The four-year-old Australian girl who just vanished from her family’s tent at a campsite near the town of Carnarvon on Saturday, October 16 was found by police in a locked house in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Cleo Smith’s sudden disappearance sparked a massive search throughout the whole country as law enforcement agencies launched a full investigation into finding the little girl. A reward of more than £540,000 was also offered to anyone with information that led to Cleo’s discovery.
According to Western Australia Police, the girl was found when officers reacted to forensic clues that Cleo might be at a house in the area. In a statement, Deputy Commissioner Col Blanch confirmed that after police officers entered the house “they found little Cleo in one of the rooms”, ITV reports.
Watch the moment four-year-old Cleo Smith was found by police after she was missing for more than two weeks and told she was being “taken to see mummy and daddy”
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In the meantime, a 36-year-old man was arrested and is being questioned by detectives. Authorities also confirmed that the suspect has no connection to the Smith family, BBC reported.
Cleo’s mother Ellie Smith said in an Instagram post that,” Our family is whole again,” Ms Smith wrote along with a love heart emoji.
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