New Mexico State Police have issued an endangered missing person advisory for a 10-year-old girl from Rio Rancho.
Alexandra Greenwall was last seen on Wednesday, Oct. 29. State police had said she may be on the Rail Runner trying to get to Madrid, New Mexico, though they said Thursday afternoon she may still be in the area.
Rio Rancho police said late Thursday evening the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now involved in the search. RRPD, the Bernalillo Co. Sheriff’s Office and Albuquerque police are also involved in the investigation.
Thursday evening, at least a dozen officers were searching house-to-house in her neighborhood in northwest Rio Rancho, trying to find her.
“We have checked the backyards of all the neighborhoods surrounding the area,” said Lt. Paul Rodgers, of the Rio Rancho Police Department. “We are now in the process of redoubling that effort and checking again to ensure that there isn’t something that we missed. We are also making contact with her friends.”
She left home at 6:40 a.m. Thursday. Greenwall is described as 4’5″ and 61 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
“She ran away this morning,” said her mother, Catherine Allen. “We had a fight yesterday; she was really upset and we think that she might be hiding somewhere. We think that she is in the area.”
Thursday night, KOB learned she likely ran away with two backpacks full of clothes. Police say they found one of those backpacks near the family’s home on Idaho Creek Rd., though they still have found no sign of Alexandra.
RRPD Lt. Paul Rodgers said nightful makes the search more difficult and the cold temperatures adds to the immediacy of this search.
An AMBER Alert hasn’t been issued because she was not abducted, nor has there been any sign of foul play at this time, according to police. State police require one of those criterion be met before issuing an AMBER Alert.
The Rio Rancho School District did call it an AMBER Alert earlier Thursday, though state police said that one has not been issued. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children confirms there is no active Amber Alert for Alexandra.
Anyone with information on Alexandra’s whereabouts should contact Rio Rancho police at (505)-891-7226.