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Cleo Smith detectives investigate if another person was involved in kidnapping – World News

Cleo’s disappearance sparked a major search operation in Australia until officers found her in a locked house alive and well on Wednesday last week – 18 days after she went missing

Cleo Smith was rescued by the Western Australia Police Force last week

Detectives on the Cleo Smith case remain in the small town where she was found, trying to determine whether another person was involved in her kidnapping.

Terence Darrell Kelly, 36, is accused of abducting little Cleo at a campsite where she was on holiday with her family in the early hours of October 16.

The girl’s disappearance sparked a major search operation in Australia until officers found her in a locked house alive and well on Wednesday last week – 18 days after she went missing.

A team of detectives are back in Carnarvon, in the northwest of the state from Perth, as forensic specialists continue to scour the alleged abductor’s home for evidence someone else could have been there.

Detective senior sergeant Cameron Blaine, has remained tight-lipped about the latest development in the case, but said police have ‘more work to do’.

“Our focus this week is for us to ascertain whether there was anyone else involved. That’s why we are still here,” he told reporters after stepping off the plane.








Terence Darrell Kelly, 36, allegedly abducted little Cleo at a campsite where she was holidaying with her family
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“So, we just ask that if there was anyone that had any contact with Mr Kelly, whether you saw him, whether you met with him, whether you spoke to him on the phone during the relevant period to please make yourself known to police.”

Police on Monday spent their sixth day at the home where Cleo was allegedly found, combing through evidence, reports Mail Online.

Forensics officers have now been seen taking dozens of evidence bags from the house with items including Bratz dolls and boxes of pens, crayons, crafts and children’s clothes.

Kelly is allegedly obsessed with dolls and local sites in Australia first pictured Kelly holding Bratz dolls while wearing a t-shirt that says ‘Bratz’ on it.

Since Kelly’s arrest, a number of fake Facebook accounts believed to be used by him have emerged.








Kelly is allegedly obsessed with dolls
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He allegedly created fake social media profiles with photos of his doll collection.

When questioned over Kelly’s alleged obsession with dolls and whether he may have used them to lure Cleo, police said they would not comment.

On Friday the state’s Justice Department said suspect Kelly was flown to a maximum-security prison in Perth.

The developments come as the Aboriginal elder who raised Kelly called him a gift from God and a “beautiful little boy”.

Audio featuring respected Gascoyne elder Penny Walker has emerged, revealing how Kelly, now 36, was “thrown away” by his drug-addict biological mother.








Cleo was found alive 18 days after going missing from a remote campsite in Western Australia
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Kelly was just two years old when his mother was said to have given him over to Ms Walker in 1987, who then raised him as her own.

“I looked down at him and this little boy – God was giving me something back into my life what the welfare took off me – my children,” said Ms Walker, who died in 2020.

“His mum didn’t want him and she threw him away.”

Kelly reportedly lived alone at Ms Walker’s dilapidated Tomkin Crescent duplex home in Carnarvon, Western Australia, after she died last year, aged 77.


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