William Tyrrell’s biological grandmother has told investigators they’re ‘wasting their time’ as the new search for the boy enters its third day.
Natalie Collins, 59, says she knows in her heart that the toddler is dead and the new search for clues is a waste of taxpayers’ money as officers continue searching through Kendall bushland on Friday.
About 50 specialised officers marched into the scrub about 8am on Thursday, joined by SES and Rural Fire Service members.
“The police are wasting good taxpayers’ money and their time, they’re never going to find William — I just know in my heart he’s dead,” she told The Daily Telegraph.
His grandmother is adamant William was taken from them, a thought shared by the boy’s father.
“I know exactly what’s happened, someone’s taken him and done something to him. Brendan (William’s father) says it, too, he believes William’s gone,” she said.
William disappeared on the New South Wales mid-north coast in 2014.
He was playing in the yard of his grandmother’s home, aged three, when he vanished on September 12.
Hundreds of locals and emergency services workers spent 10 days looking for him in the rural township, forests, creeks and paddocks believing William was lost and not the possible victim of a crime.
However no trace of William was found.
Ms Collins also revealed her family were not informed of the search for fresh evidence.
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On Wednesday, a child’s toy was among the foreign objects removed and catalogued in the search, though it is not yet believed to be relevant to the investigation.
The objects will join the already massive bank of evidence amassed for the case – including 15,000 pieces of information and hundreds of persons of interest.
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin refused to rule out the investigation would become a coronial inquest but informed reporters in Kendall there were many leads for police to exhaust before then.