The type of footage WA Police say could help them pinpoint the whereabouts of Cleo Smith has been revealed after authorities cast a massive net in their bid for vision that could help solve the missing girl mystery.
WA Police on Friday launched a fresh appeal for any dash-cam or security footage recorded within a 1000km radius of the Blowholes campsite, where the four-year-old is suspected to have been abducted.
Detectives are particularly keen on vision taken from:
- Motel check in and communal areas
- Service stations
- Fast food outlets and bakeries
- Truck stops and free camping areas
- Children’s clothing stores
- Pharmacies and cosmetic stores
- Camping stores
Police want vision recorded between 6pm on Friday and 6pm on Sunday, hopeful it can provide a vital clue.
The huge catchment zone, which has the Carnarvon tourist hotspot at its centre, was today refined by authorities to avoid Perth and the South West.
Lancelin is now its most southern point.
Footage can be uploaded here.
“Detectives are calling for anyone with CCTV or dash-camera footage that may assist with the investigation,” a statement issued by WA Police said.
“In particular, detectives are seeking dash-cam, CCTV or any other footage within a 1000km radius of the Blowholes campsite near Carnarvon.”
The footage hunt comes amid news police know of a dozen dangerous child sex offenders on the run in WA, as officers home in on the probability that Cleo Smith has been kidnapped.
Detectives investigating Cleo Smith’s suspicious disappearance have also discussed the possibility of reaching out to NSW-based investigators who have worked on the William Tyrrell case.
On Thursday WA authorities offered a $1 million reward for information leading to Cleo’s location.
A land search in the immediate vicinity of the campsite, north of Carnarvon, is winding down as police focus their attention on a criminal investigation.
Community service announcements appealing for information regarding Cleo’s disappearance are also being broadcast on radio stations.
Cleo was last seen by her parents about 1.30am on Saturday. Her mother Ellie Smith has said she woke around 6am to discover Cleo was missing from the family’s tent.
It has been confirmed the zipper on the family tent was found open to a height Cleo could not have reached, seemingly ruling out the possibility she wandered off on her own. Her red and black sleeping bag is also missing.
Investigators have spoken to up to 20 registered sex offenders in the Carnarvon area, but there are currently no suspects.