be going through. You can only hope that they all get answers


  • Someone, somewhere must know something – I pray they come forward and give the family the answers they so desperately need!


  • Glad the investigations do not stop, but sad in a way that it needs a $1.000.000 to get those who know something talking.
    Hope and pray William will be found soon !


  • I saw this on the news and l believe they would have found him by now but there is always hope he will be still be alive.


  • Someone knows where he is. I hope his family get their answers.


  • I hope the investigation continues until there is an answer.

    • Make the call is a good campaign and I hope and pray someone does.


  • Three years.. such a long time already. Where will he be? :-(


  • Someone out there must know something. I hope they have the decency to make a call to the police.


  • I don’t understand how someone cold do this to a family.


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