17 No trace of little Cleo Smith for long days. A four-year-old boy has gone missing from a camp in Western Australia. Subsequently the search for the child took place on an intense and large scale. Until now.
On Wednesday (local time) authorities announced that Cleo had been found! The little girl was rescued alive in a house. Colonel Blanche, the police commissioner in charge, said: “A police officer found the girl in a room in the building and asked for her name. It replied ‘Cleo’. One person has also been remanded in custody and is currently being investigated by investigating officers.
700,000 francs reward exposed
The fate of the child provoked great sympathy in the country. The Western Australian state government has awarded a reward of up to A $ 1 million (approximately 700,000 francs) for tips on how to find a woman. On Sunday, police thanked the public for their support on social media. So far, 200 reports have been received that the child may have been seen, and a large amount of video content has been uploaded from surveillance cameras. “Everything helps. This may be the key to solving this puzzle.”
The four-year-old has been missing since Oct. 16. He was with his mother, his partner and his little sister at a camp on the beach near McLeod, 900 kilometers north of the regional capital, Perth. According to the mother, they noticed the blonde girl and her sleeping bag disappearing from one of the two rooms of the family tent at around 6am. There his daughter slept next to his little sister. The tent zipper was opened to a height that the four-year-old child could not reach himself. After that, there was no trace of the child.
Parents who miss their daughter: “Zipper was open, Cleo is gone”(01:30)
Among other things, about 20 sex offenders were interviewed
Police searched the well-used and spacious camp at the time and interviewed a large number of guests. Helicopters, drones and boats were also used. A special committee of about 100 officers was formed. Police have insisted that the girl’s father, significant person or biological father, who lived near Perth, were not considered suspects. Investigators also investigated about 20 sex offenders known to police in the area. Investigators also searched the car that left the camp the night of the disappearance.
Chief Commissioner Wilde criticized the mother and partner for being hostile to some users on social media. “You had to endure the most horrible behavior and comments on the internet.” So he wanted to make it clear that they always helped the police search. Mom said the last few days have been very bad. “Everyone is asking what we want. The only thing we need is for our little girl to come home.” (SDA)