Cleo Smith, who went missing from his tent in a remote part of Western Australia on October 16, was found Wednesday by police at a home in Cornwall, near where he was staying with his family.
A 36-year-old man unrelated to the family was arrested Wednesday. The head of the investigation, Commissioner Rod Wilde, said “I acted alone” And his indictment is due Thursday.
The injured person was admitted to the hospital after the arrest. “He came back to the police station and is being questioned.”Mr. Wild told reporters.
Police believe the abduction may not have been planned “Opportunistic”, Did not mention the charges against him.
The death of Cleo Smith sparked great excitement and a resurgence of unity in Australia.
The announcement that his discovery in a locked house was “safe and sound” sparked the delight of many Australians who feared tragic consequences. “Our family is happy again”, His mother Ellie Smith was delighted in a message with a photo of her daughter posted on Instagram.
The girl’s family home is in the small town of Carnarvon, a few kilometers from where she was found, and was immediately decorated with balloons and welcome boards by locals.
Cameron Plane, one of the officers who monitored the girl, said that Cleo, who went to Cleo after he left the hospital for a medical examination, was fine.
At 6 a.m. on October 16, Cleo’s mother woke up to find the family tent open and her eldest daughter missing, prompting an extensive search by land, air and sea.
Intensive research mobilized about 100 police officers over two weeks.