Cleo Smith: Hear the elder who raised alleged kidnapper Terry Kelly share how she greeted him as a boy
By Olivia Day For Daily Mail Australia
Friday, October 15
Cleo with her mother Ellie Smith, her partner Jake Gliddon and her little sister Isla Mae arrive at the Blowholes campsite around 6:30 p.m.
They spent a “quiet” night and arrived at sunset.
saturday 16 october
1:30 a.m .: Cleo’s last sighting by parents in the tent she shared with her parents and baby sister when the four-year-old asks for water.
6:23 AM Ellie calls 000 to report her eldest daughter missing as she continues to search the campground.
6:30 am: The first two agents are dispatched from the Carnarvon police station. They go in priority to Blowholes, with sirens and lights.
6:41 am: A second police car with two other police officers is dispatched to Blowholes, also with lights and sirens.
7:10 am: The first police car arrives. The second is only a few minutes late.
7:26 a.m .: Police at the scene establish a protected forensic zone that is taped to the public, surrounding the family tent where Cleo was last seen.
7:33 am: A drone operator is called in to search from the sky.
7.44 am: A third police car is dispatched to the Blowholes.
8:00 am: Cléo’s parents’ family and friends begin to arrive to help with the search on the ground.
Another group of detectives briefly search Cleo’s house to make sure she isn’t there.
They then head to Blowholes and begin to stop cars entering and exiting the area.
8:09 a.m .: A helicopter from a local company arrived at the scene and began to search as police request an SES team to assist in the search for Blowholes.
8:24 am: Police Air Wing researchers and Navy volunteers are called in to help with the search.
8:34 am: Roadblocks are set up at the entrance to Blowholes as detectives collect the names, registration details and addresses of people coming and going. The police search the cars.
9.25am: Nine SES staff arrive at the Blowholes to help with the search.
Investigators, bounty hunters and Australian Federal Police officers spent two and a half weeks searching for four-year-old Cleo (pictured)
9:30 a.m .: Detectives sit down with a distressed Ellie and stay by her side for the rest of the day while other search teams go looking for Cleo.
11am: Major Crime Division homicide detectives are called in and begin traveling from Perth to help with the search.
1:00 p.m .: More and more homicide inspectors and research experts have flown in from Perth.
3 p.m .: Agents and research experts arrive at Carnarvon to offer their expertise.
Sunday 17th October
Ms Smith is taking to social media for help in locating her missing daughter.
A Facebook post posted Sunday at 1:45 am that read: “It’s been over 24 hours since I last saw the sparkle in my little girl’s eyes.
“Please help me find her!”
“If you hear or see anything, call the police!” “
Police suggest Cleo may have been kidnapped.
Monday, October 18
Police release an image of the missing red and gray sleeping bag from Cleo’s tent.
Cleo’s biological father is questioned by police in Mandurah and asked to make a statement, which he gladly does.
WA Police, with the help of SES members, volunteers and planes, continue the ground hunt for Cleo, with officers searching nearby cabins and vehicles in the area.
Tuesday 19 October
Cleo’s mother Ellie Smith and partner Jake Gliddon first make headlines and describe the terrifying moment they realized the little girl was missing.
Ms Smith says her four-year-old would never have left the tent on her own.
Police are releasing new images of Cleo and the pink and blue one-piece swimsuit she wore the night she went missing to aid the investigation.
Investigators are urging anyone who was at or near the campsite on October 15 to contact the police.
Wednesday October 20
Police reveal that the zipper on the family tent, which was found wide open by her mother at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, was too high for Cleo to reach.
Officers say they “haven’t ruled out” reports of campers hearing screeching tires in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Deputy Police Commissioner Daryl Gaunt confirms officers are investigating the plight of 20 registered sex offenders in the Carnarvon area.
Thursday October 21
The WA government is offering a $ 1 million reward for information leading to Cleo’s location announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan.
“All the thoughts of Western Australians are with Cleo’s family during an incredibly difficult time,” Mr. McGowan said.
“We are all praying for a positive result.”
The speed with which the award was delivered – days after his demise – was unprecedented.
Pictured: Police are seen examining garbage left near the Blowholes Campground in remote Washington state
Monday, October 25
WA police confirm Cleo was indeed at the campsite – in CCTV footage on a camera set up inside a beach hut just 20 yards from the family tent where she disappeared.
Tuesday October 26
Forensic scientists and detectives spent much of the day at her home in Carnarvon, 900 km north of Perth, on Tuesday and left with two bags of evidence.
Although investigators have visited the house before, this was the first time they had thoroughly searched the interior with a forensic team.
Acting WA Police Commissioner Col. Blanch said the search of the family home was “standard practice” and did not indicate that they were suspicious of Cleo’s disappearance.
Wednesday October 27
WA Police forensic officers return to Blowholes Campground and are seen taking soil samples from a number of campfires near cabins in the area.
The federal government has announced that Australian Federal Police officers have been recruited to support forensic and intelligence efforts.
Friday 29 October
Police return to Blowholes camp to scan the area with drones.
Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde returns to Blowholes Campground to join the search for Cleo as the search hits the two-week mark.
He confirms that national and international agencies are engaged in Cleo’s research.
Sunday October 31
Detectives are door-to-door on Sunday at a number of homes along the Northwest Coastal Road in the Northern Plantations, 3 miles from Cleo’s hometown.
Monday November 1
Detectives sort through mounds of garbage in roadside garbage cans, located hundreds of miles from the campsite where she disappeared.
The equipment was transported to Perth, where forensic scientists and recruits sifted through hundreds of bags for items that may have helped them find Cleo.
Officers are requesting a dash cam and CCTV footage within a 1,000 km radius of where the four-year-old went missing.
Police are renewing their call for more businesses in Carnarvon to provide images and go door-to-door in an industrial area on the outskirts of town.
Her delighted mother Ellie (pictured, along with Cleo, her partner and younger daughter) broke her silence the morning Cleo was found, sharing a series of love heart emojis on Instagram
Wednesday November 3
After two and a half weeks of searching, Cleo Smith was found alive and well in the early hours of November 3.
WA Deputy Police Commissioner Col. Blanch confirmed just before 7 a.m. AEST that little Cleo was alive and well and reunited with her parents relieved.
“One of the officers took her in his arms and asked her ‘what’s your name? he said. “She said, ‘My name is Cleo.’
Ellie Smith posted on social media: “Our family is whole again”.
A man from Carnarvon is arrested and questioned by detectives.
On October 19, Ellie Smith (pictured) and her partner Jake Gliddon faced the media for the first time and begged the public to report any information “big or small”
Thursday, November 4
Terry Darrell Kelly, 36, has been charged with several offenses, including forcibly taking a child under the age of 16 and appearing barefoot in Carnarvon Magistrates’ Court and wearing a black t-shirt .