From those first horrific moments when we’d realised that William was missing, a sense of unimaginable panic and fear has gripped our hearts. On that terrible day we called for him – William. William where are you? Where are you William? We called the police – our boy is missing. We ran from house-to-house searching for our precious boy. We ran up and down Benaroon Drive, sobbing, frantically calling his name and knocking on doors. Have you seen William? Have you seen a little boy in a Spiderman suit? Our panic and fear was palpable. We had to find William.
Soon neighbours heard our cries and came to help us search. Police, emergency services and the SES came to search. Children, teenagers on bikes and mothers pushing prams came to help search. The town of Kendall all came to help search for our precious little boy. We searched everywhere. We searched in drains. We searched in bush – bush so rugged and so overcome with lantana that it seemed impossible for William to have ventured there; but we searched there anyway trying to find our boy. We searched under houses, in sheds, in garages. We searched along bush tracks, anywhere that William might have wandered. We called his name – William. No one could stop us searching for our boy. We had to find him. From first light and well into the night we searched. That first dark day became the second, and the second became the third – Every day our search continued – a family and a community united, searching for William in any possible place that he might have wandered off to.
It’s now been 2127 heartbreaking days since those first dark moments, days and weeks of absolute terror, but we have never given up the search for our precious little boy. We will never give up the search to find William and bring him home.
If you have any information relating to his disappearance, please contact Crime Stoppers now on 1800 333 000 or visit the Crime Stoppers online reporting page nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.