Cleo Smith’s devastated mother burst into tears during a TV interview as she urged anyone with information on the missing toddler to call police because ‘we want our daughter back and she wants us’.

Wiping away tears, Ellie Smith shared a message for Cleo when she spoke to Channel Seven’s Flashpoint program – 10 days after the four-year-old vanished from Blowholes campsite near Carnarvon on the north-west coast of WA.

Cleo’s stepfather Jake Gliddon was by her side, and the distraught mother said, “I love You,” “We miss you and want you home.

She also had a message for Cleo’s abductor: ‘Just give her back to us.’

In pink pyjamas, the little girl was camping in a tent with her mother, stepfather, and baby sister Isla on their first camping trip. Her parents woke up at 6am on October 16 to find her gone.

Cleo Smith's devastated mother Ellie burst into tears as she pleaded for the safe return of her missing four-year old daughter during an emotional TV interview

Cleo Smith’s distraught mother Ellie burst in tears as she pleaded with her for the safe return to her missing four year old daughter during an emotional TV interview

Cleo was initially believed to have wandered off at the remote campsite. However, investigators now believe that she was snatched in darkness.

The parents are devastated and need the public’s help to find their beautiful blonde-haired daughter. 

Ms Smith said, “Every day is hard, but we’re hoping that by being here (doing an interview), it’ll help to find her,”

Cleo is welcome to stay with anyone who’s watching. We want her to be with our baby. We want her to be back in our arms.

Cleo Smith in her pink pajamas was sleeping in a tent alongside her mother, stepfather and baby sister Isla in their first camping trip together. In the morning she was gone

Cleo Smith, in pink pajamas, was camping in a tent beside her mother, stepfather and baby brother Isla. It was their first camping trip together. She was gone by the morning.

Stepfather Jake Gliddon and Cleo's mother Ellie Smith begged whoever had Cleo, or knew where she was, to bring her home

Stepfather Jake Gliddon and Cleo’s mother Ellie Smith begged whoever had Cleo, or knew where she was, to bring her home

The parents stated that the past ten days have felt like forever, but they are trying their best to keep their other child safe.

The couple still cannot believe that someone could have snuck into their tent to take their little girl.

“I put her to sleep. I tucked her into bed. Ms Smith stated that she made sure her sleeping bag was fully tucked under her bed.

“I made sure she was warm. It was quite windy that night. It was overcast so we just tried our best to make sure she was safe.

Ms Smith said that Cleo asked her to “get back into bed” at 1.30am after she had taken a drink of water.

She said, “I put mine through to check on Isla, and that was it,”

“That was the final time.”

Ms Smith stated that her daughter was still unable to comprehend how someone could steal her child as she lay beside her family just inches away.

“When the police wanted us to go through everything, I remember thinking, “How did someone get in that tent and take Cleo?”

‘I just felt sick. My gut just felt sick.

“She was taken, and she’s gone.” She was taken from her family, from a place she felt safe and she has been taken. 

The couple were asked about the online rumours circulating from ‘amateur detectives’ who falsely claim they had something to do with their child’s disappearance.

They both denied any involvement in Cleo’s kidnapping, and Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting they did. 

When asked if he had anything he wanted to conceal from police, Mr Gliddon answered, “No, nothing,”

Police are still unsure whether the little girl (pictured, left) was taken by a lone offender or one with an accomplice, as extra detectives travel from Perth to join search efforts

Police are still uncertain if the little girl (pictured, right) was taken by a single offender or someone with an accomplice. Extra detectives travel from Perth for search efforts.

Ten days have passed since little disappeared from the remote Blowholes campsite in WA (pictured)

Ten days have elapsed since little vanished from the remote Blowholes campsite, WA (pictured).

‘No way — we love our daughter and want her home,’ Ms Smith said, when she was asked the same question.

She said, “I can’t imagine how it feels for someone, if their kids have had children, they know what it’s like to be a father, and there’s no way that Jake or I could’ve done anything wrong for our daughter,” she added. 

Cleo Smith’s family and friends also condemned heartless trolls who spread damaging theories about the mysterious disappearance of Cleo Smith’s preschooler through a series of ‘distasteful” social media groups. 

Online sleuths, true crime enthusiasts, and others have been circulating wild theories about who might be involved. 

Sammie Wilson, an administrator for the Bring Cleo Smith Home organization – which includes Cleo’s parents as well as close relatives – warned followers to not believe anything posted in conspiracy groups.

Cleo's mother Ellie (left) and her partner Jake Gliddon (left) have remained close to the campsite throughout the extensive sea, land and air search for little Cleo

Cleo’s mother Ellie (left), and her partner Jake Gliddon, (left), stayed close to the campsite during the extensive sea-, land- and air search for Cleo.

Police have dismissed fears missing toddler Cleo Smith (pictured) was stalked at home before she disappeared from a West Australian campsite 50km away

Police dismissed the fears that Cleo Smith, a missing toddler, was stalked at home and then disappeared from a West Australian campsite in 50km.

She wrote that she hated that they were allowed to exist, especially since their intent was clearly not right.

“We do not have control over their actions.”

Some sleuths speculated that word of the couple’s trip, and their destination, may have reached the abductor.

Someone asked the question: “Anybody else reading this crap and thinking that this is some of most stupid banter they have ever heard?” 

Some groups have posted polls asking for followers to vote on their favorite theory of how the missing youngster went missing. Others continue to reiterate information that police have given but are now out of date.

Others have created a comment thread just for posts from mediums and psychics.

Ms Wilson posted the following message on social media. 

“I left one yesterday that I thought was a Find Cleo discussion group. It was just full misinformation and trolling, and people doing absolutely no to help,’ one woman wrote.

Cleo's mother described her as the 'best big sister ever' to her other daughter Isla Mae (right)

Cleo’s mother, Isla Mae, described her as her ‘best big sibling ever’.

Cleo's devastated mother Ellie Smith continues to post fresh appeals for information on her Instagram (pictured) as detectives continue to scour the campground for clues

Cleo’s mother Ellie Smith, who is in shock, continues to post new appeals for information on Instagram (pictured), as detectives continue to search the campground for clues

“When I shared a link to there asking people to join here and take active steps like finding printers in their states or distribution of posters, I was basically slammed. I was also told that I had bad motives.

Another person claimed that she was stopped by the group from trying to share useful information.

Another wrote that “Unfortunately, all missing children have these nasty people making nasty groups to spread there disgusting theories & treat it all like a daily program of soap opera,”

They don’t possess the intelligence to think before they spew their venom.

Don’t pay attention to them, they are just waiting to bully and fight others for entertainment. 

Police believe Cleo was taken from her family tent at the Blowholes Campsite on WA's northwest coast during the early hours of Saturday, October 16 (pictured, search teams)

Police believe Cleo was abducted from her family tent at Blowholes Campsite, WA’s northwest coast, in the early hours Saturday, October 16. (pictured, search team)

It comes after new witnesses told police they saw a car and heard screeching tyres at the Blowholes Campsite, 50km north of Canarvon, where Cleo vanished (pictured)

This happened after new witnesses claimed they saw a car at the Blowholes campsite, 50km north-east of Canarvon. Cleo disappeared (pictured).

Daily Mail Australia was informed by Ms Wilson that the false information was affecting the efforts to locate Cleo.

“Unfortunately, these groups do not violate Facebook’s terms, but I did make it clear that members have a Facebook process to report them if they find distasteful things,” she stated. 

On Monday, Cleo’s stepfather Mr Gliddon broke his silence by sharing an image of the ‘missing’ poster to his Instagram. 

Ms Smith continues posting new information to her Instagram account, including a sweet photo of her daughters. 

Police released an insane recording of Cleo’s voice from a house on Sunday night A CCTV camera was installed in a beach shack, just 20 meters from the tent.

WA Police confirmed that the voice from the missing four-year old can be heard on the motion sensitive camera. This also captures wide-angle photos of anyone entering or leaving the shack. 

The audio was recorded by a CCTV camera located in a beach house just 20 metres away from Cleo’s family tent. 

Premier Mark McGowan on Thursday announced a $1million reward would be offered to anyone with information which leads to Cleo coming home or the arrest and conviction of those responsible for taking her (pictured, Cleo's missing child poster)

Premier Mark McGowan on Thursday announced a $1million reward would be offered to anyone with information which leads to Cleo coming home or the arrest and conviction of those responsible for taking her (pictured, Cleo’s missing child poster)

new witnesses told police they saw a car and heard screeching tyres at the Blowholes Campsite, 50km north of Canarvon, where Cleo (left) vanished

Police received new witnesses who said they saw a car and heard the tyres creaking at the Blowholes Campsite. This is 50km north of Canarvon where Cleo (left), vanished.

WA Police confirmed that the voice of the missing four year old can be heard through the motion-sensitive camera. It also captures wide-angle photos of anyone who enters and leaves the shack. 

Officers examined copies of CCTV footage and determined that the new evidence had helped to place Cleo at the campground the day before she disappeared.

This development is also important because it dispels any suspicions that her parents never brought the child to the camping ground.

“It was just after they arrived. It’s motion-sensitive, so it was by [their vehicle],’ Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde said.

‘It’s very limited… we’ve reviewed that and we believe it’s Cleo’s voice that’s heard on the CCTV.’

Ellie Smith, Ellie Smith’s devastated mother, continues to post appeals for information to her Insta page. Recently, she shared a sweet picture of her two daughters. 

Missing girl Cleo Smith's voice was recorded on this CCTV camera the day before she vanished from her family tent at the Blowholes Campground

Cleo Smith, the missing girl, was captured on this CCTV camera just days before she disappeared from her family tent at Blowholes Campground.

While police are still exploring 'all avenues' with the belief the little girl could be 'anywhere' by now, a top cop said it's more likely Cleo (pictured) is still on home soil

Police are still investigating ‘all avenues’ to find the little girl, believing she could be ‘anywhere’. However, a top cop stated that it’s more likely that Cleo (pictured) is still in her home.

Cleo, four years old, is seen kissing her baby sister Isla Mae on the forehead in this photo.

Cleo was enjoying a day at beach when she posted another heartbreaking picture. She then asked, ‘Where are your baby?’ and followed that with another photo of her daughters describing Cleo as the ‘best big sibling ever’.

The incident occurred after new witnesses claimed they saw a car at Blowholes Campsite in Canarvon 50km north of Canarvon. This is where Cleo vanished.

Superintendent Wilde stated that the car was last seen at 3am on October 16th, when Cleo disappeared.

The car was headed towards Carnarvon, turning south from Blowholes Road.

Other campers have reported that they heard screeching tires leaving the campsite at 3am, which coincides with the timing of the car sighting.

 Superintendent Wilde said the evidence was ‘credible’ and the witnesses only came forward after learning of the possible abduction of the child, having not thought their sighting of the car was significant at the time.

Drone vision shows the Blowholes Campsite near Carnarvon were Cleo vanished

Drone vision shows the Blowholes campsite near Carnarvon where Cleo disappeared

It wasn’t of any great significance to the people at the time. They came forward after hearing the news about Cleo, and realized the significance of what he had to say.

‘Fortunately, they have come forward and passed it on to us so now we are keen to talk to the person driving and anyone else in that vehicle to talk to us.

The witnesses were on their way north on the North West Coastal Highway to work when they spotted the strange vehicle leaving the camping grounds.

They were unable to give any description of the car or how many people were in it as it was too dark.

Superintendent Wilde stated, “We want the person/persons who were in that car to come forward and contact police.”

“We want to find out who they are and what they did.

We believe it was between 3:00 and 3:30 AM. It was a passenger vehicle and not a truck, according to us.

It was originally thought Cleo (pictured) had simply wandered off towards the ocean or the rugged scrublands nearby, however detectives are now convinced Cleo was abducted by a brazen child predator

Cleo (pictured), originally thought that she had just wandered towards either the ocean or the rugged scrublands close by. But detectives now believe Cleo was abducted and taken by a brazen predator child.

Supt Wilde stressed that the driver was not a suspect.

Police are still uncertain if the little girl was taken from her home by a single offender or someone with an accomplice. Extra detectives travel from Perth to aid in the search efforts.

Superintendent Wilde stated that Cleo was not seen in suspicious circumstances when the family arrived at the campsite. There was also no evidence that Cleo had been within the beach shacks, which are a short distance from Cleo’s campsite.

Although detectives have confirmed that there were known sex offenders in the area at Cleo’s disappearance, they are not currently looking for any suspects.

Crime Stoppers is available at 1800 333 000 for any information. 

Here’s everything you need to learn about Cleo’s disappearance

Friday, 6.30pmCleo and her extended family arrive at the campsite just as it begins to get dark. They quickly set up the tent and settled in, while feeding both girls.

Friday 8pmCleo went back to bed, while her younger siblings and parents stayed up for a while.

Saturday 1.30amCleo woke up and asked for water. Ellie looked after her and checked on Isla who was in a crib next to Cleo in one of the tent’s rooms.

Saturday 6amEllie woke to Isla asking her for a bottle. She passed the partition that separated the tent’s two rooms and noticed that the zipper was almost completely open. Cleo was gone.

Saturday’mid-morning ‘Police and emergency personnel arrive to assist in the search.

Sunday:Cleo’s mum posts a desperate plea on Facebook for her daughter to find her.

Sunday/MondayFor the search, volunteers are recruited such as homicide detectives and bush trackers.

Monday: Police confirm that Cleo’s sleeping bag, which was grey and red, also vanished. They have not yet commented on whether there are any marks that could indicate it was dragged out of the tent.

Police confirm that they aren’t ruling out any possibility relating to Cleo’s disappearance.

Tuesday morningWild weather can cause search difficulties.

Daily Mail Australia confirms that Cleo’s ‘interaction’ with her mother was ‘not sinister and that she simply asked for a drink of water.

Tuesday midday: As the storm passes, search continues.

Tuesday, 1.30 p.m.Jake, Cleo’s stepdad and mom, speaks to the media for first time since her disappearance. They reveal key pieces evidence including:

They were almost completely exposed in the tent they were sleeping in. Cleo and Isla slept in the room closest to the entrance. It was unzipped when Ellie woke at 6am. Cleo left Isla unharmed in her crib, but Isla was gone.

Cleo is “not the kind of child to wander off” and would have woken her parents if anything happened, like when she woke up hours earlier to ask for water.

Wednesday: Police confirm that a car was heard “screeching away” from the campsite around 3am.

Assistant Commissioner Darryl Gaunt stated that there are “between 10 and 20” known sex offenders living in the Carnarvon region, but none of them are suspects in Cleo’s disappearance.

He said that he did not have any concerns about it on 6PR Mornings.

“I know that part the investigative strategies have involved reaching out to them and making inquiries about their movements and whereabouts. At this point in time, we’re comfortable where we are with those inquiries.”

Investigators have confirmed that Cleo is too short to open the tent zip on her own, which raises fears that she was abducted.

Thursday, 12.30pm local time (3.30pm EEST)WA Premier Mark McGowan offers a $1million reward for information that leads to Cleo’s return home or the arrest of those responsible.

Sunday: After witnesses provided information that could have been a crucial sighting of a car near the time that the screeching tires were heard at the scene, West Australian Police claim they now have a new lead in their hunt for CleoSmith.

Police confirm that audio of Cleo’s voice was captured by a CCTV camera placed in a beach shack 20 metres from the place where she was staying the day before her disappearance.