Cleo Smith Search: Police return to Carnarvon family home as Scott Morrison reveals AFP is involved

Forensic scientists have returned to the Carnarvon family home of the missing four-year-old girl Cleo Smith.

On Tuesday, they spent nearly four hours in the home where mother Ellie Smith, stepfather Jake Gliddon and sister Isla live.

In the video above, Cleo’s parents make a desperate plea for information

The police packed up and left just after noon.

The last time they were in the house, they confined their investigation to the outside of the property.

This time their focus was on the inside of the house.

Forensic scientists and detectives were locked into the home by Gliddon, who spent a short time inside before giving officers the thumbs up and driving away.

Forensic scientists have returned to the Carnarvon family home of the missing four-year-old girl Cleo Smith.
Forensic scientists have returned to the Carnarvon family home of the missing four-year-old girl Cleo Smith. Credit: 7NEWS

A spokesman for the police told 7NEWS that it was just a routine part of the ongoing investigation.

Cleo’s parents are not in any way implicated in Cleo’s disappearance.

The search of the home comes after police spent much of Saturday investigating the home’s windows and fence line.

They were looking for any indication that if anyone snatched Cleo, they could have been stalking her in the days or weeks leading up to her alleged abduction.

At present, the police have not identified any suspects.

Police on their first visit to Carnarvon's home for Cleo Smith's family.
Police on their first visit to Carnarvon’s home for Cleo Smith’s family. Credit: 7NEWS

Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke about Cleo’s disappearance on radio on Tuesday afternoon, revealing that the Australian Federal Police are involved and using secret technology to try to get rid of the case.

“I just want to assure everyone over there in WA, especially the family and friends of poor Cleo, that this really captures the country’s mind,” Morrison said.

“It has certainly captured our minds here – our hearts just go out to them.

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“I just think the whole nation is just waiting and hoping and praying – we certainly do.”

“But in terms of technology and craftsmanship, AFP has some very advanced opportunities, leading, not just here in Australia, but all over the world.

“As much as I want to reveal exactly what some of them are and how they are used, we certainly cannot talk about it in the air.

“But AFP is there, they have joined that process.

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Scott Morrison has spoken about AFP’s involvement in the search for Cleo Smith. Credit: AAP

“I’m very happy to say that they are helping in every way they can, through their intelligence skills, their technology and their forensic skills.

“I just hope we can find Cleo, I just really do.

“I just think the whole nation is just waiting and hoping and praying – we certainly do.”

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