The Australian authorities have offered a reward of one million Australian dollars for information that helps to find the whereabouts of

Cleo Smith

, a four-year-old girl whose disappearance on Saturday from a campsite in the west of the country is reminiscent of the famous case of

Madeleine McCann

in 2007.

"I urge anyone who knows Cleo's whereabouts to give that information to the police," said Western Australian Head of State Mark McGowan, announcing in the city of Perth the reward, equivalent to $ 750,000 or $ 640,000. euros for the information.

Cleo - who was inside a tent at the Blowholes campsite, about 875 kilometers north of Perth, with her mother Ellie Smith, and her stepfather Jake Gliddon

- was last seen at 1.30am

when woke up to ask for water.

When the couple woke up, about five hours later, both the little girl and her sleeping bag had disappeared, a fact that led to an intense search with police and soldiers by land, sea and air.

The authorities have already questioned about twenty pedophiles in the area and are trying to track down all the people who camped in the area, according to the Nine News channel.

"We hope to find Cleo alive, but we fear a lot for her safety," acknowledged Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde, who believes that the minor was kidnapped.

For his part, Inspector Jon Munday told reporters yesterday that the fact that the closure of the entrance to the tent where the little girl slept was open has triggered alarms about her safety, since it is presumed that

she was not high enough to open.

British detective Graham Hill, who traveled to Portugal to help solve the mysterious disappearance of Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in 2007 at the age of three from a room where she slept with her brothers Amelie and Sean in an apartment where spent the holidays, also believes that Chloe was not lost.

"I'd say it

's a long shot that he got up, walked away, and took the sleeping bag.

I think that's highly unlikely because there would be some kind of alteration. It would look where he dragged the sleeping bag and how far? Is a four-year-old going to arrive in the dark? "he told the West Australian newspaper yesterday.

"I miss you, I love you, come home," his mother implores in one of the messages on Instagram.

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