Missing toddler Cleo has been ‘seen’ more than two HUNDRED times since she vanished during family camping trip – as her shattered mum reveals sick messages trolls have sent her… and posts a video she wants EVERYONE to see
Police have been inundated with ‘sightings’ of missing girl Cleo Smith who vanished from a camping ground in remote Western Australia almost two weeks ago.
Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde, who is leading the investigation, said there were more than 200 tip-offs claiming to have seen the four-year old.
But so far none of the reported flurry of calls have turned out to be the little girl.
‘Unfortunately all of those have proved unfruitful,’ he said.
‘That’s been national as well, other policing jurisdictions have helped us and followed those leads through for us, so we’re very grateful for that.’
Cleo’s mother Ellie Smith posted another heartbreaking video on Instagram urging the public to contact police if they have any information about her disappearance.
The family has also been targeted by sick Facebook trolls bombarding them with ‘disgusting and horrible’ comments.
Pre-schooler Cleo Smith (pictured dressed up as an astronaut) is still missing after vanishing from a camping ground in remote Western Australia almost two weeks ago
Cleo’s mother Ellie Smith (pictured together) posted another heartbreaking video on Instagram urging the public to contact police if they have any information about her disappearance
The blonde-haired girl was last seen in the early hours of October 16, sleeping alongside her mother, step father Jake Gliddon and younger sister Isla in a tent at the Blowholes camping site, near Carnarvon in the northwest of the state.
Police initially believed Cleo simply wandered off at the remote campsite, but investigators are now convinced she was snatched in the dead of night by a child predator.
Investigators scoured the area, conducting sea, air and land searches, but there was no sign of the missing child and police admit they have no ‘concrete’ suspects.
But Superintendent Wilde said more than 100 campers who stayed at the Blowholes site have been interviewed by police.
‘We do however believe there are still other campers that were staying in that Blowholes vicinity who we have not yet identified,’ he said.
Police are also still scrambling to find a car witnesses say was travelling in the vicinity at the same time where Cleo disappeared.
The blonde-haired girl (pictured) was last seen in the early hours of October 16, sleeping alongside her mother, step father Jake Gliddon and younger sister Isla in a tent at the Blowholes camping site (pictured), near Carnarvon in the northwest of the state
Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde (pictured) who is leading the taskforce into the mysterious case, said there have been over 200 tip-offs claiming to have seen the four-year old
The vehicle was turning south off Blowholes Road, near the area Cleo’s family was camping, and headed for Carnarvon.
The timing of the car sighting coincides with evidence from other campers that they heard the sound of screeching tyres rapidly leaving the campsite about 3am.
The witnesses were travelling north on the North West Coastal Highway on their way to work when they spotted the mysterious car leaving the camping ground.
They were unable to give a description of the car or how many people were inside as it was too dark.
While investigators have scoured the Blowholes area (pictured) conducting sea, air and land searches, there has been no sign of the missing child and police admit they have no ‘concrete’ suspects
The mother of Cleo Smith (pictured dancing in her living room) has shared a heartbreaking video showing her missing girl laughing and playing before she was abducted
Her mother posted another heartbreaking video to social media showing Cleo dancing as a ballerina in a pink dress.
The Instagram story also featured the child with pig-tails dressed as an astronaut and later holding a cupcake with a sparkle inside.
‘My kind hearted baby girl, mummy wants you home,’ the post said.
‘If you know anything please call the police!’
But as the family is reeling in pain and anguish, sickening internet trolls attacked the couple by sending them abusive messages and blaming them for Cleo’s disappearance – despite police ruling them out as suspects.
Police are also still scrambling to find a car witnesses say was travelling in the vicinity at the same time where Cleo (pictured playing a xylophone) disappeared
Cleo’s mother Ellie Smith (pictured) urged the public to contact police if they have any information
A friend of the family, who did not wish to be named, and was exposed to the flurry of hatred, told the West Australian the insensitive and hurtful posts were an ‘utter disgrace’.
‘Most of the Facebook comments are being made by parents themselves and I think that’s disgusting,’ he said.
‘Just imagine if it happened to them and they had to read all these horrible comments during undoubtedly the hardest time of their lives.
‘The police have cleared Jake and Ellie from being suspects. I have known them for years and I can tell you they are the best people I know and my heart aches for them.
‘They did not have anything to do with this and those sitting behind their keyboards should just leave this poor family alone.’