WA Police to revisit shacks in Cleo search

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Police investigating the disappearance of missing four-year-old Cleo Smith will carry out fresh searches of shacks near the family’s West Australian campsite.

© James Carmody/AAP PHOTOS The search for missing four-year-old Cleo Smith on WA’s northwest coast has entered a fifth day.

Detectives are also probing reports a car had been heard speeding from the popular Blowholes site, on WA’s northwest coast, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

As the land and aerial search enters its fifth day, Cleo’s mother Ellie Smith has made a desperate public appeal for information, saying the little girl would never wander off on her own and someone must know where she is.

Homicide detectives are assisting the heavily-resourced investigation but police are not giving up hope of finding Cleo in the area.

“To say we’re treating this as an abduction is not correct,” Assistant Commissioner Darryl Gaunt told Perth radio 6PR on Wednesday.

“We’re treating it as a search and rescue mission, first and foremost, and that remains our mission.”

Cleo was last seen by her parents about 1.30am on Saturday in the family’s tent at the Blowholes campsite on WA’s northwest coast.

The girl was wearing a pink one-piece sleepsuit with a blue and yellow pattern. Her red and black sleeping bag is also missing.

Police have already searched all of the shacks along the coastline at the campsite but will revisit some of them for a further look.

Other campers have reported hearing screeching tyres early on Saturday.

“As time goes on, we know the forecast going forward gets worse each day,” Mr Gaunt said.

“It’s every parent’s worst nightmare.”

In an emotional interview, Cleo’s mother said she and her partner Jake Gliddon had woken at about 6am on Saturday when Cleo’s baby sister Isla wanted a bottle.

When she went into the other room, Cleo was gone and the tent was “completely open”.

“She would never leave us, she would never leave the tent,” Ms Smith said.

“We hold hope that she’s here (near the campsite) because if I think about her being taken … a million other things cross our mind.

“We sit and watch the sand dunes and we just think she’s going to run down it and back into our arms but we’re still waiting.”

Mounted police have been deployed to join a search that includes SES volunteers, a helicopter and drones.

Detectives have also spoken to Cleo’s biological father in Mandurah, south of Perth, as part of their investigations.

There is no suggestion he was involved in the girl’s disappearance.

Ms Smith said it had been a horrendous ordeal for the family, describing Cleo as a beautiful and delicate girl with “the biggest heart”.

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