Rio Rancho police cancel Silver Alert for 70-year-old man

Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Police have canceled a Silver Alert for a Rio Rancho man.

According to Rio Rancho Police, 70-year-old Daniel Smith was found on State Road Four on Monday night. He had walked away from his daughter at Stapleton Elementary School.

Police say Smith suffers from Dementia and Alzheimer’s and requires daily medication to prevent hallucinations. He did receive medical treatment once found. 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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