Man suspected of kidnapping 4-year-old Australian reportedly “acted alone”

After the miracle, the questions. The man suspected of having kidnapped and kidnapped little Cleo Smith is currently being heard by investigators. Aged 36, unrelated to the family of the 4-year-old Australian, he was arrested on Wednesday. That same day, the police found the girl alive in a house in Carnarvon. It was not far from this place, in a remote region of Western Australia, that on October 16, Cleo Smith disappeared from her tent, while she was staying there with her family.

Injured after his arrest, the man was hospitalized. “He is back at the police station and is being questioned,” said the head of the investigation, Commissioner Rod Wilde, indicating that he would have “acted alone” and that his indictment should take place today Thursday. The police, who considered that this kidnapping would not have been planned and would be “opportunistic”, did not specify the charges to which he will be the subject.

Cleo seems to be doing well

The disappearance of Cleo Smith had aroused immense excitement and a surge of solidarity in Australia. The announcement of his discovery “safe and sound”, in a locked house, aroused the joy of many Australians who feared a tragic outcome. “Our family is complete again,” said her mother, Ellie Smith, in a message accompanying a photo of her daughter posted on Instagram.

The home of the girl’s family, which is also in the small town of Carnarvon, a few kilometers from the house where she was found, was immediately decorated by the locals with balloons and welcome signs. One of the officers who tracked down the girl, Cameron Blaine, said Cleo, whom he visited upon leaving the hospital where she underwent medical examinations, appears to be doing well.

Read Also:  What is TikTok Lite and why Brussels wants to suspend this app: “It is toxic and addictive”

Recent Articles

Related News

Leave A Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here