Cleo Smith: Four-year-old found alive in locked house more than two weeks after going missing

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Missing four-year-old Cleo Smith has been found "alive and well" after disappearing from a camp site in Western Australia more than two weeks ago.

A team from Western Australia Police broke into a locked house in Carnarvon around 1am on Wednesday morning where they found the little girl in one of the rooms. A man from the area is in custody.

"It's my privilege to announce that in the early hours of this morning, the Western Australia police force rescued Cleo Smith," deputy commissioner Col Blanch said. "Cleo is alive and well."

In a news conference, he explained how Cleo identified herself.

"One of the officers picked her up into his arms and asked her, 'what's your name?'

"She said, 'My name is Cleo'."

Cleo was reunited with her parents a short time later.

"This is the outcome we all hoped and prayed for," Mr Blanch said.

Cleo was holidaying with her family at the Blowholes campsite in Macleod, around 560 miles (900km) north of Perth, when she vanished during the early hours of 16 October.

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