William Tyrrell’s foster parents have left Sydney for the Mid North Coast, as police spent a 19th straight day searching for the missing boy’s remains.
The couple has spent this week in the quiet town of Crescent Head, spotted out and about strolling along the coastline.
Their trip north comes a fortnight after the foster mother was identified as the lone person of interest in the toddler’s 2014 disappearance.
No charges have been laid as police investigate a new theory William fell from the balcony of a Kendall home before his body was moved.
9News asked the woman about this line of inquiry, but she declined to answer any questions.
Just an hour south of Crescent Head at Kendall, dozens of officers have spent a 19th day searching bushland for the child’s remains or any traces of the two-piece Spider-Man suit he’s believed to have been wearing when he vanished.
Persistent rain has added complications to the operation. A fresh team of riot squad officers will be subbed in tomorrow, while senior detectives refuse to take a break.
Police Commissioner Mick Fuller today commended the team for their tireless work over almost three weeks.
“They’ve found material and other exhibits of interest but obviously they have to be analysed and DNA tested. Because of some of the quality or state of these exhibits, it just does take time,” he said.
Mr Fuller said he hoped the case could be solved before he retired at the end of January.