Elexis Pinks' family said the 12-year-old has been found safe.
After 7 p.m., police were called to 55th and Rinker Road. Elexis's mother told police Elexis took their dog outside on a leash. The dog returned, still on the leash, but Elexis hadn't been seen or heard from since 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Police, friends and neighbors canvassed the area searching for Elexis Wednesday night.