By Olivia Day for Daily Mail Australia
Friday October 15th
Cleo arrives at Blowholes Campground around 6:30 p.m. with her mother Ellie Smith, partner Jake Gliddon, and little sister Isla Mae.
They had a “quiet” night and arrived at sunset.
Saturday October 16
1:30 am: The last sighting of Cleo by the parents in the tent she shared with her parents and little sister when the four-year-old asks for water.
6:23 am: Ellie calls 000 to report her eldest daughter missing while she continues to search the campsite.
6.30 a.m.: The first two officers are dispatched from the Carnarvon Police Station. They travel to blowholes primarily with sirens and lights.
6.41 a.m.: A second police car with two other officers is sent to Blowholes, also with a light and a siren.
7.10 a.m.: The first police car arrives. The second was just a few minutes ago.
7.26 a.m.: The local police set up a protected forensic area that is cordoned off to the public and surrounds the family tent in which Cleo was last seen.
7.33 a.m.: A drone operator is called to search from the sky.
7.44 a.m.: A third police car is sent to the blowholes.
8 a.m.: Family and friends of Cleo’s parents begin to come to help find the ground.
Another group of detectives briefly searches Cleo’s house to make sure she isn’t there.
They then drive to blowholes and start stopping cars that are entering and exiting the area.
8.09 a.m.: A local company helicopter arrived at the scene and began searching when police asked an SES team to take part in the search for blowholes.
8.24 a.m.: Police air squadrons and volunteer sea seekers are called to help with the search.
8.34 a.m.: Roadblocks are erected at the entrance to Blowholes while detectives collect the names, registration details and addresses of people who come and go. Police search cars.
9.25 a.m.: Nine SES personnel arrive at the blowholes to help with the search.
Investigators, bounty hunters and Australian federal police officers have spent two and a half weeks looking for missing four-year-old Cleo (pictured)
9.30am: Detectives sit down with a desperate Ellie and stay by her side for the rest of the day while other search parties look for Cleo.
11 a.m .: Major Crime Division homicide detectives are called and travel from Perth to help with the search.
1 p.m .: More murder detectives and search experts are flown in from Perth.
3 p.m .: Officers and search experts arrive in Carnarvon to offer their expertise.
Sunday 17th October
Ms. Smith uses social media to seek help finding her missing daughter.
A Facebook post uploaded at 1:45 am on Sunday read, “It’s been over 24 hours since I last saw the twinkle in my little girl’s eyes.
“Please help me find it!
“If you hear or see something, please call the police!”
The police suspect that Cleo was kidnapped.
Monday October 18th
The police released a picture of the red and gray sleeping bag that was missing from Cleo’s tent.
Cleo’s biological father is questioned by the police in Mandurah and asked for a statement about what he does voluntarily.
WA police, with the help of SES members, volunteers and airplanes, continue the land hunt for Cleo, with officers searching nearby shacks and vehicles in the area.
Tuesday October 19th
Cleo’s mother Ellie Smith and partner Jake Gliddon make their first appearance in front of the media and describe the horrific moment when they realized the little girl was missing.
Ms. Smith says her four-year-old never left the tent alone.
Police release new pictures of Cleo and the pink and blue one-piece she wore the night she went missing to aid the investigation.
Investigators are asking anyone who was on or near the campsite on October 15 to contact the police.
Wednesday October 20th
Police revealed that the zipper of the family tent, which was found wide open by her mother at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, was too high for Cleo.
Officials say they have “not ruled out” reports of campers hearing the sound of tires screeching in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Deputy Police Commissioner Daryl Gaunt confirms that the officers are investigating the whereabouts of 20 registered sex offenders in the Carnarvon area.
Thursday October 21
The WA government is offering a $ 1 million reward for information leading to Cleo’s location announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan.
“All Western Australians’ thoughts are with Cleo’s family at an incredibly difficult time,” said McGowan.
“We all pray for a positive outcome.”
The speed of the reward – within a few days of its disappearance – was unprecedented.
Pictured: Police are investigating the rubbish found near the Blowholes campsite in remote WA. was left behind
Monday October 25th
WA police confirm that Cleo was definitely at the campsite – on CCTV footage from a camera installed in a beach hut just 20 meters from the family tent she disappeared from.
Tuesday October 26th
Forensic officers and detectives spent much of the day at their home in Carnarvon, 900 km north of Perth, Tuesday, walking away with two bags of evidence.
Although investigators had previously visited the house, it was the first time that they thoroughly searched the house with a forensic team.
Acting WA Police Commissioner Col Blanch said the search of the family home was “standard practice” and did not suggest that Cleo’s disappearance was a suspect.
Wednesday October 27th
WA Police forensic scientists return to Blowholes Campground and are seen collecting soil samples from a series of bonfires near cabins in the area.
The federal government announced that Australian federal police officers have been drafted to aid forensic and intelligence efforts.
Friday October 29th
The police return to the Blowholes camp to analyze the area with drones.
Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde returns to Blowholes Campground to join the search for Cleo when the search hits the two week mark.
He confirms that national and international agencies are involved in the search for Cleo.
Sunday October 31st
Detectives knocked on a row of houses along the North West Coastal Highway in the North Plantations, 3 miles from Cleo’s hometown, Sunday.
Monday 1st November
Detectives are sorting piles of trash from trash cans on the side of the road hundreds of kilometers from the campsite from which she disappeared.
The material was transported to Perth, where forensic scientists and recruits searched hundreds of bags looking for items that might have helped them find Cleo.
The officials advocate dashcam and CCTV recordings from a radius of 1000 km around the place where the four-year-old disappeared.
Police renew an appeal to more companies in Carnarvon to provide footage and go door-to-door in an industrial area on the outskirts of the city.
Her delighted mother Ellie (pictured with Cleo, her partner, and younger daughter) broke her silence the morning Cleo was found and shared a series of love heart emojis on Instagram
Wednesday 3rd November
After two and a half weeks of searching, Cleo Smith is found alive and well in the early hours of November 3rd.
WA Deputy Police Commissioner Col Blanch confirmed shortly before 7:00 a.m. AEST that little Cleo is alive and well and reunited with her relieved parents.
‘One of the officers took her in his arms and asked her,’ What’s your name? ‘ he said. ‘She said,’ My name is Cleo ‘. “
Ellie Smith posted on social media: “Our family is whole again”.
A Carnarvon man is currently in custody and is being interrogated by detectives.
On October 19, Ellie Smith (pictured) and her partner Jake Gliddon appeared in front of the media for the first time, asking the public to report any information “large or small”.