Cleo Smith Investigation: Detectives Focus on Car in Alleged Kidnapper Terence Kelly’s Driveway

Detectives investigating the abduction of four-year-old WA girl Cleo Smith spent part of Tuesday searching a car parked in the driveway of her accused kidnappers.

Terence Darrell Kelly has been charged with Cleo’s kidnapping and was transferred from Carnarvon to Casuarina Prison in Perth on Friday last week.

Forensic scientists were seen in the driveway of Kelly’s home Tuesday, wearing protective suits, masks and boots so as not to contaminate the place.

Both the inside and outside of the car, a silver Mazda SUV, were photographed and stickered, and the inside of the car was searched.

One of the four officers involved in Cleo’s rescue, Detective Sergeant Cameron Blaine, also visited Kelly’s property to speak with officers Tuesday.

Police are searching for this silver-colored Mazda SUV parked in the driveway of Terence Kelly's home in Carnarvon.
Police are searching for this silver-colored Mazda SUV parked in the driveway of Terence Kelly’s home in Carnarvon. Credit: 7NEWS
Terence Kelly has been charged with Cleo's kidnapping and was transferred from Carnarvon to Casuarina Prison in Perth on Friday last week.
Terence Kelly has been charged with Cleo’s kidnapping and was transferred from Carnarvon to Casuarina Prison in Perth on Friday last week. Credit: Jul, Pip/7NEWS

Police have been at the home ever since Cleo was rescued last Wednesday, 18 days after she disappeared from the Blowholes campground.

They have been seen removing bags of evidence from Kelly’s property, including a cell phone, Bratz doll, pencils and crayons.

Blaine said detectives would remain in Carnarvon until at least the end of this week.

Detective Cameron Blaine is wearing a protective mask in the forensic tent outside Terence Kelly's home.
Detective Cameron Blaine is wearing a protective mask in the forensic tent outside Terence Kelly’s home. Credit: 7NEWS

They’re trying to find out if anyone else was involved in or aware of Cleo’s alleged abduction.

“Our focus this week is for us to find out if anyone else was involved,” Detective Blaine said Monday.

“That is why we are still here.

Cleo Smith and mother Ellie outside Carnarvon police station Tuesday.
Cleo Smith and mother Ellie outside Carnarvon police station Tuesday. Credit: 7NEWS

“So we’re just asking if anyone had any contact with Mr Kelly, if you saw him, if you met with him, if you spoke to him on the phone during the relevant period to make yourself known to the police. “

Cleo, her mother Ellie Smith and stepfather Jake Gliddon were photographed visiting Carnarvon police station on Tuesday.

Kelly is due to appear in court again in December.

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