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ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. — A body was found in Robeson County Tuesday afternoon while investigators were following leads related to the search for 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar, according to a news release from the FBI.
The body was found off Wire Grass Road around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, which is one of three roads the FBI requested video surveillance from related to the search for Hania.
The FBI requested surveillance specifically along Popes Crossing Road, Wire Grass Road and Lovett Road.
“The body has not been positively identified, but investigators with the FBI, Lumberton PD, the SBI, and the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office were following leads related to the search for 13-year-old Hania Aguilar when the discovery was made,” the FBI release said.
The FBI said Hania’s family has been notified out of an abundance of caution even though the body has not been identified.
The body is being taken to the state crime lab in Raleigh for identification and an autopsy.
Aguilar was at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park waiting for the rest of her family to come outside and drive to school on Nov. 5 when she was forced into the family’s SUV just before 7 a.m., according to officials.
“A witness saw a male subject dressed in all black and wearing a yellow bandanna force Hania into a relative’s vehicle that was parked in the driveway,” the FBI said in a statement.
The FBI has announced they are offering a reward of $25,000 for information that leads to Hania’s location or the arrest of the person responsible for kidnapping her.