On September 12, 2014 a little boy was playing in the front yard of his grandmother's home in Kendall.
Small, innocent, curious about everything and with the untainted self belief he could do anything - just like his favourite superhero Spiderman.
But for all superheroes, darkness always looms close by. It was in Benaroon Drive that day.
In an instant and without notice, the sounds of a little boy playing were sucked from the air.
Silence fell across that already quiet street in Kendall. Something undeniably awful had happened.
Five years on and we are still searching for answers.
How does a child disappear without a trace? With no witnesses, with no evidence to prove how or why.
Every person called to give evidence into the coronial inquest into the suspected death of William Tyrrell will be important in piecing the puzzle together.
It is a story that has taken us all on emotional journey where we have seen the best in our community come together to search for answers; while at the same time revealing the dark behaviours of some of the worst.
What we know skims the surface of what is undoubtedly a complex, and at times sordid, investigation into the most sickening side of human behaviour.
More than 54 people are on a list to present evidence to Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame.
From today (August 19), they will front the court in Taree for week three of an inquest to move this mystery closer to the truth. It is not a trial, but one more step to ensure nothing has been missed.
Some of those witnesses will speak publicly, others behind closed doors in secret.
A few have even been offered the further protection of speaking under a different name.
Why? In no part of this process do we want a still active investigation to be jeopardised.
In no way do we want that one piece of crucial information to be compromised.
Police remain hopeful they can solve the case but there are no eyewitnesses and no forensic clues.
All of the evidence collected in the five year investigation is being presented by Strike Force Rosann. There is not one piece of evidence yet to conclude that William is dead.
Someone knows something. One person knows everything.
And we are all watching closely.
- The Port News' journalist Liz Langdale will report directly from Taree this week as the William Tyrrell coronial inquest resumes.