Cleo Smith: Bratz dolls and crayons taken 'as evidence' from house where child was held

Forensic officers were reportedly seen taking dozens of bags of evidence from the house where Cleo Smith was found – containing items such as Bratz dolls and boxes of pens, crayons, crafts and children’s clothing

The suspect was pictured holding Bratz dolls

Bratz dolls and colored pencils were reportedly taken from the house where Cleo Smith was being held as evidence.

Terence Darrell Kelly, 36, is said to have kidnapped little Cleo in the early hours of October 16 at a campsite where she was on vacation with her family.

The girl’s disappearance sparked a major search in Australia until officials found her alive and well in a locked house on Wednesday last week – 18 days after her disappearance.

Kelly is reportedly obsessed with dolls and local websites in Australia where Kelly first held Bratz dolls while wearing a T-shirt that said “Bratz”.

Dolls were reportedly taken as evidence
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Forensic scientists have now been seen removing dozens of bags of evidence containing items such as Bratz dolls and boxes of pens, colored pencils, crafts and children’s clothing. the Daily Mail reports.

Several fake Facebook accounts that are believed to have been used by Kelly have emerged since Kelly’s arrest.

He allegedly created fake social media profiles with photos of his doll collection.

Pens and colored pencils were also taken out of the house as evidence, reports say
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When asked about Kelly’s alleged obsession with dolls and whether he might have used them to lure Cleo, police said they would not comment.

On Friday, the state Justice Department announced that suspect Kelly had been flown to a maximum security prison in Perth.

When Cleo went missing on October 16, she was at Quobba Blowholes campsite on the first night of her vacation.

The suspect reportedly had a room full of dolls
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Cleo had gone to bed in a tent for the night on an air mattress next to her sister’s cot.

When her mother woke up the next day, the young girl was gone and the tent door was open.

Ms. Smith insisted that her daughter could not have left the tent alone, which immediately raised fears that she had been abducted.

Cleo Smith was brought back to her family
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The missing four-year-old’s first words when she was found by police were, “My name is Cleo”.

In a statement released after Cleo was found, her parents Ellie Smith and Jake Gliddon said, “We are so grateful that our little girl is back in our arms and our family is whole again.”

The suspect is due to appear in court on December 6th.

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