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.
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