Person of interest unable to provide alibi in William Tyrrell investigation
A person of interest in the police investigation into the disappearance of William Tyrrell has no-one to vouch for his whereabouts on the day the boy went missing.
Frank Abbott, who is currently in jail over the sexual assault of three children, was reportedly living in a caravan about 12km from the NSW town of Kendall where William disappeared seven years ago, according to a new media investigation that aired at the weekend.
Sunday’s 7 NEWS report The Disappearance of William Tyrrell revealed Mr Abbott was questioned by police about his movements on the day the boy vanished.
Mr Abbott was reportedly unable to provide an alibi, though he denies any involvement in the case.
Police have no firm suspect and no charges have been laid in the case.
There is no suggestion that Mr Abbott is involved in William Tyrrell’s disappearance, only that police asked for his assistance.
William Tyrrell was three-years-old when he vanished from the front yard of his foster grandmother’s house on the morning of September 12, 2017, dressed in a Spider-Man suit.
A NSW Coroners Court in October wrapped up an inquest into the suspected abduction and death, but the results have been delayed due to the pandemic.
Sunday’s program reported that Mr Abbott attended the coronial inquiry from jail every day via Zoom before coronavirus disrupted the hearing.
NSW Police on Monday said they had nothing new to add in the wake of Sunday night’s program.
“The matter is subject to a coronial inquest and an ongoing investigation,” a police spokesman said.
Earlier this month, police said “new information” had come to light as strike force detectives revisited the location where William was last seen.
Originally published as Person of interest unable to provide alibi in William Tyrrell investigation
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