There's a major update in the case of missing 13-year-old Hania Aguilar. Police have found the stolen SUV used to kidnap her, reported CNN. Sadly, the North Carolina teen is still missing.
The vehicle was found just before 8 a.m. ET on Thursday. It is being processed by the FBI's Evidence Response Team, FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch of the agency's Charlotte office said.
It was found less than 10 miles from the mobile home park from which Hania vanished Monday. Since then, authorities had been searching in and around Lumberton, North Carolina. The vehicle was caught on surveillance cameras near the girls home minutes after she was abducted.
Yesterday, the news broke that an award is being offered for information leading to the location of Hania Aguilar.
The 13-year-old girl was taken from her family's front yard in Lumberton, NC, on Monday. Police and the FBI are still looking for her after she was taken around 7 a.m. on Monday while waiting to go to school.
The FBI is now offering a $15,000 reward for information that leads to the whereabouts of Hania Noelia Aguilar, reported ABC.
Aguilar was taken in a green 2002 Ford Expedition with South Carolina tag NWS984. The vehicle was her aunts, and it was sitting in the yard.
Police have released a new photo of the SUV, which was captured speeding away from the house.
The young girl has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt with flowers and blue jeans. Hania is approximately 5 feet tall and 126 pounds.
In a news conference Tuesday afternoon, an FBI agent read this message from Hania's mother to her daughter: "I just want my daughter back with me. I'm here waiting for you, I love you and only care about you. I don't have anything against whoever did this to you. I just want you back."
An Amber Alert was issued shortly after her disappearance. Officials have also set up a special tip line for information related to her disappearance. The tip line number is (910) 272-5871.
Witnesses said the man who grabbed Hania had a yellow bandanna over his face, so they did not get a good look at him. The man forced her into the vehicle, which she had the keys for because she was going out to start it. The 911 call came in from a neighbor when a relative ran over to get help.
The kidnapping has unnerved the neighborhood.
"This makes me hold my gun a little bit tighter," said neighbor Keith Bellamy. "Due to the simple fact that I have my wife, my children, and family with me. And it makes me very uncomfortable. In the process of feeling uncomfortable, I have an extra security blanket around my wife around my house."
On Monday, a member of Hania's family appealed to her kidnapper. She asked him to think how he'd feel if this happened to a member of his own family.
"I want for him to remember that he is a son, he has a mother, probably sisters," family member Maria Bonilla told ABC11 on Monday. "For him to have a heart. To put his hand on his heart and think about his family if someone would take his mother, sisters or a member of his own family. That's all."
Please say a prayer for Hania. She has been missing for 48 hours now, and she needs God's help to get home.