‘If William were home’. The distraught parents of missing toddler William Tyrrell have released a letter to their son ahead of his birthday.

Little William Tyrrell has not been seen since he vanished from the front yard of his grandmother’s home in Kendall, on NSW’s mid-north coast, on September 12 last year.

William’s parents released the statement detailing their plans for the youngster’s birthday on Friday had he still been with them.

“If William were home, he would be beside himself with excitement and making a long list of presents he would like which would definitely include toys like superhero action figures and dress-ups,” the letter begins. “If William were home, he’d be making plans to celebrate his special day and a party would most definitely be on his agenda.”

“He would order his favourite dishes, pasta and garlic bread followed by a bowl of gelato and profiteroles and then he’d entertain his family by sucking on lemons and pulling his ‘lemon suck face’ to have them all in stitches.”

“Because William is not at home, his family will each write on his birthday card their special message to tell him how much they love and miss him desperately and how much they want him to come home to where he belongs.”
William’s parents, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are not suspects in their son’s disappearance.

Anyone with information into the little boy’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Callers can remain anonymous and all information is treated with the strictest confidence.