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Detectives have called off the search for William Tyrrell after three weeks of trawling remote bushland.
The three-year-old went missing from the front yard of his foster grandmother’s home in Kendall, 40km south of Port Macquarie, in September 2014 while wearing a Spiderman outfit.
Last month, forensic investigators, cadaver dogs
Crews protected themselves with waders as they marched through the swamp, bushland, and undergrowth four
An 800 square
The site, on the corner of Batar Creek Road and Cedar Loggers Lane, would have been too far for William to have walked from his grandma’s house on his own, detectives believed, but they said someone could have taken him there.
A coronial inquest into William’s disappearance will take place later this year.
Police are now frantically working to prepare their brief of evidence, nearly four years on from when William vanished.
Four ‘high priority’ suspects and one ‘person of interest’ are being closely examined as part of the police investigation, The Australian reported.
The high-profile ‘person of interest’ has long been on the radar of detectives and previously provided police with DNA swabs and maintains he was not involved in William’s disappearance.
The man had been at the home William went missing from just days before he vanished to provide a quote to repair a washing machine.
He was back at the home a week later to carry-out the repair.
During the search last month, police said the purpose of the evidence they were looking to gather is to prove that William’s disappearance was due to human intervention and not ‘misadventure’.
Det Insp Jubelin said he hoped the search would ‘rattle some cages’ and put pressure on those who he believes are withholding valuable information.
‘I strongly believe that there are people out there who have information on this,’ he told reporters.
‘I want to make a point to those people that if you do have information concerning what happened to William, you are committing an offense if you do not come forward.’
Det Insp Jubelin further declared that he wants that person or persons ‘to feel that everyone’s looking at them… let’s see where that takes us.’