Police in Western Australia confirmed that four-year-old Cleo Smith, who had been missing since she was abducted from a campsite on October 16, was found alive in a house in Carnarvon early on Wednesday morning, November 3.
In a video statement released on Facebook, Deputy Commissioner Col Blanch announced that police had broken into a home in Carnarvon around 1 am to find Cleo alone, but “alive and well,” in one of the home’s bedrooms.
An officer asked the girl for her name, to which she responded, “My name is Cleo.” The four-year-old was reunited with her parents a short time later, police said.
“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.
Police said they have a man from Carnarvon in custody who “is currently being questioned by detectives.” Credit: Western Australia Police Force via Storyful