Detective-Senior Sergeant Cameron Blaine mentioned afterward at a news conference that Cleo was in good well being. “It’s really good to see that she’s adjusted,” he mentioned. “She’s getting some sleep, she’s playing in the backyard, exactly how you would expect of my daughter when she was 4.”
She’s going to nonetheless should be interviewed by child-specialist officers to find out what precisely occurred throughout her abduction, the police mentioned.
There was a way of unease in Carnarvon following the arrest, native media reported. After one information station mistakenly reported that an Aboriginal man was the individual in custody, he was reportedly inundated with threats. The information station later apologized.
The native authorities has called on residents to “maintain our unity, positivity and community spirit,” and the police requested residents to not theorize concerning the case on-line.
“Please don’t speculate, don’t get on Facebook, type in wild theories. There’s been a lot of it through this investigation. It’s unhelpful, we see that it’s untrue, it only damages people,” Mr. Wilde, the lead detective, said on native radio.
On Thursday night time, a put up on a Fb profile that presupposed to belong to the suspect had attracted over 3,000 feedback, and folks on-line circulated lists of social media handles they believed belonged to him.