A footprint on the roof of a car is being closely examined as potential evidence in the case of a missing three-year-old girl.
QLD preschooler Chloe Campbell was discovered missing by her mother, Tammy, at 7am yesterday.
Despite a search that went on throughout the night with the aid of a police helicopter capable of infrared searching there has been no trace of Chloe found.
Her disappearance is making worldwide headlines for its similarities to that of missing Madeleine McCann.
The family, from the town of Childers, south of Bundaberg, was obviously distraught yesterday. Her mother alerted the police yesterday at 7am. It has been reported that her parents last saw her at 1am – when they went to bed after watching TV.
Her anguished father, Garth Campbell, made a plea to Nine News saying that his daughter was his best friend, the closest thing to the “son he always wanted” and he just wanted her back.
Chloe had been asleep in the lounge room with her two older sisters, with a window open.
The police discovered a footprint on the roof of a car, which was parked below the window, and neighbours reported seeing a man near the family’s home on Wednesday night.
Chloe’s two older sisters Janae, eight, and Britney, five, heard nothing. Janae who woke in the middle of the night to use the bathroom said she noticed then that Chloe was not on the lounge, but she thought the girl had gone into their parent’s room to sleep.
Chloe was dressed in a white shirt with butterflies and bees on it and yellow pants.