Monday, 5pm: POLICE from Strike Force Rosann have turned their attention to a number of vehicles that were seen in the area when William Tyrrell went missing.
It was the manner in which two cars were parked that brought them to the attention of police.
One of the parked cars is described as a dark-grey, old-model, medium-size sedan.
The other is described as an old white station wagon.
Both cars were parked behind each other on the roadway between the driveways of two adjacent properties opposite the location from which William disappeared.
"The reason we want to find out details of those two vehicles is the manner in which they were parked," Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin said.
"They were parked one behind each other but it was a dead end street and they were parked between the driveways so that causes suspicion as to what they were doing there.
"We'd like to renew the appeal to the public, if anyone has information about those particular vehicles they provide it to CrimeStoppers."
There was also another vehicle described as a dark green/greyish coloured sedan police are interested in.
The vehicle drove past Benaroon Drive as William was riding his bike on the driveway around 9am and performed a u-turn.
The other vehicle in question is a four-wheel-drive that is said to have exited Benaroon Drive around the time William disappeared. A four-wheel-drive was later seen driving at speed in the Kendall area.
Detective Inspector Jubelin it was a "tactical decision" to release the information about the vehicles almost a year since the incident.
"Any information released through the media is done for a strategic purpose," he said.
"We had information about the vehicles earlier, we followed that information up separately to seeking information from the public.
"So it's a tactical decision when we release that information."
He said officers had visited the residents of Benaroon Drive and the Kendall community often in recent times in a bid to gather more information.
"We're gathering more information each day and each day we follow that up so the timeliness of it is from a strategic point of view."
Monday, 7am: Detectives investigating the suspected abduction of toddler, William Tyrrell, are seeking the public’s help to identify several vehicles either parked near or travelling past the scene of his disappearance.
On September 12 last year, William, then aged three, vanished whilst playing outside his grandmother’s home at Kendall on the state’s mid-north coast.
Strike Force Rosann, comprising detectives from the State Crime Command Homicide Squad and the Mid North Coast Local Area Command, is continuing to investigate his apparent abduction.
Officers have repeatedly quizzed local residents about visitors to the secluded neighbourhood and have ascertained that two vehicles were parked by the roadside opposite the property then owned by William’s grandmother on the day he disappeared.
Strike Force Commander, Gary Jubelin, said, “One of the cars is described as a dark grey old model medium size sedan. “The other is described as an old white station wagon.
“We are not suggesting any of these vehicles are linked to William’s disappearance but we want to eliminate those cars from our inquiries,” Detective Inspector Jubelin explained.
Detectives know the cars were parked behind each other on the roadway between the driveways of two adjacent properties opposite the location from which William disappeared.
“There was also another vehicle described as a dark green/ greyish coloured sedan. “This vehicle drove past 48 Benaroon Drive as William was riding his bike on the driveway around 9am on the morning he disappeared.
“In addition, we have received reports of a four wheel drive vehicle driving out of Benaroon Drive around the time William vanished.
”This is of interest to us because we have also received information about a four wheel drive vehicle driving at speed in the Kendall area shortly after.
“We would like to speak to the occupants of those vehicles to determine the reason they were in the area.
“If you are associated with any of these vehicles come forward so we can move our focus onto other matters,” Detective Inspector Jubelin added.
The strike force has also released the 000 (Triple Zero) distress call made to authorities by William’s mother.
“It’s the call no parent would ever want to make...calling 000 (Triple Zero) and reporting your child missing,” Detective Inspector Jubelin said.
“We’re hoping that anyone with information about the case who hasn’t contacted Police will listen to that call and do the right thing by providing us with clues that could crack this case open.
“It took just a couple of minutes for William to disappear from view and wander into the path of someone who took him.
“Put yourself in the shoes of William’s mum...if you know anything, you must come forward.”
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to William’s disappearance to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.