Missing four-year-old Cleo Smith found in Carnarvon’s house in Perth

Four-year-old Cleo Smith, who had been missing for more than two weeks, has been reunited with her parents after a team of police officers discovered the child inside a locked house in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Western Australian police have confirmed they have found four-year-old girl Cleo Smith inside a locked home in the early house Wednesday morning after disappearing for 17 days.

A team of officers broke into a Carnarvon home around 6 p.m. 01.00, where they found Cleo in one of the rooms.

Cleo was picked up by one of the police and asked what her name was.

She replied, “My name is Cleo.”

Deputy Police Commissioner Col Blanch confirmed that Cleo was reunited with his parents “shortly afterwards”.

“This is the result we all hoped and asked for,” he said.

“That’s the result we’ve got because of some incredible police work.”

“I would like to thank Cleo’s parents, the Western Australian community and the many volunteers.

“And of course I would like to thank my colleagues in the Western Australian Police Force.”

He revealed that a 36-year-old Carnarvon man has been arrested and is currently being questioned by detectives.

A press conference will be held later Wednesday morning where the police will provide more information.

Cleo was vacationing with her family at the secluded Blowholes campground in Macleod, north of Carnarvon, when she disappeared in the early hours of Saturday, October 16th.

The family last saw the four-year-old in the tent around noon. 01.30 when she asked for some water but when they woke up at. 06:00, Cleo was nowhere to be seen.

Early in the search, police released a picture of a sleeping bag and a onesie similar to the one Cleo was last seen sleeping in.

On the fifth day of the search, police confirmed that the zipper had been zipped up so high that the four-year-old could not have opened it himself.

WA police believe Cleo was abducted and the state government is offering a $ 1 million reward for information that results in finding her or leading to the arrest of one or more people involved in her suspicious disappearance.

Cleo’s mother Ellie Smith and stepfather Jake Gliddon said every day was harder in the search for their daughter.

Ten days after her disappearance, the couple said they were sure Cleo was abducted and is no longer near the Blowholes campground.

“Whoever’s watching, if the person watching this has Cleo, we want her home,” Ellie told Seven’s Flashpoint as tears rolled down her eyes.

“We want her to be home with our baby. We want her back in our arms.”

On Tuesday, police searched two trucks full of garbage as they promised to leave “no stone unturned”.

“As part of the investigation, officers collected more than 50 cubic meters of debris from roadside bins as far north as Minilya to as far south as Geraldton,” a police statement said Monday.

“The waste was packed into two trucks and transported to Perth, where four forensic technicians and 20 officers spent two days sorting through hundreds of bags in an attempt to find items that could aid in the investigation.

It is not known if police discovered a trail that went through the trash.


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