Four-Year-Old Australian Girl Found Alive After Missing for Weeks

Cleo Smith, the four-year-old girl who went missing from a campsite in Western Australia (WA) weeks ago, has been found “alive and well” in the early hours of Nov. 3, police said.

WA Police found Cleo in one of the rooms of a locked house at 1 a.m. local time in Carnarvon, a coastal town north of Perth, Deputy Commissioner Col Blanch said.

Cleo went missing on Oct. 16 when she was sleeping in a tent with her parents at the Quobba Blowholes campsite.

Blanch said Cleo has reunited with her parents a short time later after being found.

“This is the outcome we all hoped and prayed for. It’s the outcome we’ve achieved because of some incredible police work,” Blanch said.

Blanch also confirmed that police took a local man in custody, who is now being questioned by detectives.

“We’ll have more to say on the rescue of Cleo as the day unfolds. For now, welcome home, Cleo,” Blanch said.


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