Parents: Family dog found Alexandra Greenwall

Rio Rancho girl returns, but questions remain

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Alexandra Greenwall’s family says their dog found her, but one neighbor says he saw something strange right before police say she returned home.

Now,neighbors want answers about the search that shut down their street.

There are so many unanswered questions surrounding Greenwall’s disappearance, like where did the 10-year-old go for nearly four days and why? Also, how did the 5th grader return home completely unharmed?

Rio Rancho police say the case isn’t adding up and now neighbors are beginning to wonder.

“There seems to be something that somebody knows that they’re not telling us,” said one man who didn’t want to be identified.

Greenwall vanished from her home sometime Wednesday night or Thursday morning. After days of searching in the air and on the ground, Greenwall appeared at her home on Saturday night, according to police.

“Just like the little girl disappears for two days and shows back up without police or anybody else finding her? That’s just a little strange,” said another neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.

Neighbors tell KRQE News 13 they saw a mysterious white van with a blue stripe lingering on her street Saturday evening just moments before Alexandra returned. They also say the parents told them they found Greenwall hiding in a bush nearby.

KRQE News 13 spoke with the girl and her family Sunday and reached back out to them Monday. The family says their dog found her.

“I am glad the doggy found her,” said Alexandra’s brother.

Police wouldn’t comment on any of the allegations.

Neighbors want to know how the girl returned without being spotted by search crews. They say they deserve answers about a case that shut down their neighborhood and had them worried.

“I’d like to know the story,” said a neighbor of the family. “I think that we are owed at least a little bit of that as to what happened.”

As for the white van, Alexandra’s mom says her daughter was on foot the entire time she was gone. Police wouldn’t comment on that statement either.

Alexandra did not go to school on Monday. Her family says they are going to counseling starting Tuesday and aren’t sure when she will return to class.

KRQE News 13 reached out to the Children, Youth and Families Department to see if they were called regarding this case, and they said no. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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