Investigators Find SUV Stolen in Connection with Kidnapped Teen 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 9, 2018 Update: Two additional surveillance photos, showing different angles, are now available below.
The Lumberton Police Department and the FBI ask for continued assistance with the investigation into the kidnapping of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar on November 5, 2018. Although the vehicle used in the kidnapping has been located, Hania has not. Our search for Hania expands every second and it also becomes more and more dire. We still need your help.
The stolen SUV was found just before 8:00 a.m. on November 8 off Quincey Drive in Lumberton, North Carolina. Someone called 911 and said they saw the vehicle backed into the woods. We immediately secured the scene and brought in the FBI’s Evidence Response Team to process the vehicle for evidence to find Hania. If you live or own a business on or near Quincey Drive and have a video surveillance camera system, please call our tip line at (910) 272-5871 if we have not already been in contact with you to request video footage. Your video could be important to our investigation.
Investigators have been collecting surveillance video from homes and businesses near Hania’s home at Rosewood Mobile Home Park since she was kidnapped on Monday. Yesterday, we released several images of the SUV, which assisted in the discovery of the vehicle. Today, investigators need your help to identify a person seen walking on surveillance video near the kidnapping scene.
The above videos show what appears to be a man wearing light-colored shoes, a light-colored shirt, and a hoodie walking down Lambeth Street and then turns left on Highway 41/Elizabethtown Highway towards the Rosewood Mobile Home Park. Several vehicles were seen on the video driving by. If you saw the individual on the morning of November 5 or know this man, please contact our tip line at (910) 272-5871 with any information. If you are this individual, please call the tip line to speak with investigators; your assistance may help in locating Hania.
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 had gone outside just before her family left to drive to school. A witness heard her scream, looked outside, and 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, 2002/2003 Ford Expedition with South Carolina license plate NWS-984. The paint on the hood is peeling and there is a Clemson sticker on the rear window. An Amber Alert was issued. The Amber Alert remains active; the vehicle information has been removed.
Hania is a Hispanic female, five 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. Hania’s family is working with law enforcement and fully cooperating with investigators to locate the teen.
The Lumberton Police Department has set up a special tip line to call if you have information to help investigators find Hania at (910) 272-5871. Missing posters are now available in English and Spanish (PDF) on fbi.gov