$30K reward now offered for information on missing NC teen

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The total reward for information that leads to missing 13-year-old Hania Aguilar, who was abducted outside her home last week in Lumberton, has risen to $30,000, officials announced Monday.

The FBI has increased their reward to $25,000 for information that leads to the location of Hania Aguilar or information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for kidnapping Hania. Gov. Roy Cooper announced that the State of North Carolina would be offering an additional $5,000.

Hania Noelia Aguilar, 13, still hasn’t been found, although officials say they have found the car that the teen was taken in, and they have released video of a suspicious character seen walking in the area of Aguilar’s home just before she was kidnapped. The FBI is continuing to ask for help identifying the person seen walking in the home surveillance video. 

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On Monday, Nov. 5, the teen was waiting for the rest of her family to come out of their house in the Rosewood Mobile Home Park in Lumberton when she was kidnapped, authorities said. 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, a green 2002/2003 Ford Expedition with South Carolina license plate NWS-984, was located just before 8:00 a.m. Thursday. Hania was not.

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. Hania’s family is working with law enforcement and fully cooperating with investigators to locate the teen. 

Anyone with possible information is asked to contact the FBI tip line at 910-272-5871. 

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