Telling clues indicate that little Cleo (4) could be in a different STATE after disappearing from her family’s campsite four days ago
- WA police appeal nationwide for information about Cleo Smith’s disappearance
- Police inspector not ruling out four-year-old ‘has left the area’
- NSW and Victoria Police Departments Shared WA’s Missing Persons Mail for Cleo
- A number of theories are being explored about Cleo .’s mysterious disappearance
Theories about four-year-old Cleo Smith’s disappearance from a remote campground now include the possibility that she may have been moved from one state to another.
Western Australian police launched a national appeal for information about the child’s disappearance around 1:30 a.m. Saturday after Cleo went missing from the family’s shared tent at Blowholes campsite, north of Carnarvon, in Western Australia.
NSW and Victoria Police also shared Cleo’s images on missing persons pages.
On Tuesday morning, WA Police Inspector Jon Munday told reporters: “We cannot rule out the possibility that Cleo is still in the area, we cannot rule out that she has left the area and if she has left the area, that is probably us.” worst case scenario, because that really paints a sinister picture of what happened.”
The Western Australian Police had now launched a national appeal for information on the disappearance of four-year-old Cleo Smith from a remote WA campground
“One of the scenarios is that Cleo was taken and removed from the area,” Police Inspector Jon Munday told media on Tuesday.
Drone view of the scene at the Blowholes Campsite, north of Carnarvon, released by WA Police. The search for Cleo was halted due to bad weather approaching the region on Tuesday morning – but will hopefully resume later today
Earlier, Inspector Munday told Sunrise that the police were seeking information from everyone across Australia.
“We can’t take anything off the table,” he said.
“One of the scenarios is that Cleo was taken and removed from the area.
“Look, we’ve been on the road for three days now, she could potentially be anywhere.
“We are enlisting the help of the public everywhere. We would like to spread this message nationwide to everyone.’
NSW Police shared the WA Police post on Cleo with their own message: ‘Watch out for four-year-old Cleo Smith who is missing from Western Australia.’
Victoria Police also shared the post, writing: ‘Have you seen four-year-old Cleo Smith?’
There are mounting concerns for the little girl’s safety as the search entered its fourth day, with close friends of the family warning that “she would not have gone astray.”
There are mounting concerns for the little girl’s safety as the search enters its fourth day, with close friends of the family warning that ‘she would not have gone astray’
Cleo pictured with her mother Ellie and her partner, Jake Gliddon
The four-year-old was last seen by her mother Ellie Smith in bright pink pajamas. Mrs Smith and her partner Jake Gliddon had an ‘interaction’ with the youngster in the middle of the night, but she was nowhere to be seen when they woke up at 6:30 am and her grey-red sleeping bag was also missing.
The search for Cleo was halted due to bad weather approaching the region on Tuesday morning, but will hopefully resume later today.
Extensive sea, land and air searches had been conducted in the days since her disappearance, but conditions had deteriorated rapidly overnight.
A strong cold front, heavy winds and rain have led to treacherous search conditions for volunteers – including local indigenous bush trackers who assisted in the search.
Police have not ruled out the possibility that Cleo was kidnapped, with officers stopping cars and caravans to search the vehicles.
It calls on anyone who was in the area from Friday through Sunday to try and remember if they saw anything out of the ordinary.
Detectives from the Homicide Department have also been called in to search the area.
Locals have been told to check trash cans and roadsides for a gray and red sleeping bag that Cleo was using when she went missing.
Anyone with information is requested to contact police immediately at 131 444.