William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

Detectives searching for William Tyrrell’s remains are using a specialist cadaver dog, a young cocker spaniel named Wags, to determine which sites to examine in their quest to solve the seven-year mystery.

The black and white spotted dog arrived at the scene, just 700m from William’s late foster grandmother’s home in Kendall on the NSW mid north coast, shortly after midday on Monday and was immediately put to work.

She ran through the bushland next to where police were meticulously raking as she tried to pick up on a scent.

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

Police cadaver dog Wags could be a key factor in solving the seven-year saga over missing William Tyrrell

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

Detectives searching for William Tyrrell’s remains have brought in a specialist cadaver dog, a young cocker spaniel named Wags, to help crack the case

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

Cadaver dog Wags ran through the bushland next to where police were meticulously raking as she tried to pick up on a scent

It is understood Wags has been busy exploring and scouting potential dig sites across a large area, working in 15 minute intervals with handlers to identify specific new areas for digging.

One of the sites scoured on Wednesday was the former riding school for the disabled where the little boy’s foster mother drove to on the morning he vanished.

Six days after William disappeared on September 12, 2014, his foster mother re-traced her steps with a detective at the bottom of the hill at the home in Kendall, on the NSW mid north coast, where the three-year-old was last seen.

She told police she drove down Batar Creek Road looking for William and stopped at the riding school to let a car behind her pass, taking a moment to make sure he wasn’t nearby.

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

Fabric found at Kendall dig sites was being compared to images of William’s Spider-Man suit, but police have not confirmed any DNA links

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

It is understood Wags was been busy exploring and scouting potential dig sites across a large area, working in 15 minute intervals with handlers to identify specific new areas of significance

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

One of the sites scoured on Wednesday was the former riding school for the disabled where the little boy’s foster mother drove to on the morning he vanished

Police were investigating whether she ‘threw an item out of the window’ at that time.

On Tuesday body-finding expert, Professor Jon Olley, directed officers across the street from the previous search zone at Batar Creek Road.

Police shooed reporters away from the dig site as they appeared to locate a heavy object buried at the site.

Deputy Commissioner Karen Webb, who was named as the next police commissioner on Wednesday, said on Tuesday she’s confident there will be a result but it will take time.

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

‘That’s a four year old child unaccounted for,’ Ms Webb told Sydney radio 2GB on Thursday.

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

Deputy Commissioner Karen Webb, who was named as the next police commissioner on Wednesday, says she’s confident there will be a result but it will take time

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

‘We’ve got our best detectives [at Kendall].

‘We’ve had resources up there yesterday – police divers up there (looking at) septic tanks and water tanks.’

Wags’ trainer said she’s still young, full of energy and ‘spritely’ after watching as she ran between the trees and dodged puddles and a creek in the rain.

On Monday, she spent about 15 minutes in the trees just one street back from the area where William was last seen on September 12, 2014 before returning to her trainer and two other detectives trailing behind her.

Within minutes of Wags returning to the wagon, police wrapped up at the official dig site where they’ve spent the last eight days and moved into the newly cleared bush.

Appearing to follow Wags’ lead, the detectives began searching the area for clues, eventually returning to base to wrap up the search as rain fell.  

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

, William Tyrrell detectives bring Wags the cocker spaniel in to help crack the seven-year case, The Today News USA

Wags’ trainer said she’s still young, full of energy and ‘spritely’ after watching as she ran between the trees and dodged puddles and a creek in the rain

Despite heavy rain on Monday, police found three separate items of interest in the drenched soil.

Evidence markers ‘H’, ‘I’ and ‘J’ were placed at Area 1 of the three-pronged search, marking the eighth, ninth and tenth items taken for further forensic testing.

Daily Mail Australia understands the items were unusual and ‘not supposed to be there’.

Officers dug up pieces of fabric and compared them to a laminated picture of the Spiderman suit William was wearing when he disappeared for a week. 

Shortly before the team broke for lunch on Monday, one officer dug up a piece of torn cloth covered in mud.

The frayed fabric appeared similar to a hessian bag police pulled from the same area on Saturday.

Incoming NSW police Commissioner Karen Webb said on Thursday there had been no DNA link established to William despite hopes it would be.