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Rutland residents worry about mystery girl

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Teresa Felix says she still worries about an unsolved incident in May, when police launched a massive search for a missing girl. Felix's business is across Route 4 from where the girl was said to have gone missing. Felix says the afternoon the girl vanished a male customer's behavior caused red flags, so she reported it to the police.

"We went over and over and over what he looked like, what he was driving. They took his plastic ware; it was still on the top of the trash, so they took that. They checked my Wi-Fi for any information," Felix said.

But since the two-day search, no little girl has been found. Felix says her family is still worried.

"They had trouble sleeping for a while," Felix said. "I still have my 4-year-old wonders is that little girl still lost in the woods and is she alone?"

No girl has been reported missing either, which has led other neighbors to raise questions about the girl's existence. Like Tricia Patch who lives on West Proctor Road where the majority of the search was conducted. Patch says the people she has talked with believe the evidence just isn't adding up.

"Everyone just doesn't believe it, that it was true," Patch said. "They don't understand why nothing has turned up so far. From everyone's understanding the cops still aren't looking. No children have been reported missing. We are kind of just like it wasn't true at all."

And although residents are divided over whether the girl is real, they agree on one thing: They just want answers from police.

"There are so many possibilities, but she is still not found. And we still have no answers and everyone has questions," Felix said.

We reached out to Vermont State Police who declined to go on camera, but said they are actively investigating the incident. They say they are following several leads and hope to have new information within a week. Until questions are answered, Felix says she will continue to keep an eye out-- just in case.

State Police declined to say which leads are being followed and say at this point, they will not speculate on the nature of the investigation.

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