‘My name is Cleo’: Police release audio of moment kidnapped Australian 4-year-old Is Recovered


The world rejoices after a 4-yearold girl was found physically intact 18 days after her kidnapping. Cleo Smith was snatched from her family’s tent while they were camping in Western Australia. 

Cleo’s rescue from her locked home Wednesday on Wednesday was captured in an emotional audio.

“What’s your name sweetheart?”An officer questions the little girl.

“My name is Cleo,”She responds.

Cleo’s rescue has special meaning for Katie Beers, who was kidnapped in 1993 when she was 10 years old and later rescued by police.

“My god, how devastating for her, for her family, but so grateful that she had a happy ending,”Beers inside Edition

Beers was kept in captivity for 17 days. She was tied around the neck in an underground soundproof bunker her kidnapper had built under his Bay Shore, Long Island home.

“I was able to watch the news. I understood a little bit of what was going on in the outside world. And I’ve always said that I think that if the media stopped reporting on my story, I think I might’ve given up hope, and then that would have made me think that my family had given up hope that I would ever be found,”Beers.

The suspect in Cleo’s kidnapping has been identified as 36-year-old Terry Kelly. Terry Kelly, 36, is believed to be obsessed by Bratz dolls and posting on social media. “I love taking my dolls for drive arounds and doing their hair and taking selfies in public.”

News cameras captured a brief glimpse of Kelly inside a moving ambulance. Kelly’s head was reportedly bandaged after another prisoner beat him.

Cleo was searched for by millions of Australians, who were desperate to find her.

“There wasn’t a dry eye in Australia when we heard that audio of police saying, ‘What’s your name?’ [And Cleo answering] ‘My name is Cleo.’ It was just a heart-stopping moment,” Ashlee Mullany of 7 News Australia said.

Kelly was charged with one count forcibly taking another child.