LITTLE SPIDERMAN: William Tyrrell has been missing since September 12, 2014
LITTLE SPIDERMAN: William Tyrrell has been missing since September 12, 2014 Contributed

Help find missing loved ones

THE launch of Missing Persons Week has renewed calls for information into the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell.

Next month - on September 12 - marks two years since William went missing.

The four-year-old has become etched in the Australian psyche as the little boy in the Spiderman suit who vanished without a trace from his grandmother's Kendall home.

Australia's leading child advocacy protection group Bravehearts is part of the campaign to find William.

It said the theme of 2016 Missing Persons Week - which runs until Saturday - was to encourage people to stay connected and remember that every missing person leaves behind frayed edges.

The campaign has also renewed information into the disappearance of Scott Andrew Brown who was last seen in Coffs Harbour on January 18, 2008.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 170cm tall, slim build, with brown hair and grey eyes.

His disappearance has been investigated by Coffs Harbour detectives.

NSW Police assistant commissioner Peter Barrie said the 2016 campaign reminded people of the importance of staying connected with family and friends to enhance support networks.

"The effect of missing persons on the whole community, families and friends, and of course the missing persons themselves, can be both profound and multi-faceted," he said.

"For parents, family and friends, not knowing what has happened to a loved one has a profound impact.

"Those questions-where are they, are they safe, do they need me can remain unanswered for weeks, months and, sadly years."

If you have any information about a missing person contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

You can view profiles of missing persons on the national register at missingpersons.gov.au.


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