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How missing Cleo Smith was found inside a locked home less than an HOUR away from blowholes campsite


Hiding in plain sight: How missing Cleo Smith was found inside a locked home less than an HOUR away from campsite she vanished from










 An eerie map shows how missing Cleo Smith was less than an hour away from the campsite she vanished from 18 days ago.

The four-year-old was miraculously found alive inside a Carnavon home about 1am on Wednesday.

A police team broke their way into the locked house and found the little girl in one of the rooms. 

WA Deputy Commissioner Col Blanch confirmed the great news just before 7am AEST that little Cleo is alive and well.

Cleo Smith has been found alive and well, 18 days after she vanished from a tent

Cleo Smith has been found alive and well, 18 days after she vanished from a tent

A map showing the possible roads Cleo Smith travelled in the time between when she went missing and police were called suggests the four-year-old could have been taken eight hours away

A map showing the possible roads Cleo Smith travelled in the time between when she went missing and police were called suggests the four-year-old could have been taken eight hours away

‘One of the officers picked her up into his arms and asked her ‘what’s your name?’ he said.

‘She said: ‘My name is Cleo’.

Cleo was reunited with her relieved parents a short time later. 

A man from Carnarvon was arrested at the home and taken into custody to be questioned by detectives. 

‘This is the outcome we all hoped and prayed for,’ Deputy Commissioner Blanch said.

‘It’s the outcome we’ve achieved because of some incredible police work.

‘I want to thank Cleo’s parents, the Western Australian community and the many volunteers.

‘And of course, I want to thank my colleagues in the Western Australia Police Force.’

The news has sparked an outpouring of relief worldwide.

‘What wonderful, relieving news,’ Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tweeted from Glasgow.

‘Cleo Smith has been found and is home safe and sound.

‘Our prayers answered.

‘Thank you to the many police officers involved in finding Cleo and supporting her family.

More to come. 

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