Kidnapping case: FBI seeks ID of person on video
As the multi-agency search for a missing Lumberton 13-year-old entered its fourth day Thursday, authorities found the green SUV the teen was abducted in. They also asked for the public’s help in identifying a person seen on a surveillance video walking toward the site of the kidnapping.
But there was no sign of the teen, Hania Noelia Aguilar, who has been missing since Monday morning.
Hania was waiting for her family to take her to school Monday at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park when she was taken. A caller to 911 told an operator that the family’s Ford Expedition was already running when the teen was taken by a male subject dressed in all black and wearing a yellow bandana.
On Thursday, some yellow crime scene tape remained in Hania’s yard and around a neighbor’s house at the mobile home park. Several friends walked into Hania’s house with grocery bags. Hania’s family declined to speak with a News & Observer reporter.
The FBI said Thursday morning that a tipster alerted authorities to the location of the missing vehicle, which was found on Quincey Drive in Lumberton.
Later Thursday, the FBI released the surveillance video of a person seen walking toward the mobile home park on Monday morning. The person appears to be a man walking south on Lambeth Street then turning left on Highway 41 about an hour before Hania was kidnapped, according to FBI investigator Andy Delarocha.
The person appears to be wearing light-colored shoes, a light-colored shirt and a dark hoodie.
“Our search for Hania expands every second and it also becomes more and more dire,” the FBI said Thursday.
Hania is a Hispanic female, 5 feet tall, weighing about 126 pounds. She has black hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt with flowers and blue jeans.
Maria Perez, 32, a neighbor just down the road from Hania’s house, said she saw police cars as she waited with her kids Monday morning at the bus stop, which is at the entrance of the neighborhood.
“It was strange because their car wasn’t at the bus stop,” Perez said. “We usually leave the kids at the bus stop, and we know who else is there to leave their kids.”
Swing sets, bicycles and trampolines are in several yards in the front half of Rosewood. At the heart of the park, a picture of Hania was taped to the community mailboxes Thursday.
The vehicle’s discovery came a day after the FBI had issued a request for video or still images from anyone who had a camera operating in the area around where Hania was kidnapped.
The FBI repeated the request Thursday, and agents asked anyone with any pictures or other information to call a Lumberton Police Department tip line at 910-272-5871. The agency has posted a $15,000 reward for information that helps them find Hania.