The mother of a missing Australian girl who hasn’t been seen in days claims she has no idea what happened to her daughter.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, family members reported Cleo Smith missing on Saturday morning. The child was last seen with her family at the Blowholes Campground in Macleod, where they were staying in a tent.
Cleo’s family told authorities that they woke up to find her missing at around 6 a.m. on Saturday. They reportedly last saw at around 1:30 a.m. that morning.
Inspector Jon Munday announced that police are not ruling anything out, including an abduction. Shortly after, Cleo’s mother, Ellie Smith, sat down with ABC News and explained what happened the night before her daughter vanished.
“I got her some water. She went to bed,” Smith said. “I checked on Isla, made sure Isla was ok. I got back in bed and that was it really, we went back to sleep, woke up to Isla wanting a bottle.
“As we passed the divider, I went into the other room and the zipper was open. Cleo was gone and that was about it for Saturday morning until everything started.”
Smith added that Cleo had been on a mattress in one section of the tent and used a sleeping bag. Smith and her boyfriend, Jake Gliddon, were sleeping on a blow-up mattress on the other side of the tent.
CNN reports that Macleod lies “between the sea and Lake Macleod, around 30 miles north of the town of Carnarvon.”
Cleo is described as a white female who stands 3-feet-7-inches tall and has hazel eyes and honey-blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a pink onesie with a blue and yellow pattern. Her sleeping bag is also missing.
“It’s been reported a sleeping bag is missing. Other than that I really am not at liberty to divulge what else we believe may be missing,” Munday said.
So far, searchers have found no sign of Cleo. Check back for updates.
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[Featured Photo: Cleo Smith/Police Handout]