Police launch new William Tyrrell search close to where convicted paedophile used to live | ABC News

Share the News



Police officers are searching an area of bush on the NSW Mid-North Coast as part of a new search in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of William Tyrrell.

Riot police and SES crews, assisted by sniffer dogs in the search of area around a large rural property on Miles Drive at Herons Creek, parallel to the Pacific Highway.

It’s about a 10-minute drive north of Kendall, where the three-year-old vanished while playing outside his foster grandmother’s home on Benaroon Drive almost six years ago.

Investigators are focusing on an area near an old saw mill, where convicted paedophile Frank Abbott lived in a caravan at the time of the toddler’s disappearance in September 2014.

The coronial inquest into the boy’s suspected murder has previously heard the 79-year-old Abbott would often ramble to neighbours about the smell of a “dead human” near Herons Creek.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-22/new-search-for-william-tyrrell-begins-in-bushland/12380822

For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY
You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1

Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE
Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: https://ab.co/2lNeBn2
You can also like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au
Or follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au
Or even on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews

source