The head of the coalface police team on the ground in Carnarvon has returned to the home where he helped rescue Cleo Smith — where he photographed a mobile telephone that has been seized in evidence.
Detective Senior Sergeant Cameron Blaine landed back in Carnarvon on Monday morning, telling reporters that part of the team’s focus was “whether there was anyone else involved” in Cleo’s alleged kidnapping.
One of Det. Sen-Sgt Blaine’s first stops was to the Tonkin Crescent home where Cleo was found in the early hours of Wednesday morning 18 days after she was taken from her parents’ tent at the Blowholes campsite.
He conferred with forensic police still at the scene and was shown a white mobile telephone in a plastic evidence bag, which he photographed before leaving the scene.