Tyrrell case: ‘Never felt right from day one’
TONY Jones, a person of interest in one of Australia's most enduring mysteries, has screamed his alibi on camera after being confronted by a reporter.
Police have questioned Mr Jones a number of times as part of their ongoing investigation into the disappearance of William Tyrell, who vanished from his foster grandmother's house in Kendall, NSW when he was three years old. No one has been charged over the disappearance.
On tonight's episode of A Current Affair, things became heated between Mr Jones and reporter Steve Marshall when he was continuously asked about his movements on the day William disappeared.
"Were you in Kendall that day?" Marshall asked him.
"Piss off idiot, I wasn't even questioned on it ... Go away, I was not!" Mr Jones replied.
"Where I was on the day he disappeared was with my next door neighbour, getting her hot water system, you got your answers? Look I answered your questions mate, go away," he yelled.
When Mr Jones said he "arrived home at lunchtime drunk", the A Current Affair reporter asked him how he'd be able to confirm his alibi if he was drunk.
"I just told you where I was, fool!" he yelled back.
Mr Jones was living 20 minutes away from Kendall in a town called Wauchope when William disappeared on September 12, 2014.
Police have followed a number of leads but have never charged anyone over William's disappearance.
Mr Jones was living with a relative Katrina at the time, who also appeared on A Current Affair to speak about how they are now estranged.
Katrina said she had never heard of Mr Jones helping out a neighbour on the day of William's disappearance.
Questions have also been raised about a white car belonging to the Jones' family that was previously seized by police for forensic examination.
Mr Jones denied ever using the Toyota car, claiming it was his ex-wife's who never let him drive it.
Katrina said Mr Jones used his ex-wife's car but "with her knowledge? Definitely no".
It's been almost four years since William's disappearance, something Katrina has never felt good about.
"I've never felt right about it from day one," Katrina said.
Katrina said the connections between Mr Jones and a number of other people of interest, such as Bill Spedding, is "insane".
"The connections are just insane, they are almost inexplicable to how they've come about," she said.
Katrina ended with a message for Mr Jones, her estranged relative.
"I'm not accusing anyone of anything but if anything is known, no matter how little it is, for God's sake speak up. It's been nearly four years. Don't let that little boy leave his mum and dad for any longer. The kid deserves to be home," she ended.
The NSW government has offered a $1 million reward for any information that will lead to the recovery of William.
Anybody with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.