Rebuilding the community’s trust was the top priority for outgoing Exmouth Shire president Matt Niikkula when he was elected four years ago.
Holidaymakers staying at the camping ground where Cleo Smith was believed to be abducted are steering clear of the exact spot the family pitched their tent out of respect for the devastated community.
Ailish Delaney & Jackson Barrett
It’s the mystery that has shocked WA, but getting to the bottom of little Cleo’s disappearance is proving much harder than initially hoped. Here are the 20 burning questions that must be answered.
After a six-year hiatus the Gascoyne Games returned with 500 athletes in Exmouth over the weekend to compete across 12 different sporting disciplines.
As police investigate ‘hundreds and hundreds’ of Crime Stoppers calls the detective charged with probing the case also revealed Cleo’s voice has been heard on CCTV footage from nearby beach shacks.
Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde of the Major Crime Division has just revealed a ‘very recent development’ in the case of missing four-year-old Cleo Smith.
Police have returned to the neighbourhood of suspected abduction victim Cleo Smith.
WA’s top cop has revealed police are ‘painstakingly’ going through every vehicle movement out of the campsite Cleo Smith vanished from, issuing a fresh appeal for information to ‘crack open the case’.
An exhibition aimed at introducing and connecting the community through art has opened in Exmouth.
Carnarvon will do ‘anything it takes’ to find Cleo Smith, as the town prepares to hold a candlelit vigil for the four-year-old tonight.
Police are exploring whether whoever took Cleo Smith from her tent had visited her family home beforehand, amid fears the abduction could have been pre-meditated.
Police Minister Paul Papalia has vowed police will receive any resource needed to help bring Cleo Smith home.
Missing girl Cleo Smith’s mum Ellie has made a heartbreaking plea for help to ‘find my little girl’, a week on from her shock disappearance from their tent near Carnarvon.
Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has urged anyone with information about missing four-year-old Cleo Smith to come forward as police scour CCTV footage.
Michael Ramsey and Gina Rushton
Cases don’t ‘get any worse’ than the suspected abduction of Cleo Smith from her tent, the detective in charge of bringing the four-year-old home has said.
Hayley Sorensen & Brianna Dugan
With international and State borders closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, tourists have been exploring regional WA in large numbers.
The disappearance of missing four-year-old Cleo Smith has gripped WA for five days. Here is how the desperate search unfolded.
A Carnarvon school has enlisted the help of psychologists to support the classmates, teachers and families who have been shattered by Cleo Smith’s disappearance.
A former detective and child exploitation expert who helped investigate Maddie McCann’s disappearance in 2007 has revealed the crucial first steps investigators need to take in missing child cases.
Police have revealed almost 20 registered sex offenders are living in the Carnarvon area, near where four-year-old Cleo Smith vanished at the weekend.
Police involved in the desperate search for missing girl Cleo Smith say they ‘haven’t ruled out’ reports from campers who heard the sound of screeching tyres in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The search for missing four-year-old Cleo Smith has entered its fifth day, with teams of police, State Emergency Service volunteers and mounted police joining the search at first light.
Police are going ‘full tilt’ in their search for missing four-year-old Cleo Smith and ‘no expense is being spared’ in the investigation to find her.
Darlene Allston, Jackie Brooks and David Gillespie were elected to four-year terms on Saturday night.
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