Video settings

Please Log in to update your video settings

Video will begin in 5 seconds.

Video settings

Please Log in to update your video settings

Mummy 'went for a walk this morning'

The Baden-Clay girls tell detectives their father was "trying to keep calm for us" on the morning their mother Allison went missing. Nine News

PT2M56S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-39y73 620 349

Allison Baden-Clay’s youngest daughter sat in a small police interview room, clutching a purple Teletubbie toy and flipping her pink thongs, as she spoke to two detectives on the day her mother disappeared.

“Mummy went off for a walk I think,” she said in a soft voice.

“We think she twisted her ankle.”

The search for Allison Baden-Clay.

The search for Allison Baden-Clay. Photo: Marissa Calligeros

It had been eight hours since her father, Gerard Baden-Clay, had reported his wife missing.

The child's interview with police was played to Brisbane’s Supreme Court on Thursday where Mr Baden-Clay stands trial charged with his wife’s murder.

He has pleaded not guilty.

Car parked outside the Baden-Clay's home in Brookfield.

Car parked outside the Baden-Clay's home in Brookfield. Photo: Court Exhibit

The little girl, dressed in her green school uniform, said her mother was gone when she woke up on the morning of April 20, 2012.

“We saw that Mum was gone and then we searched for her and had a search party and everyone was searching for Mum,” she said.

One of the police officers asked: “Can you tell me how Mum and Dad were getting along last night during dinner and after dinner?”

The girl answered: “I don’t know.”

She said she had watched television with her sisters that morning while her father made their school lunches.

Mr Baden-Clay took off his glasses and wiped tears from his eyes as he watched the video.

His family was seated in the front row of the public gallery, directly behind him. His late wife’s family was seated on the opposite side of the gallery.

Ten days after she was reported missing, Mrs Baden-Clay’s body was found by a canoeist on the muddy banks of Kholo Creek about 14 kilometres from the Baden-Clays' Brookfield home.

The court was also played a video recording of an interview with the Baden-Clays’ eldest daughter on June 27 at the Surfers Paradise police station, nearly two months after her mother’s body had been found.

She told detectives her family owned two cars: a silver Captiva, which they called Sparky, and a white Prado, which they called Snowy.

Sparky was her mum’s car, while Snowy was driven by her dad.

Detectives asked the girl whether she had heard any car noises on the night before her mother disappeared.

“No,” she replied.

She said she had gone to the kitchen to get a glass of water about 10 minutes after going to bed and had seen her father returning from the garage wearing his pyjamas.

The detectives asked the girl about the conversations she had had with her father on the morning her mother was reported missing.

“He was just trying to be confident for us … but he was worried,” she said.

The trial before Justice John Byrne continues.