It was found in Yarra Junction, city 55 km from Melbourne, the body of the 14-year-old autistic William Wall, disappeared on Tuesday evening. William’s death was not treated as suspicious and the police prepared a report for the coroner. “The police would like to thank the media and all those who collaborated in the research,” the police wrote in a press release. The operations to find him started almost immediately and more than 100 agents with means for research by air and land.
The little boy was last seen by the family just before his afternoon walk. He had told his parents that he would be away for fifteen minutes, as usual, but he had never returned home. Photos of the minor were disseminated to facilitate searches and reports, then the discovery of the body. Police did not explain why the teenager’s death was not treated as suspicious. At the time of his disappearance, it was speculated that he might be disoriented and hungry, but not far from his parents’ home.
The family was called to the site of the discovery for the recognition of the body and thanked the civilians for trying to collaborate in the search despite the restrictions for Covid-19. The operations with the help of the residents, in fact, had a maximum time of two hours after which the citizens had to leave the scene to return home. Despite the restrictions imposed by the authorities, however, the community has written to the police to send out numerous offers of help. William’s father was one of the most active in search operations and spent days on the ground alongside the police.
William’s disappearance comes three months after the discovery of autistic teenager William Callaghan with a happy ending. The boy had gone away from his family on a picnic and spent two nights alone before being found safe and sound.