‘It’s all getting sorted out’: Witness set to give evidence to inquest into the disappearance of William Tyrrell breaks his silence
- Widower Paul Savage lived near the home that William Tyrrell disappeared from
- He’s been called to give evidence at te inquest into the little boy’s disappearance
- Mr Savage spoke to A Current Affair ahead of his appearance at the inquest
- There is no suggestion he is a suspect, person of interest or has done wrong
A witness called to give evidence at the inquest into the death of William Tyrrell has spoken to A Current Affair.
Widower Paul Savage lived near the home that William disappeared from more than four years ago.
A reporter for the program asked Mr Savage why he had been called to give evidence at the inquest into William’s disappearance.
William disappeared on September 12, 2014, while he was at his foster grandmother’s home in Kendall, south of Port Macquarie in New South Wales
Widower Paul Savage lived near the home that William disappeared from more than four years ago
‘It’s getting sorted out,’ Mr Savage replied.
Mr Savage is not a suspect or person of interest and there is no suggestion he has done anything wrong.
William disappeared on September 12, 2014, while he was at his foster grandmother’s home in Kendall, south of Port Macquarie in New South Wales.
A directions hearing was held at Glebe Coroners Court in Sydney in December, ahead of the inquest into the three-year-old’s disappearance and suspected death.
The inquest will begin with a week-long hearing in Sydney in March 2019 before resuming in August.
Counsel assisting the coroner, Gerard Craddock SC, told the court it wasn’t possible to conclude William was dead.
‘The police investigation into his disappearance is ongoing and police are following active leads at present,’ Mr Craddock said.
He said William was in foster care and it was that, combined with the circumstances of his disappearance, that meant there was jurisdiction to hold an inquest.
Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame also told the court William could be alive.
‘It isn’t presently possible to conclude that he is dead. [The inquest] will seek to determine if he is alive or dead,’ Ms Grahame said, according to Fairfax.
William’s foster parents, who attended the hearing, made no comment as they left the court.