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Finding Hania: FBI Offers $25,000 For Information That Leads To Abducted Lumberton Teen


As the search for the missing 13-year-old Lumberton girl continues, the FBI has increased the reward for information that leads to Hania Noelia Aguilar to $25,000.

Authorities continue to ask for public assistance in finding the young girl, who was abducted outside her home off Elizabethtown Road in Lumberton the morning of Nov. 5. At the direction of Gov. Roy Cooper, the state is also offering $5,000 award to anyone who has information that leads to finding the girl and arresting the person responsible for her kidnapping.

Hania’s mother urges people with information they believe could help locate the teenage girl to call authorities.

"I trust in God that my daughter will return. No one knows the pain I have in my heart, " her mother said. "I thank all those people who have provided me help. Please, if you know something, call. I ask everyone not to make absurd comments. For the love of God respect my pain. I only want Hania, my princess, back. I miss her. "

According to police, Aguilar was outside her home at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park waiting to be taken to school when a man wearing a yellow bandana forced her into a car that was parked in the driveway. Authorities say the captor stole a relative’s car for the abduction — a green SUV that was later found abandoned in a wooded area nearby.

Aguilar is a 5-foot tall Hispanic female, weighing approximately 125 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt with flowers and blue jeans.

Police are directing people who have information to call a special tip line at 910-272-5871. They’re also asking businesses with surveillance cameras to call the Lumberton Police Department at 910-671-3845.