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zedx

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No error if the West Australian newspaper has not jumped the gun.


People as far south as Perth and Bunbury have been asked for dash-cam footage as police continue the desperate search for Cleo Smith.

Authorities today pleaded with West Aussies who were within a 1000 kilometre radius of the Blowholes campsite and who may have vision of the four-year-old to get in contact.

The wide scope stretches from the midway point between Port Hedland and Broome in WA’s north, the edge of the Gibson Desert Nature Reserve in the east, right through to Bunbury in the South West.

In particular, police want vision recorded between 6pm on Friday and 6pm on Sunday.

“Detectives are calling for anyone with CCTV or dash-camera footage that may assist with the investigation,” a statement issued by WA Police said.

“In particular, detectives are seeking dash-cam, CCTV or any other footage within a 1000KM radius of the Blowholes campsite near Carnarvon.”.

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1000k is a big distance, but WA has many long long roads. That will be a lot of footage to review!!
 

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A staggering amount. Are they looking for a specific vehicle/s perhaps?

Interesting point. It would seem a little strange to be looking for her in dashcam or CCTV footage because I wouldn't think dashcams would get a good look at vehicle occupants and even CCTV footage unless she got out of the car at a petrol station or something (which is highly risky) you probably wouldn't be able to tell Cleo from any number of other 4 year olds who might get caught on camera.

Calling for dashcam footage from such a huge area certainly sounds like they might be looking to track down specific vehicles and where they went. Someone registered at the campsite who had left by the following morning perhaps? If they know what vehicle they drove they could be looking to see roughly which way it went
 

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Just another thought dashcam footage could be a subtle way of tracking down a specific vehicle without alerting the driver.

Say for instance, you have one or two potential persons of interest and you want to see where they went without letting them know you're onto them on the off chance Cleo is still alive and broadcasting they're looking for a white 2004 Toyota Land Cruiser might prompt a kidnapper to kill Cleo and flee in a different vehicle
 

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Don't know if this link will work properly but in a recent FB post, WAPOL are asking a bit more specifically, and have excluded anything south of Lancelin (for those unfamiliar with WA, that excludes Perth).



In particular, detectives are seeking dashcam, CCTV or any other footage within a 1000KM radius of the Blowholes campsite near Carnarvon but only as far south as Lancelin.
The specific footage requested is that recorded between 6pm on Friday 15 October and 6pm on Sunday 17 October 2021.
Detectives are seeking all footage between these parameters and are particularly interested in:
• Motel check in and communal areas
• Service stations
• Fast food outlets and bakeries
• Truck stops and free camping areas
• Children’s clothing stores
• Pharmacies and cosmetic stores
• Camping stores

Edit - nope didn't work, try this

 

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in a recent FB post, WAPOL are asking a bit more specifically, and have excluded anything south of Lancelin

That explains why they deleted the tweet about this that had the blanket 1000km radius.
There is no replacement tweet yet.

And the West Australian newspaper is yet to update/correct it's article on this to align with the WAPOL latest on this and exclude south of Lancelin.
 

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In particular, detectives are seeking dashcam, CCTV or any other footage within a 1000KM radius of the Blowholes campsite near Carnarvon but only as far south as Lancelin.
The specific footage requested is that recorded between 6pm on Friday 15 October and 6pm on Sunday 17 October 2021.
Detectives are seeking all footage between these parameters and are particularly interested in:
• Motel check in and communal areas
• Service stations
• Fast food outlets and bakeries
• Truck stops and free camping areas
• Children’s clothing stores
• Pharmacies and cosmetic stores
• Camping stores

Good that they have asked that everyone from Perth to Bunbury not send in all their dashcam, CCTV and home smart cameras and other footage.

Not sure the WAPOL servers could have coped.
 

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Just on TV now news flash with pic of detective walking to small plane carrying a paper bag- stating crucial new evidence being taken to Perth (or words to that effect) not sure if it was just hype - but thats what I just saw!!
 

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Good that they have asked that everyone from Perth to Bunbury not send in all their dashcam, CCTV and home smart cameras and other footage.

Not sure the WAPOL servers could have coped.

Frustratingly this dash-cam footage appeal may also lead to many false/irrelevant sightings of many little blond headed girls, but I guess any remote chance they are Cleo, must be investigated...

Accordingly a team of people have got a lot of challenging work ahead of them - fortunately most dash-cams are HD cameras these days, so in most cases they won't looking at low resolution footage depicting the moon landings...
 

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Good that they have asked that everyone from Perth to Bunbury not send in all their dashcam, CCTV and home smart cameras and other footage.

Not sure the WAPOL servers could have coped.

Now I'm wondering if automatic numberplate recognition technology can be applied to dashcam and CCTV footage, wouldn't that be something!
 

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Now I'm wondering if automatic numberplate recognition technology can be applied to dashcam and CCTV footage, wouldn't that be something!

A bit like the recently released Apple IOS 15 handy built in live text recognition feature.

'One of the handy new features arriving with iOS 15 is the option to quickly recognize text and select, copy, paste, and lookup in both the Camera and Photos app. Let’s looks at how iPhone Live Text OCR works from photos to screenshots and handwriting too.'
 

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Just on TV now news flash with pic of detective walking to small plane carrying a paper bag- stating crucial new evidence being taken to Perth (or words to that effect) not sure if it was just hype - but thats what I just saw!!
Crucial...
A game changer?
A breakthrough?
 

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I think they know the vehicle

There's probably at least one vehicle in their sights that they are looking for, from all the footage and public info so far.

Hopefully it's not just a stolen vehicle or one with false numberplates with nothing to do with Cleo.
 

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In ChampRevesby's quality pic yesterday of the tent at the crime scene, you can clearly see a side entrance on the left side of the tent (matching the Coleman 10P Gold as the 8P Silver has no side entrances), and the 2 square shaped back windows. So the other 3 entrances to this 4 doored tent are on the right side and the back side of the tent.

Now to figure out which direction the beach is in this pic.
Should not be too hard to work out from the light in this pic and positioning of the nearby buildings and other surrounding things if you go back to the original Ch9 video (linked in this thread) that this picture appears to have been taken from.




in another media photograph the building behind the tent has no. 28 on it - see above to the rear left of the pergola - facing away from the ocean as viewed. If you go into Youtube link in the website linked in next paragraph at the 5 minute and about 45 seconds there is a clear shot of no. 28. at 5 minutes and 54 seconds there is another clear shot of no. 28. In both of these shots the writing of no. 28 is clearly visible.

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The guy that did the above youtube video has a website. http://www.wanowandthen.com/. Open the Q letter, and he has great information about Quobba site. He also has still photographs of the different shacks which include no. 28. It seems the Blowholes are over a kilometre north of the camping ground. The shoreline at the camping ground is white sand.

These shots from the video show things that have no been demolished including the structure with the tank on top. The ocean is behind 28 as you see it in the below shot. It appears to me the tent was set up to the left of where this tank thing used to be in the below photo, but in the first shot above the tent is behind where the structure was.

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If you use google earth then go down to street view and walk yourself down the entrance road to the campsite area no. 28 building is visible but the street view doesn't show the writing 28 because it is 2008.







and below is where I believe the tent was relevant to 28. 28 appears to be the only elongated building and still stands.

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There's probably at least one vehicle in their sights that they are looking for, from all the footage and public info so far.

Hopefully it's not just a stolen vehicle or one with false numberplates with nothing to do with Cleo.
I think they know the exact vehicle. They have footage of her on site. Moved straight to abduction.

My gut feel is they're trying to determine thr vehicles where about now without alerting the driver in case she is still alive.
 

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People here know more on this than I do but if she was abducted, surely today's media blitz would've spooked the perpetrator.
 

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What is the requirement for QR coding in WA?

Or have WAPOL taken a back step after the criticism of the Nick Martin shooting and use of QR code info without permissions?

* no I havent read all the thread
 
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