Reward for recovery of William Tyrrell

Published: 13 Oct 2016

On the second anniversary of the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell the NSW Government has announced the state’s first ever $1 million reward for information leading to his recovery.

The then three-year-old disappeared from a home at Kendall on the state’s mid-north coast on 12 September 2014. He hasn’t been seen since.

Detectives believe he was kidnapped and Strike Force Rosann was established to investigate.

NSW Premier Mike Baird said every resource has been given to this investigation and this is another avenue to bring William home.

“This is a little boy who has been tragically missing from his family for two years - someone out there knows what happened to William and it’s time they came forward so he can be returned to his mum, dad and sister.

“This reward is being announced for one purpose only, the recovery of William. If you know something, don’t wait for the police to find you, come forward now.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Troy Grant said you can’t put a price on the life of a child.

“For two years this family has had to live every day not knowing what has happened to their little boy, not knowing if he is safe and loved and not knowing if they will see him again,” Mr Grant said.

“At the very least, they deserve answers. I am appealing to the person or perhaps people who know what happened to William, to find it in themselves to do the right thing and come forward with the information police need to bring him home.

“This reward is unprecedented in NSW and it shows how serious the Government is at ensuring NSW Police have everything they need to solve this case.”

Information can be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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