Cop reveals moment they found missing Cleo Smith

Cop reveals moment they found missing Cleo Smith
Credit: WA Police

Cop reveals the moment when they found missing Cleo Smith. The four-year-old girl was discovered alive and well on Wednesday.

One cop has revealed the moment that police officers discovered missing Cleo Smith. The officer has described this as the “best moment” of his working life.

Cleo was discovered at 12.45am on Wednesday in Western Australia. She was discovered in a rundown house in the Carnarvon area in Brockman. She was discovered locked in a bedroom.


Police had to break down the door to rescue the girl. She was discovered to be alive and well. Detective Sergeant Cameron Blaine was one of four police officers who rescued the young girl. When the girl was discovered he was the one to ask what her name was.

He revealed: “I just wanted to be absolutely sure that, it certainly looks like Cleo, I wanted to be sure it was her,

“I said, ‘what is your name?’ She didn’t answer, I asked three times and then she looked at me and said, “my name is Cleo.” And that was it.

“Then we turned around and walked out of the house. Not long after that, we got into the car and the officer I was with called Cleo’s parents and said ‘we’ve got someone here that wants to speak to you’’.

“It was a wonderful feeling to make that call. They were ecstatic.”

Cleo was taken to the hospital for medical checks. She was soon reunited with her parents Ellie and Jake.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping. The young girl went missing on October 16.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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