Police have found the SUV used in the kidnapping of a missing NC teen
13-year-old Hania Noleia Aguilar is still missing after her abduction on Monday morning. The FBI is processing the SUV used in her disappearance.
According to NBC, a 2002 green Ford Expedition was identified as the vehicle used to kidnap the eighth grader. Aguilar was forced into her aunt's stolen SUV early Morning morning in Lumberton, North Carolina.
Police found the SUV just before 8 a.m. ET on Thursday morning. It was located off Quincey Road in Lumberton, just about 10 miles from the Aguilar's mobile home park where the kidnapper took her.
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According to FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch, the vehicle is now in the possession of the FBI's Evidence Response Team.
They had requested the public's help to find it, sending out photos and videos from surveillance cameras.
A man kidnapped Aguilar while she waited outside her home for her family members. The Hispanic family live at Rosewood Mobile Home Park. They were getting ready to head to school.
The stolen SUV used in the kidnapping of Hania Aguilar was found just before 8:00 am off Quincey Road in Lumberton. The search for Hania continues. Call the tip line at 910-272-5871 with any information to help #FindHania. pic.twitter.com/pJkd4SSYDL— FBI Charlotte (@FBICharlotte) November 8, 2018
A woman made a call to 911 on Monday and reported that she had seen a stolen SUV driving ahead of a morning ride to school. It held a child inside. The FBI investigated and told the media:
"A witness 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."
Aguilar had been told not to go out yet. But she wanted to start the vehicle. When she turned the key, a man came and took off with Aguilar in the SUV.
Police soon issued an amber alert for the Lumberton Junior High School student.
Aguilar is five feet tall and 125 pounds. Her hair is black and her eyes brown. When taken, she was wearing a blue shirt decorated with flowers, and blue jeans.
RT #AmberAlert #HaniaAguilar #FindHania 13 y/o #Lumberton #NC #NorthCarolina girl abducted while waiting for a ride to school! Unk man dressed all in black w/yellow bandanna over face grabbed Hania & forced her into family's green 2002 Ford Expedition w/#SC license plate NWS-984 pic.twitter.com/Snxc7KSCCr— Locate The Missing (@MissingCases) November 5, 2018
The FBI will give a $15,000 reward to any information that could help find Aguilar. For now, they do not believe the missing girl knew her abductor.
The Lumberton Police Department and the FBI are collaborating on the young girl's case. Her family is fully cooperating with the investigation.
Earlier this week, her mother said in a statement:
"I just want my daughter back with me. I am here waiting for you, I love you, and I only care about you and I don’t have anything against whoever did this to you. I just want you back."
Anyone with information regarding the missing child should call (910)-272-5871 or the Lumberton Police Department at (910) 671-3845.
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