First picture of smiling girl, 4, found alive in locked house after two weeks

First picture of smiling girl, 4, found alive in locked house after two weeks



A 4-year-old girl, who disappeared from a campsite in Australia more than two weeks ago, has been found alive and well.



A team from Western Australia Police found the little girl inside a room in a locked house after carrying out a raid in the early hours of Wednesday morning, November 3.



A 36-year-old man was also arrested in the raid.



The mum of four-year-old Cleo Smith, said "our family is whole again" after her daughter was found.







Police veterans were emotional and cried happy tears when they watched body-worn footage of the moment one of the officers carried the missing girl and she said: "My name is Cleo."



The case had both horrified and captivated the nation, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison telling reporters on his way home from the Cop26 summit in Scotland: "It’s every parent’s worst nightmare.



"The fact that that nightmare has come to an end and our worst fears were not realised is just a huge relief, a moment of great joy.



"This particular case, obviously, has captured the hearts of Australians as we felt such terrible sorrow for the family."



Soon after the rescue, Cleo was reunited with her mother Ellie Smith and stepfather Jake Gliddon.



Ms Smith later said on social media: "Our family is whole again."Latest Post
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