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Authorities discover body in search for missing N.C. teen

Posted: 5:52 PM, Nov 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-28 02:14:03Z

The Lumberton, NC Police Department said that authorities have found a body during a search for missing 13-year-old Hania Aguilar, who was reported missing on Nov. 5. 

Authorities said Aguilar was abducted by a man dressed in black and wearing a yellow bandana while she was standing outside her family's home on Nov. 5. 

A $30,000 reward was issued for information on Aguilar's whereabouts. 

Authorities released the following statement Tuesday evening:

FBI Agents and Lumberton Police Department Detectives found a body in an area off Wire Grass Road in Robeson County around 4:45 this afternoon. 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.

Out of an abundance of caution, investigators have notified Hania's family, but again no confirmation has been made of the identify of the body found. Please continue to pray for Hania, her family, and each other as the investigation continues to find out who kidnapped Hania and hold them responsible.