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Published On: Sat, Dec 1st, 2018

Body Found Preliminarily Identified as Missing Lumberton Teen, Hania Aguilar

The Lumberton Police Department and the FBI received notification late this afternoon from the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office that a body found yesterday is believed to be Hania Aguilar. A final confirmation will be done with an official dental record comparison.

“We are absolutely devastated. I wish we had a different outcome for Hania’s family, for the community, and for the hundreds of law enforcement officers and searchers who put everything they had into finding her alive,” said Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill.

photo/ Gerd Altmann via pixabay

FBI, Lumberton Police Department, SBI, and Robeson County Sheriff’s Office investigators located the body off Wire Grass Road in Robeson County around 4:45 p.m. on November 27. Investigative leads prompted the investigators to search that area.

“We believe we found Hania, but our work is far from over. We have to find out how she died and who did this to her. We have to bring the person responsible to justice,” said FBI Supervisory Resident Agent Andy de la Rocha.

We need the public’s help to determine when and how the body was placed on Wire Grass Road in Robeson County. If you have surveillance cameras near Wire Grass Road, call the tip line at 910-272-5871.

Hania was kidnapped outside her home at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park located at 3525 E. Elizabethtown Road in Lumberton, North Carolina, on November 5, 2018, just before 7:00 a.m. The stolen SUV was found before 8:00 a.m., Thursday morning off Quincey Drive in Lumberton, North Carolina.

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