By Olivia Day for Daily Mail Australia
Friday, October 15
Cleo arrives at Blowholes campsite with her mother Ellie Smith, Jake Gliddon, and Isla Mae.
They arrived at sunset after a quiet night.
Saturday, October 16
1:30am: Cleo’s last sighting with her parents in the tent she shared, with her baby sister and her parents, when Cleo asked for water.
6.23am: Ellie calls 000 and reports her eldest daughter missing while she continues to search the camp grounds.
6.30 am: The Carnarvon station police station dispatches the first two officers. They travel to Blowholes with sirens, lights, and as a matter-of-priority.
6.41 AM: Blowholes is sent a second police car, with two additional officers, equipped with lights and sirens.
7.10am: The first officer arrives. The second one arrives in just minutes.
7.26am: Police arrive on the scene and create a protected forensic area that is taped to the public around the tent where Cleo was last spotted.
7.33am: A drone operator can be called upon to search the skies.
7.44 AM: A third officer car is dispatched for the Blowholes
8 a.m. Family and friends of Cleo’s parent begin to arrive to help in the ground search.
Another group of detectives quickly searched Cleo’s home to ensure she wasn’t there.
They then travel to Blowholes, where they stop cars entering and leaving the area.
8.09am: A helicopter belonging to a local company arrived on the scene and began searching. Police requested that an SES team assist the Blowholes search.
8.24am: Volunteer marine and police searchers are called to assist with the search.
8.34 AM: Police set up roadblocks at Blowholes to collect names, addresses, and registration details of all those who are coming and going. Police search cars.
9.25 am: Nine SES personnel arrive at Blowholes to help with the search.
Cleo, a missing four-year old girl, was the target of bounty hunters, investigators, and officers from Australia’s Federal Police.
9.30am: Ellie is distressed and detectives are there to help her.
11:15am: Major Crime Division Homicide Detectives are called and start travelling from Perth to assist in the search.
1pm: More Perth homicide detectives and search specialists are flown in.
3pm: Carnarvon officers, search experts arrive to lend their expertise.
Sunday, October 17
Ms Smith turns to social media for help in finding her missing child.
A Facebook post dated Sunday, January 45th, stated that it had been over 24 hours since I last saw the sparkle in my little girl’s eyes.
“Please help me to find her!”
“If you see or hear anything, please call the police!”
Police suspect that Cleo was abducted.
Monday, October 18
Police release an image of the missing red and grey sleeping bag from Cleo’s tent.
Cleo’s biological father, Mandurah police, is interviewed and asked for a statement.
The WA Police, assisted by SES members, volunteers, and aircraft, continue the hunt for Cleo. Officers search nearby shacks, vehicles, and other locations.
Tuesday, October 19
Cleo’s mother Ellie Smith and Jake Gliddon are fronting the media for the first-time and describe the terrifying moment that they realized their little girl was missing.
Ms Smith claims that her four-year old would not have left the tent on her own.
Police release new images of Cleo as well as the pink and blue one piece she was wearing on the night she vanished to aid in the investigation.
Investigators ask anyone who was present at the campsite or nearby on October 15 to contact police.
Wednesday, October 20
Police revealed that Cleo couldn’t reach the zip of her family tent because it was too high.
Officers claim they haven’t ruled it out that campers heard the sound of tyres squealing in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Daryl Gaunt, Deputy Police Commissioner, confirmed that officers are investigating the whereabouts 20 registered sex offenders from the Carnarvon region.
Thursday, October 21
Cleo’s location will be revealed by WA Premier Mark McGowan.
McGowan stated that all Western Australians are in Cleo’s thoughts during this difficult time.
“We are all praying for a positive result.”
The speed at which the reward was distributed – within days after her disappearance – was remarkable.
Pictured: Police examine rubbish left near the Blowholes campsite.
Monday, October 25
WA Police confirm Cleo was at camp site – CCTV footage from a camera mounted inside a beach house just 20 meters from the tent she vanished from shows.
Tuesday, October 26
On Tuesday, detectives and forensic officers spent a lot of time at her Carnarvon home, 900km north from Perth. They left with two bags of evidence.
Although investigators have been to the house before, this was their first thorough inspection inside with a team of forensics experts.
Col Blanch, acting WA Police Commissioner, said that the search of their family home was a’standard practice and did not indicate that they were suspects with Cleo’s disappearance.
Wednesday, October 27
WA Police forensics officers return from Blowholes campground to collect soil samples from several campfires close to shacks in this area.
The Australian Federal Police were drafted into the federal government to support intelligence and forensic efforts.
Friday, October 29
Police return to Blowholes camp in order to analyze the area using drones.
Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde returns from Blowholes campsite to assist in the search for Cleo, as the search has reached the two-week mark.
He confirms that Cleo is being sought by both international and national agencies.
Sunday, 31 October
Cleo’s hometown was 5km away on Sunday when detectives went door-to-door.
Monday, November 1
Detectives dig through piles of rubbish found hundreds of kilometres from the campsite where she disappeared.
The material was taken to Perth, where forensic and police officers and recruits searched through hundreds of bags for any items that could have been used to find Cleo.
Officers appeal for CCTV and dash cam footage within 1000km of the area where the missing four-year-old disappeared.
Police renew an appeal to Carnarvon businesses for footage and go door-to–door in an area of industrial land on the outskirts.
Ellie, her mother, is pictured with Cleo, her younger daughter and partner. Ellie broke her silence when Cleo was discovered, sharing a series love heart emojis via Instagram
Wednesday, November 3
Cleo Smith is alive and well after two-and a half weeks of diligent searching. She was discovered in the early hours on November 3.
Col Blanch, WA Police deputy commissioner, confirmed just before 7am AEST Cleo is alive. She had been reunited her relieved parents.
“One of the officers grabbed her and asked her what her name was. He said. ‘She said: “My name’s Cleo.”
Ellie Smith posted on social media: “Our family is whole again.”
A Carnarvon male is currently being held and being interrogated by detectives.
Ellie Smith (pictured) with her partner Jake Gliddon appeared before the media on October 19. They asked the public to report any information, ‘big and small’, they received.