FBI says stolen SUV used in girl's kidnapping found in Lumberton

LUMBERTON, NC (WITN) - The FBI says a stolen SUV used in Monday's kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl has been found in Lumberton.

Family members say Hania Aguilar went outside Monday morning to start a relative's SUV to prepare to leave for the bus stop. Police say a man then forced her into the green Ford Expedition and drove off.

The SUV was found just before 8:00 a.m. off Quincey Drive.

The FBI's Evidence Response Team will process the vehicle, while the search for the eighth-grader continues.

The FBI is offering a $15,000 reward in the case.


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The FBI today released a surveillance photo of the SUV used in the kidnapping of a Lumberton 13-year-old.

The search for Hania Aguilar also expanded as authorities circulated her picture across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida.

Family members say the eighth grader went outside Monday morning to start a relative's SUV to prepare to leave for the bus stop. Police say a man then forced her into a green Ford Expedition with South Carolina license plates NWS 984 and drove off.

Since the kidnapping, investigators have been analyzing surveillance video with hopes of capturing the vehicle on camera. The FBI says the blurry photo came from a camera near the child's home minutes after she was abducted.

Also on Wednesday, the FBI said it is now offering a $15,000 reward in the case.

FBI Supervisor Andy de la Rocha read a statement from Hania's mother saying she doesn't "have anything against whoever did this to" her daughter and just wants her back.