Just before 1 o’clock on Wednesday morning, West Australian police broke into a locked house in the coastal town of Carnarvon to find missing four-year-old Cleo Smith.
It was a remarkable, happy ending to the search for the young girl, after she disappeared from the family’s tent during a trip to the popular blowholes campsite north of Carnarvon more than two weeks ago.
That Saturday morning, mum Ellie Smith, step-father Jake Gliddon and baby sister Isla woke in the family’s tent to find the zipper open and Cleo and her sleeping bag gone.
The search began immediately, involving local officers, federal police and volunteers all desperate to find Cleo safe and well.
WAToday reporter Peter De Kruijff has been following this case and all its twists and turns closely. He joins Rachel Clun to bring us the latest.
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