Cleo Smith: Man, 36, charged with kidnapping missing girl in Western Australia


 By Olivia Day for Daily Mail Australia

Friday, October 15

Cleo alongside with her mom Ellie Smith, her accomplice Jake Gliddon and her little sister Isla Mae arrive on the Blowholes campsite round 6:30pm.

They had a ‘quiet’ night time and arrived at sundown.

Saturday, October 16

1:30am: Parents’ final sighting of Cleo in the tent she shared with her mother and father and child sister when the four-year-old asks for some water.

6.23am: Ellie calls 000 to report her eldest daughter missing as she continues to look the camp floor.

6.30am: The first two officers are dispatched from Carnarvon police station. They journey to Blowholes as a matter of precedence, with sirens and lights.

6.41am: A second police automobile with one other two officers is shipped to Blowholes, additionally with lights and sirens.

7.10am: The first police automobile arrives. The second is simply minutes behind.

7.26am: Police on the scene set up a protected forensic space which is taped off to the general public, surrounding the household tent the place Cleo was final seen.

7.33am: A drone operator known as upon to look from the skies.

7.44am: A 3rd police automobile is dispatched to the Blowholes.

8am: Family and mates of Cleo’s mother and father start to reach to assist with the bottom search.

Another group of detectives briefly searches Cleo’s dwelling to ensure she’s not there.

They then head to Blowholes and start stopping automobiles coming into and leaving the realm.

8.09am: A helicopter from a neighborhood company arrived on the scene and began looking as police request an SES crew attend the Blowholes search.

8.24am: Police air-wing and volunteer marine searchers are known as in to help with the search.

8.34am: Roadblocks are arrange on the entrance of Blowholes as detectives collect the names, registration particulars and addresses of individuals coming and going. Police search automobiles.

9.25am: Nine SES personel arrive on the Blowholes to help with the search.

Investigators, bounty hunters and officers from the Australian Federal Police have spent two-and-a-half weeks looking for missing four-year-old Cleo (pictured)

9.30am: Detectives sit down with a distressed Ellie and stay by her facet for the remainder of the day whereas different search crews hunt for Cleo.

11am: Homicide detectives from the Major Crime Division are known as and start travelling from Perth to help with the search.

1pm: More murder detectives and search specialists are flown in from Perth.

3pm: Officers and search specialists arrive in Carnarvon to supply their experience.

Sunday, October 17

Ms Smith takes to social media to plead for assist discovering her missing daughter.

A Facebook submit uploaded at 1:45am on Sunday which stated: ‘It’s been over 24 hours since I final seen the flicker in my little girl’s eyes.

‘Please assist me discover her!

‘If you hear or see something in any respect please name the police!’

Police recommend Cleo might have been kidnapped.

Monday, October 18

Police launch a picture of the pink and gray sleeping bag missing from Cleo’s tent.

Cleo’s organic father is interviewed by police in Mandurah and is requested to offer a press release, which he does so willingly.

WA Police with the assistance of SES members, volunteers and plane proceed the land hunt for Cleo, with officers looking close by shacks and automobiles in the realm.

Tuesday, October 19

Cleo’s mom Ellie Smith and her accomplice Jake Gliddon entrance the media for the primary time and describe the terrifying second they realised the little girl was missing.

Ms Smith says her four-year-old would by no means have left the tent by herself.

Police launch new photographs of Cleo and the pink and blue one-piece she was carrying the night time she went missing to assist the investigation.

Investigators urge anybody who was on the campsite or in the neighborhood on October 15 to get in contact with police. 

Wednesday, October 20

Police reveal the zip of the household tent, which was discovered hanging extensive open by her mom at 6am on Saturday morning, was too excessive for Cleo to succeed in.

Officers say they ‘have not dominated out’ reviews from campers who heard the sound of screeching tyres in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Deputy Police Commissioner Daryl Gaunt confirms officers are investigating the whereabouts of 20 registered intercourse offenders in the Carnarvon space.

Thursday, October 21

The WA Government gives a $1million reward for info that results in Cleo’s location introduced by WA Premier Mark McGowan.

‘All Western Australians’ ideas are with Cleo’s household throughout what’s an unimaginably tough time,’ Mr McGowan stated.

‘We’re all praying for a optimistic final result.’

The velocity of the reward being issued – inside days of her disappearance – was unprecedented.

Pictured: Police are seen analyzing garbage left close to the Blowholes campsite in distant WA 

Monday, October 25

WA Police affirm Cleo was positively on the camp website – on CCTV footage on a digital camera put in inside a seashore shack simply 20 metres from the household tent she disappeared from. 

Tuesday, October 26

Forensic officers and detectives spent a lot of the day at her dwelling in Carnarvon, 900km north of Perth, on Tuesday and left with two luggage of proof.

Although investigators had been to the house earlier than, this was the primary time they totally searched inside with a forensics crew.

Acting WA Police Commissioner Col Blanch stated the search of the household dwelling was ‘commonplace observe’ and didn’t point out they have been suspects in Cleo’s disappearance.

Wednesday, October 27

WA Police forensics officers return to the Blowholes campground and are seen gathering soil samples from a lot of campfires close to shacks in the realm.

The federal authorities announce Australian Federal Police officers had been drafted in to help forensic and intelligence efforts.

Friday, October 29

Police return to the Blowholes camp to analyse the realm with drones.

Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde returns to the Blowholes campsite to hitch the seek for Cleo because the search hit the two-week mark.

He confirms nationwide and worldwide companies are engaged in the seek for Cleo.

Sunday, October 31

Detectives go door-knocking at a lot of houses alongside the North West Coastal Highway in the North Plantations, 5km from Cleo’s hometown on Sunday.

Monday, November 1

Detectives type by means of mounds of garbage from roadside bins positioned lots of of kilometres away from the campsite she vanished from.

The materials was transported to Perth, the place forensic officers and recruits sorted by means of lots of of luggage in search of things which will have helped them discover Cleo.

Officers problem a plea for sprint cam and CCTV footage from inside a 1000km radius of the place the four-year-old disappeared.

Police renew an enchantment for extra companies in Carnarvon to offer footage and go door to door in an industrial space on the outskirts of the city.

Her elated mom, Ellie, (pictured, with Cleo, her accomplice and youthful daughter) broke her silence the morning Cleo was discovered, sharing a collection of affection coronary heart emojis on Instagram 

Wednesday, November 3

After two-and-a-half weeks of looking Cleo Smith is discovered alive and properly in the early hours of November 3.

WA Police Deputy Commissioner Col Blanch confirmed simply earlier than 7am AEST that little Cleo is alive and properly and had been reunited with her relieved mother and father.

‘One of the officers picked her up into his arms and requested her ‘what’s your title?’ he stated. ‘She stated: ‘My title is Cleo’.’

Ellie Smith posted to social media: ‘Our household is entire once more’.

A Carnarvon man is presently in custody and being questioned by detectives.

On October 19, Ellie Smith (pictured) and her accomplice Jake Gliddon fronted the media for the primary time and begged the general public to report any info ‘massive or small’