Police Desperate 1 Week After 13-Yr-Old's Disappearance, Case 'More Urgent by the Minute'

November 12, 2018Nov 12, 2018

One week ago, 13-year-old Hania Noleia Aguilar was snatched from her front yard. The kidnapping happened while she was waiting to be taken to school.


Now, according to ABC News, investigators are growing "more and more urgent by the minute." FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch says they need leads in order to find this little girl.

Aguilar, an eighth-grader, was kidnapped just before 7 a.m. on Nov. 5 at the Rosewood Mobile Home park in Lumberton, North Carolina. Hania had walked outside with her aunt's car keys to stat her SUV when the kidnapping happened. A family member saw a man dressed in all black with a yellow bandanna over his face approach the teen and force her into the SUV, police said.

The suspect then stole the vehicle and drove away with Hania, police said. The car was recovered Thursday on Quincey Drive in Lumberton. Hania has not been found.

FBI agents are now looking to speak with everyone who lives near the mobile home park or on the road where the SUV was found. Investigators also released surveillance footage of a man they'd like to speak to in connection with the search.

The man in the surveillance video was seen wearing light-colored shoes, a light-colored shirt, and a hoodie. FBI supervisor Andy de la Rocha shared the details.

“Someone knows this man and we need you to call us," De la Rocha said in a statement. "Maybe you recognize the way he walks, his mannerisms, or maybe he will recognize himself on TV. The public was critical in the recovery of the SUV, now we need you to come through again for us."

The FBI has also requested surveillance footage from residents and local business owners so investigators can construct a detailed timeline of when and how the stolen SUV was abandoned.

The FBI is offering a $15,000 reward. Later, the North Carolina governor’s office added an additional $5,000 reward.

Please join us in praying that Hania may be found safely. May God protect her! Please also join us in praying for everyone impacted by the wild fires in California. Candace Cameron Bure issued a plea on Monday.