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Australia Vigil to be held for missing WA girl Cleo Smith

09:05  24 october  2021
09:05  24 october  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

The crucial details revealed by Cleo Smith's mum in first TV intreview

  The crucial details revealed by Cleo Smith's mum in first TV intreview Police are now focusing on a 'worst case scenario' that little Cleo Smith, 4, was abducted from the Blowholes campsite in remote Western Australia, after disappearing from her family's tent.Ellie Smith and her partner, Jake Gliddon fronted the media for the first time on Tuesday as the fourth day of the search for little Cleo came to a close.

Tiny Cleo Smith 's disappearance is now being treated as a likely abduction. It comes one week after she disappeared from the tent she shared with family. Police believe some Blowholes campers have failed to assist investigations. Body language expert David Stephens from Critical Insights said the couple appeared to be trying to keep it together during the interview. He said the gesture, tone of voice and facial expressions seen during the interview indicated truth-telling while mirroring the couple's sadness and distress.

Cleo Smith 's devastated parents keep gut wrenching vigil at the campsite where the four-year-old Cleo 's parents remain at north-west WA blowhole, which is closed to the public He says the monster who likely abducted Cleo Smith would appear 'very normal'

Members of a Western Australia coastal town will gather tonight at a vigil for missing four-year-old local girl Cleo Smith.

Cleo was reported missing at 1.30am last Saturday during a camping trip with her family at Blowholes Campground in Carnarvon, about 900km north of Perth.

She has not been seen since, with police fearing she may have been abducted.

READ MORE: Locals ramp up their efforts in search for missing WA girl Cleo Smith

The WA government is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information that leads to the location of four-year-old Western Australian girl Cleo Smith. © 9News The WA government is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information that leads to the location of four-year-old Western Australian girl Cleo Smith.

"There will be a message book for Cleo and her family, this is an opportunity to leave a message of love and support if you feel led," a message on The Church of Christ Carnarvon's Facebook page read.

Cleo Smith disappeared from her family's campsite nearly a week ago — here's what we know so far

  Cleo Smith disappeared from her family's campsite nearly a week ago — here's what we know so far It's been nearly a week since Cleo Smith vanished from her family's tent at the Blowholes, north of Carnarvon. Amidst all the information they have been able to gather to date, police remain baffled.The desperate search for the missing girl has now entered its sixth day, as police continue to painstakingly search the campsite near where she was last seen.

that missing four-year-old Cleo Smith , who disappeared from a WA campsite on Saturday, was taken. Police say they remain very concerned about Cleo Smith 's whereabouts. The four-year-old girl 's Commissioner Dawson said they continued to be very concerned for the girl 's whereabouts. Candelight vigil held at church. Carnavon Shire President Eddie Smith said the community was

A police search for missing Western Australian girl Cleo Smith is being bolstered by members of the Carnarvon community. Blowholes Campground caretaker Brett Kilgallon was one of the first people to try and find the four-year-old, after she went missing at 1.30 am last Saturday. "Find my little girl ." Church of Christ Carnarvon pastor Brenden Law-Davis said the mood in the community was "somber". "People are in shock obviously and people are hurting for this family," Mr Law-Davis said. A candlelight vigil will be held tomorrow in Carnarvon, as everyone in the community tries to keep their spirits high.

"Cleo's book will then be shared with her family."

The land search for the missing child was scaled back this weekend after almost a week.

Forensic police have shifted their attention towards Cleo's family home.

Police also took photographs of the front fence and play equipment behind it.

Police say the focus is not on the family, rather they are looking at the possibility of someone stalking Cleo in the days before she vanished.

It is usual practice to examine all possible avenues in cases like this.

Detectives are now casting their net wide, appealing for dashcam and security footage within a 1000-kilometre radius of the Blowholes campsite.


Video: Search for missing WA girl continues (9News.com.au)

Police are specifically looking for video taken between 6pm last Friday and 6pm on Sunday, with a particular interest in motels, service stations, children's clothing stores, pharmacies and camping stores.

Community rallies as the search for WA girl Cleo Smith continues

  Community rallies as the search for WA girl Cleo Smith continues The daycare facilitator of Western Australian girl Cleo Smith is driving town-to-town handing out flyers in an effort to find her. Melissa Gibbings said the situation is "just terrible", as police and locals work to find the missing child."How could someone take someone else's child?" Ms Gibbings said.READ MORE: Land search scaled back for missing WA girl Cleo Smith"She's a dear little thing; friendly, happy, gorgeous little girl, full of life."While the week-long land search only finished yesterday, it has been revealed those searching for the girl in the sky feared the worst on day one.

Cleo Smith ’s mother Ellie Smith and her partner Jake Gliddon. Photograph: James Carmody/AAP. Both Smith and Gliddon were unaware until morning, when they woke to find Cleo ’s blow-up mattress bare and the tent entrance almost completely open. The zipper was pulled up beyond the reach of a small child. Sources in Carnarvon say Smith and Gliddon have not left the campground since their daughter disappeared and have moved their vigil to nearby shacks. The Blowholes campsite north of Carnarvon. Photograph: WA Police.

search efforts for missing four-year-old girl Cleo Smith near Carnarvon in Western Australia . WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said officers were conducting an extensive search that Commissioner Dawson said they continued to be very concerned for the girl 's whereabouts. Candelight vigil held at church. Carnavon Shire President Eddie Smith said the community was

They are now focused on searching for a possible kidnapper.

Police have contacted countless businesses for CCTV and a WA Police community announcement is dominating radio airwaves. There is also now a $1 million reward for information leading to Cleo's recovery.

A police search for Cleo Smith is being bolstered by members of the Carnarvon community.

Ellie Smith and Jake Gliddon. © 9News Ellie Smith and Jake Gliddon.

Blowholes Campground caretaker Brett Kilgallon was one of the first people to try and find the four-year-old.

Mr Kilgallon is one of the many people who have been tirelessly searching for the girl ever since.

"I actually thought I would have found her," Mr Kilgallon said.

"I went down the beaches, I took the bike along there."Mr Kilgallon said campers initially assumed Cleo was simply lost.

Police reinforced on Friday the missing child's parents aren't suspects as they search the family's home for clues about potential stalkers.

"They're doing it really tough," Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde told radio station 6PR.

Cleo's mother, Ellie Smith, posted another plea for information to social media on Friday.

"Any information big or small," she said. "Find my little girl."

Church of Christ Carnarvon pastor Brenden Law-Davis said the mood in the community was "somber".

"People are in shock obviously and people are hurting for this family," Mr Law-Davis said.

Scott Morrison leads outpouring of relief as Cleo Smith is found alive .
A police team broke into a locked house in Carnarvon, WA - 74km south of the campsite Cleo vanished from - at 1am on Wednesday and found the four-year-old girl in one of the rooms. 1/4 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail Opposition leader Anthony Albanese also posted a message on his social media and thanked police for their search 2/4 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail Labor frontbencher Tanya Plibersek joined the tributes on Wednesday morning 3/4 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk also tweeted about the

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