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Shock celebrity connection: William Tyrrell is the nephew of 5SOS star Michael Clifford

The missing toddler is reportedly related to Australian heartthrob Michael Clifford, a member of the band, 5 Seconds of Summer.

By Lorna Gray
A shock new celebrity connection to missing toddler William Tyrrell has emerged since his biological parents were officially named due to a landmark court decision. William's biological mother is Karlie Tyrrell and his biological father is called Brendan.
Daily Mail Australia reports since the court ruling, it can now be revealed that 5 Seconds Of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford, 21, is William's uncle.
Michael and William's biological father Brendan, 36, share the same father - Daryl Clifford.

Daily Mail Australia notes the Clifford family have only had minor involvement in William's life and it's understood William's father has battled drug and alcohol problems and has also served time in prison.
5 Seconds of Summer are one of Australia's hottest exports, selling out arenas all over the world.
It really is an astonishing connection to Australia's most famous missing boy. The connection was only made after the court ruling.
William was taken into foster care when he was nine months old and was in his foster grandmother's home in Kendall, New South Wales when he vanished.
Statutory restrictions previously prevented the fact he was in foster care from becoming public knowledge but a Supreme Judge has now deemed this information to be "legitimate public interest".
William Tyrrell's biological mother, Karlie.
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William was therefore in the parental responsibility of the NSW Minister for the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) when he went missing.
It's been almost three years since the toddler vanished and heartbreakingly, Supreme Court of NSW judge Justice Brereton is also quoted as noting "the tragic probability that (William) is no longer alive".
The three-year-old toddler vanished while wearing his Spiderman suit on the morning of September 12, 2014, and police are still searching for answers as to what happened.
Strike Force Rosann has been charged with solving the case since 2014 and the NSW government put up an unprecedented $1 million reward for information that leads to this recovery.
William would have turned six years old in June.
The facts about missing toddler William Tyrrell
When was William last seen?
William disappeared from his grandmother's home in Benaroon Drive, Kendall, on the NSW Mid North Coast at 10:30am on September 12.
Police believe the toddler disappeared in a five-minute window while playing alongside his sister in his grandmother's yard.
What does he look like?
William has been described as being of Caucasian appearance with dark hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a Spider Man suit.
What is being done to find William?
An initial bushland search for William, which included police and dozens of volunteers, failed to find the boy. Since September 2014 Strike Force Rosann has been formed to investigate the disappearance and while some persons of interest have been named there have been no arrests made.