“A search is being conducted in the Kendall area in relation to the ongoing investigation,” a NSW Police spokeswoman said on Wednesday night.
“No further information is available at this time.”
News.com.au understands it is in relation to an order made by Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame who is overseeing an ongoing inquest into the young boy’s disappearance, due to resume in Taree next month.
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William was aged three years and three months when he vanished without a trace from the backyard of his foster grandmother’s house in Kendall on the NSW mid north coast in September 2014.
Police, sniffer dogs and SES personnel last scoured bushland near Kendall in August.
They searched a sawmill where a person of interest in the case lived when William vanished.
Before that, a large-scale search of bushland in June 2018 found no signs of the missing boy, cementing the view of detectives that William was almost certainly abducted.
That search almost two years ago was designed to rule out William dying in a case of misadventure.
Herons Creek is reportedly among the areas being searched this time.