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02nd Nov 2021

4-year-old Cleo Smith has been found “alive and well”

Kat O'Connor

Cleo Smith went missing on October 16th.

4-year-old Cleo Smith has been found “alive and well”.

The 4-year-old girl has been missing since October 16th.

The toddler disappeared from her family’s tent at the remote Blowholes campsite, north of Carnarvon in Western Australia’s Gascoyne region in the early hours of the morning last month.

The young girl was found at a house in a house in Carnarvon, Western Australia. She was located shortly after 1 in the morning on Wednesday, November 3rd.

It is believed Cleo was locked in the house when police found her.

A man from the area has been arrested and is in custody.

She has been reunited with her parents.

Deputy Commissioner Col Blanch confirmed the news, “It’s my privilege to announce that in the early hours of this morning, the Western Australia police force rescued Cleo Smith.”

“Cleo is alive and well,” he added.

Deputy Blanch said, “This is the outcome we all hoped and prayed for.”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison tweeted following the news: “What wonderful, relieving news.

“Cleo Smith has been found and is home safe and sound. Our prayers answered.”

He added, “Thank you to the many police officers involved in finding Cleo and supporting her family.”

Cleo’s mum shared a photo of her daughter on Instagram and simply wrote, “Our family is whole again.”

Ellie Smith recently issued a public plea.

“Every day is getting harder without my shining bright light,” Ellie said.

“Today she’s missed Halloween with her family — her cousins, aunties uncles nannas, and pop but most of all her parents and baby sister. She needs us and we need her.”

This is the ending we all hoped for. We couldn’t be more relieved to hear Cleo is back with her family again.