A team of police divers have returned to the home of William Tyrell’s foster grandmother to inspect a rainwater tank.
A group of detectives left the main search area – 700 meters from the home of William’s late foster grandmother in Kendall on the central-north coast of NSW – at around 1.30 a.m. on Wednesday.
After this, he inspected the water tank of the house of Banaroon Drive with a camera. The tank is located directly under the property’s five meter high verandah.
Police dive squad members fitted a GoPro-style camera to a pole in the tank to film what happened inside.
Police divers are pictured at the home of William Tyrell’s foster grandmother after returning to inspect a rainwater tank
William Tyrell (pictured) disappeared from his foster grandmother’s home in Kendall on the central north coast of NSW in 2014, prompting a permanent police investigation
His foster grandmother’s home (pictured) where William is said to have been playing outside before he disappeared
Dog Constable ‘Wags’ completed a search of a new area near Cobb & Co Road in Kendall on Tuesday as they search for clues to William’s disappearance.
Forensic officers and detectives use their hands to sift through the excavation machine
They are now assessing the footage.
Last week, police revealed they were investigating whether William died after falling from the balcony of his home.
While most of the workforce is still combing through vast areas of bushes at the main search site on Batter Creek Road, a handful of officers were seen connecting a hose to the tank.
It is not clear whether the tank was flooded in the initial search for William after his disappearance on September 12, 2014, seven years ago.
The house once owned by the boy’s foster grandmother now belongs to a very private individual who has nothing to do with the family affair.
The back porch of the house (pictured) has a five-metre drop to the ground – recently inspected by police
The new owner of the house is in hiding as police teams search the house and the surrounding land
She was under no legal obligation to tell the new owner about the home’s recent history, and her identity, like William’s foster parents, was suppressed.
Last Monday, dozens of officers descended on the new owner’s home and told him they were investigating whether William’s remains might be on or near the property.
The home’s new owner – whom Daily Mail Australia chose not to name – found himself doing his job at the mercy of detectives, for a second time after moving into their quiet, peaceful dead-end road behind Kendall .
A local man who has lived in the city all his life said, ‘I feel really, really sympathetic to him. ‘I’m really sorry for that.’
A police forensic pathologist instructs an excavation team on Monday as they meticulously search the grounds (pictured)
He has spent the last eight days only with the company of his pet Rottweiler, occasionally going out to run errands.
The man has tried to keep a low profile As reporters are in front and on target of the police, hunting their property in search of clues.
For evidence a specially trained carcass dog was brought under her house, her garden bed has been dug up and concrete slabs kept in the garage of the house are examined by the Australian Federal Police using Ground Penetrating Scanners. was done.
Dozens of cops have descended on the home over the past few weeks to search for new clues in the missing (pictured)
Specially trained dogs (pictured on Monday) were brought in to aid in the search.
AFP’s Forensic Imagery and Geometrics team looked for any abnormalities under the slab by bouncing an image off the machine’s radar.
He, like his neighbors and the wider community, is said to be hopeful that the discovery will yield a different result than in the past.
A neighbor said, ‘This is the worst thing that has ever happened to us.’ ‘We all want William to be found and if that happens, let him rest.’
But this renewed discovery has other edges. This isn’t the first time they’ve heard whispers of success in the case, and many are wary of getting their hopes up again.
Police revealed that new information had them taking Kendall back, and that three excavation sites specifically identified as potential secret burial sites have become the focus of their efforts.
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