FBI Charlotte
Public Affairs Specialist Shelley Lynch
slynch@fbi.gov
November 5, 2018

FBI Assisting in Search for Missing Teenager in Lumberton

November 30, 2018 Update: Hania Aguilar has been found deceased. The FBI and Lumberton Police Department are continuing the investigation to find the person responsible for kidnapping and killing Hania Aguilar, and the FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. No arrest has been made in connection to this investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the tip line at (910) 272-587. 

November 8, 2018 Update: The stolen SUV used in the kidnapping of Hania Aguilar was found just before 8:00 a.m. on November 8 off Quincey Road in Lumberton. The FBI’s Evidence Response Team will process the vehicle. The search for Hania continues. If you live or own a business on or around Quincey Road and have a video surveillance camera system, please call our tip line at (910) 272-5871.

The Lumberton Police Department and the FBI are asking for the public’s assistance to find 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar. Hania was outside her home at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park located at 3525 Elizabethtown Road, Lumberton, North Carolina, on November 5, 2018, just before 7:00 a.m. She was waiting on the rest of the family to come outside and drive to school. A witness saw a male subject dressed in all black and wearing a yellow bandana force Hania into a relative’s vehicle that was parked in the driveway. The vehicle is a green, 2002 Ford Expedition with South Carolina license plate NWS-984. An Amber Alert was issued.

Hania is a Hispanic female, 5 feet tall, weighing approximately 126 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt with flowers and blue jeans.

The FBI has created a “missing poster” that will be featured on all the FBI social media sites. Call 911 if you see the vehicle or know where Hania is located. The Lumberton Police Department has set up a special tip line to call with information; 910-272-5871.

The vehicle is similar to the vehicle parked in the victim’s driveway, which was stolen by the suspect and used to abduct Hania.

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