Cleo Smith search: Mum Ellie posts heartbreaking TikTok video of daughter

Peter DevlinThe West Australian
VideoNew lead in Cleo Smith investigation after police seize CCTV

Cleo Smith’s mum Ellie has made a heartbreaking video showing a compilation of her missing daughter in happier times.

On a newly created TikTok account, Ms Smith posted a montage video of Cleo and their family over the top of the song ‘Home’ by Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors and Bebe Rexha.

Two clips from the video show Cleo dancing. Another picture shows Cleo and her stepdad Jake Gliddon holding hands. Ms Smith also included images of missing posters.

Ms Smith captioned the video: “Bring my baby home #bringcleohome”.

The video quickly gained attention online, with many showing their support for the family.

“I wish I could help you right now. My heart breaks for your family. I pray she comes home safely,” one person wrote.

The latest social media post comes after Ellie Smith and her partner Jake Gliddon spoke to 7NEWS’ Flashpoint on Monday night.

Ms Smith said her mother’s instinct told her “straight away” that Cleo had not just wandered off from their Blowholes campsite near Carnarvon — someone had snatched her from their shared tent. It was an act, she described as being “absolutely disgusting”.

Missing girl Cleo Smith.
Camera IconMissing girl Cleo Smith. Credit: TikTok

Detectives have revealed they are desperately searching for the driver of a car seen in the vicinity of the camp site in the early hours of the morning Cleo was abducted.

Lead investigator, Det-Supt Rod Wilde, said “credible sources” had seen a car turn right off Blowholes Road on to North West Coastal Highway between 3am and 3.30am.

Cleo was last seen in the tent about 1.30am when her mum got her a drink of water.

Premier Mark McGowan on Tuesday urged anyone with knowledge about the disappearance of Cleo to come forward — or face living with the guilt.

“If people can find Cleo and bring her home to her family, the reward is there,” he said.

“We all would hate to think that we had some knowledge that could have saved the life of a little girl and we didn't pass it on.

“So just pass on whatever you have in your knowledge, and you could be in receipt of a million dollars but more importantly, you could save the life of a little girl.”

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