ActivePaper Archive Foster parents charged in Tyrrell investigation twist - The West Australian , 11/18/2021

Foster parents charged in Tyrrell investigation twist


The foster parents of missing three-year-old William Tyrrell have been charged over the unrelated alleged assault of a child. The bombshell news came as forensic officers continued to dig up a yard at the home where William went missing in 2014 and seized a car believed to be linked to the boy’s foster family for testing.

The foster parents are set to fight the charges and are expected to claim the girl may have fallen from a horse.

Police have said they are refocusing the Tyrrell task force on the 56-year-old foster mother as a person of interest but the charges are not related to that investigation. They are still working on a theory that William may have plunged to his death from a balcony.