A coastal community in Western Australia has gathered at a vigil for missing girl Cleo Smith hours after police sought more information about a car seen near the campsite where she disappeared.
The Carnarvon Church of Christ on Sunday held a vigil and encouraged people to write in a book of messages to be given to the missing four-year-old's parents.
Detectives believe Cleo was taken from the tent at the Blowholes site on the state's northwest coast in the early hours of last Saturday morning.
The WA government on Thursday issued a $1 million reward for information on her whereabouts.
WA Police Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde said a car was seen turning south off Blowholes Road between 3am and 3.30am that morning.
“We want the person or persons who were in that vehicle to come forward and contact police,” Mr Wilde said on Sunday afternoon.
“We want to know who they were and what they were doing.”
Mr Wilde stressed the driver was not a suspect.
Cleo was last seen by her parents about 1.30am last Saturday. Her mother Ellie Smith said she woke around 6am to discover the little girl was missing.
It has been confirmed the zipper on the tent was found open to a height Cleo could not have reached, seemingly ruling out the possibility she wandered off on her own. Her red and black sleeping bag is also missing.
Mr Wilde said the witnesses who spotted the car were “credible sources”.
He also called on anyone camping within the vicinity last weekend to call police.
“There's still people out there that we want to catch up with and to speak to,” Mr Wilde said.
Premier Mark McGowan said every resource had been directed into finding Cleo and he urged anyone with information to come forward.
“We all feel for her and her family and we just want to make sure that we find her as soon as we can, and that every, every effort is made to uncover her location so that the family can find out where she is,” Mr McGowan said on Sunday.
At the same press conference, Commissioner Chris Dawson said there was no information to suggest Cleo was not still in Western Australia.
“We do believe that someone knows something,” Mr Dawson said.
“Cleo just can't simply disappear from that tent without a third party, another person or persons knowing.”Internet Explorer Channel Network