TUESDAY marked 606 days since September 12, 2014 – the day that little William Tyrrell was last seen, most likely abducted, in broad daylight from his grandmother’s front yard in Kendall.
Police formed Strike Force Rosann to investigate the disappearance of the then three year old.
The community of Kendall is still rattled by his disappearance and where he could be, with long-serving resident Rhe Chapman explaining there is still a lot of concern from the public.
“When it is brought up there is a lot of concern. There may still be the possibility of someone there who has done this and no one knows who it is,” she said.
“Who’s got him, how does this happen and how do we find out?”
The Strike Force has interviewed several 'persons of interest' in relation to the case.
While she admits it is not something she finds is spoken about every day, it is clear the awareness about William is still prominent on the Mid North Coast.
“I find that it’s not something that is spoken about day to day which is unfortunate,” she said.
“However the posters are still everywhere, the campaign managers are very active online.
“The posters are in the shop fronts all over town. I think we are all doing as much as we can. He will never be forgotten.”
Clare Collins is the director of the Where’s William? campaign and spoke on behalf of William’s family on Tuesday.
“Every single heart-breaking day since William disappeared his family have had the utmost faith that NSW Police are working incredibly hard to find answers to what happened to their little boy,” she said.
“All those who love William and those behind the Where’s William? campaign will continue to live in hope that soon William will be found.”
Since launching the campaign on June 26, 2015, the public outpouring of love and support for William and his family has been overwhelming.
“People from every corner of Australia and the globe getting behind William’s family’s campaign to find their boy,” she said.
“The support from the public has been consistent, unwavering and continues to grow while we all patiently await the day news of William’s whereabouts will come.”
The Mid North Coast community remain united in the search for William, with ongoing messages of support continuing to flow in every day.
“Regularly we receive beautiful, heartfelt messages through William’s website and his Facebook page where we do our best to keep the community up to date,” Clare said.
“We urge those who know something, anything to come forward. We know that somebody knows what has happened to William.
“We know that somebody holds the key to finding William and we hope that whoever you are, soon you will find the courage to contact Police or Crime Stoppers.
“You don’t have to reveal who you are. What we want you to do though, is reveal what you know.”
The Strike Force has most recently concentrated its efforts on the Kendall area and the events leading up to William's disappearance.
Anyone with information about William’s disappearance is urged to come forward via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.