Cleo Smith disappeared from a campsite hundreds of kilometres from her home. Detectives are now sorting through piles of rubbish. 

WA Police released images last night of forensics officers looking at garbage collected from receptacles located in Geraldton, approximately 500km south from the Blowholes campground, and Mirilya about 165 km to the site’s northern. 

It came as officers issued an extraordinary plea to the public for CCTV and dashcam footage within a 1000km radius from the location where the preschooler disappeared over a fortnight back. 

Detectives stated that they are especially interested in video recordings made between Friday October 15th and Sunday October 17 at a specific location. This suggests they may be close to the brazen child predator.

Investigators are seeking footage from motel check in, service stations, fast food outlets, truck stops, free camping areas, children’s clothing stores, pharmacies and camping stores.

The selective list appears to indicate that police may be narrowing in on the suspect who is believed to have snatched the four-year-old from the Blowholes campsite near Carnarvon , in the northwest of the state on October 16.

Police investigating the disappearance of Cleo Smith (pictured) have pleaded for dash cam and CCTV footage within a 1000km radius of where the pre-schooler vanished at a remote campsite in Western Australia

Police investigating the disappearance CleoSmith (pictured) have requested CCTV and dashcam footage within 1000km of the location where the preschooler vanished from a remote campsite in Western Australia

Pictured: Police are seen examining rubbish left near the Blowholes campsite in remote WA

Pictured: Police examine rubbish left near the Blowholes campsite.

Pictured: The forensic officers are seen wearing full protective gear include gas masks

Pictured: The forensic officers can be seen in full protective gear, including gas masks. 

“Detectives continue looking for CCTV, dashcam or other footage within a 1000KM radius around the campsite near Carnarvon but not as far south as Lancelin,” WA Police stated in a social-media alert. 

It doesn’t matter what insignificant it may seem.

Last week, investigators set out to search the roads and highways surrounding Blowholes campsite for any clues. 

They also door-knocked homes close to the child’s Carnarvon family house to check if any suspicious activity had occurred in the weeks and days prior.

Investigators last week undertook the mammoth task of scouring the roads and highways in areas surrounding the Blowholes campsite, trawling through rubbish bins for clues. Pictured: A forensic police officer

Investigators conducted a mammoth task last week of searching the roads and highways around Blowholes campsite. They also searched through trash bins looking for clues. Pictured: A forensic cop officer

This development comes as a seven-member family, who camped less than 100 meters from the spot where Cleo was abducted by her parents, has broken their silence about their’scarred and heartbreaking’ stay at the site.

It has been 16 Days since the little girl was kidnapped as she was sleeping in her family tent with her parents and younger sister. 

As the search enters its third week, detectives from the massive police operation investigating Cleo’s disappearance knocked on doors of homes 5km away from Carnarvon, where they were assigned to.

Queensland couple Rob and Kira Prince were camping at the Blowholes at the time and have described their stay which they’ll never forget ‘for all the wrong reasons.’ 

The desperate search for missing youngster Cleo Smith (pictured) has entered its third week

The desperate search for Cleo Smith (pictured), has entered its third week 

The couple and their five children are traveling around the country in a campervan. They’re documenting their journey on the Our Aussie Adventure facebook page.

The family shared photos of Quobba Blow Holes, as well as a flyer from the police regarding Cleo’s disappearance.

The family posted on Sunday that the camp was stunning with its rugged cliff faces and powerful waves. It also had lagoon-like beaches and blowholes.

“Unfortunately, our stay was marred by Cleo Smith’s disappearance from a tent less 100m from our site.

“With four-year-olds, it was truly frightening and heartbreaking. It was a day we will never forget, for all the wrong reasons.

“While we physically moved on once the campground was closed, emotionally we are still there longing to see a positive outcome in Cleo’s life and that of her family.

The Prince family were camping less than 100m metres away from where little Cleo disappeared at the Blowholes campsite on October 16. Pictured are the family during their stay at the site

The Prince family were camping less than 100m metres away from where little Cleo disappeared at the Blowholes campsite on October 16. Pictured is the family during their stay on the site

Detectives spent Sunday door-knocking homes in the North Plantations, five kilometres from Cleo's hometown of Carnarvon

Cleo’s hometown, Carnarvon was five kilometres from the North Plantations where detectives knocked doors on Sunday.

Halloween plea: “She loved dressing up in a princess costume or a doctor’s uniform.” 

Cleo Smith’s mum has made a heartbreaking plea for her four year-old daughter to be safely returned home. She spoke of her heartbreak over spending Halloween without her child.

Ellie Smith called for help on Sunday night to find her shining bright light – 16 days after she disappeared from her family’s tent in Carnarvon on October 16.

Ms Smith shared her love for dressing up with children from all over Australia as they went trick or treating.

Cleo’s disappearance sparked a national operation by the police. Detectives knock on doors every Sunday in search of clues. 

Ms Smith posted on Instagram, “Every day is getting more difficult without my shining bright lights,” 

“Today she missed Halloween with her family, her aunties, uncles and cousins, but most importantly her parents and baby sibling. 

“She needs us and she needs us.”  

Ellie Smith on Sunday called for help finding her 'shining bright light' and urged anyone who had any information to call police

Ellie Smith called for help in finding her shining bright light on Sunday and asked anyone with information to call the police

The family stated to The West Australian that they had spoken to police ‘a few times’.

Detectives knocked on a number homes along the North West Coastal Highway. the North Plantations, 5km from  Cleo’s hometown on Sunday.

Nine News reported that the reason behind the visits is not known.

Cleo’s mom, in panic, issued yet another social media appeal for her daughter to return home.

Ellie Smith wrote, “My kind hearted baby boy mummy wants to you home” in an Instagram story on Sunday.

Ms Smith also posted Cleo’s missing persons image, asking anyone with information to call police.

She and Cleo’s stepfather Jake Gliddon have been ruled out  by police of having have had any involvement in the girl’s disappearance.

The Prince family said their time camping at The Blowholes was 'scarred' by the disappearance of Cleo Smith from a tent less than 100 metres away

The Prince family said their time camping at The Blowholes was ‘scarred’ by the disappearance of Cleo Smith from a tent less than 100 metres away

Little Cleo Smith has been missing for two weeks, having last been seen at the Blowholes campground near Carnarvon in WA

Little Cleo Smith has been missing since two weeks. She was last seen at the Blowholes campground in Carnarvon, WA.

Earlier on Sunday, the owner of a shack which captured the voice of Cleo on its CCTV system has opened up about the ‘panicked’ moments after the little girl vanished. 

Dave Sadecky handed the CCTV of Cleo over to police who placed her at the campsite that night before she disappeared.

The motion-sensitive camera was installed in their beach shack, which is just 20 meters from the family tent. It takes wide-angle photos of everyone who enters and leaves the shack.

The camera records audio and images inside a painted wooden box with glass front. This would not be apparent to passersby.

Dave Sadecky, who owns a nearby shack at the campsite, captured the voice of Cleo on his shack's CCTV system, and handed it over to police

Dave Sadecky, who owns the nearby shack at campsite, captured Cleo’s voice on his shack’s CCTV system and gave it to police

After learning of the news, Mr Sadecky’s wife immediately jumped on her quad bike to join the search. 

According to Mr Sadecky, ‘I didn’t know the intricacies of what was happening, but everyone was panicked.’

‘People dropped everything and came to help … they were everywhere on Saturday like ants — it’s not a normal sight.’

Cleo’s last sighting was on the same day that the couple spent 10 hours searching the area.

She had woken at 1.30am Saturday to ask Ellie for water. However, when her parents woke up at 6am, Cleo was gone.

The four-year-old had woken up at 1.30am on the Saturday to ask her mother Ellie for a sip of water but when her parents woke again at about 6am, Cleo was gone

Cleo, a four-year-old girl, had woken at 1.30am Saturday to ask Ellie for water. However, when Ellie woke up at 6am, Cleo was gone.

Detectives found the zip on the tent Cleo was sleeping in had been opened and was too high for the little girl to reach

Detectives discovered that the zipper on the tent Cleo was staying in had been opened. It was too high for Cleo to reach.

“Everyone was emotional. People were stressed and anxious, but wanted to help. This is the first time we’ve ever seen anything like it. We’re there every weekend, and we’re sorry we weren’t there that evening,” Mr Sadecky stated.

He said that the campsite would now have a ‘tainted’ reputation due to what Blowholes had done.

He said that there was a tight-knit neighborhood in the area, and that people often left their doors unlocked.

Cleo’s stepdad Jake Gliddon and Ellie Smith are close friends. They say detectives do not want to give them false hopes.

“There’s nothing worse than telling someone, “We’re going find her” or, “We think we have the person”, and then they don’t have the person or don’t find her,” the friend told West.

Cleo is seen with her mother Ellie Smith. A $1million reward is on offer to anybody with information into her disappearance

Cleo is pictured with her mother Ellie Smith. Anyone who has information on her disappearance will be eligible for a $1million reward

“Police aren’t going give you false hope and this is what we said from the beginning.”

Cleo was missing from the campsite when her family friend was there and he helped search the area for Cleo.

He said that her distraught parents also had to deal in the aftermath with online trolls, who pointed fingers at them in the days following the disappearance of their daughter.

Police have ruled out Ms Smith and Mr Gliddon as suspects, and Daily Mail Australia does not believe they were involved in her disappearance.

“I know it’s affecting their lives,” the friend said. “I hope they aren’t looking at it too much,” the friend said. 

It comes after it was revealed detectives in the 100-strong taskforce had responded to 200 potential sightings of Cleo in the two weeks since she disappeared.

This comes after it was revealed that detectives from the 100-strong taskforce responded to 200 possible sightings of Cleo within the two weeks since her disappearance.

This comes after it was revealed that detectives from the 100-strong taskforce responded to 200 possible sightings of Cleo within the two weeks since her disappearance.  

Detective Superintendent Rob Wilde said that “Unfortunately all of them have failed to produce results.”

“That’s been a national effort, and other policing jurisdictions helped us follow those leads, so we are very grateful. 

Although none of the leads are accurate, he still calls on the public for Cleo to continue his search and report any useful information. 

Timeline of events from the day Cleo’s family realizes she’s missing 

Around 6 a.m.: Ellie Smith wakes and discovers that Cleo and her bag are gone.

6.23am — Ellie calls 000 to report her eldest daughter missing as she continues to search the camp ground.

6.30am — The first two officers are dispatched from Carnarvon police station. They are accompanied by sirens and lights to Blowholes.

6.41am — A second police car with another two officers is sent to Blowholes, also with lights and sirens.

7.10am — The first police car arrives. The second arrives in just minutes. 

7.26am — Police on the scene establish a protected forensic area which is taped off to the public, surrounding the family tent where Cleo was last seen. 

7.33am — A drone operator is called upon to search from the skies.

7.44am — A third police car is dispatched to the Blowholes.

8am — Family and friends of Cleo’s parents begin to arrive to help with the ground search. 

Another team of detectives went to Cleo’s place and searched her home briefly. They then travel to Blowholes and stop cars entering and leaving the area.  

8.09am — A helicopter from a local company arrived at the scene and started searching  as police requested that an SES Team attend the Blowholes Search. 

8.24am – Volunteer marine searchers and police airwing are called in to assist the search.  

8.34am — Roadblocks are set up at the entrance of Blowholes as detectives gather the names, registration details and addresses of people coming and going. Police search cars. 

9.25am — Nine SES personel arrive at the Blowholes to assist with the search.

9.30am — Detectives sit down with a distressed Ellie and remain by her side for the rest of the day while other search crews hunt for Cleo. 

11am — Homicide detectives from the Major Crime Division are called and begin travelling from Perth to assist with the search.

1pm — More homicide detectives and search experts are flown in from Perth. 

3pm — Officers and search experts arrive in Carnarvon to offer their expertise.