Stolen SUV used in kidnapping found abandoned in Lumberton

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FBI offers reward in case of 13-year-old girl abducted outside NC home. (Photo: FBI)

LUMBERTON, NC (WWAY/AP) — The stolen Ford Expedition used in the kidnapping of Hania Aguilar, 13, was found just before 8:00 a.m.

The FBI says the SUV was found off Quincy Road in Lumberton.

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The FBI’s Evidence Response Team will proccess the vehicle.

The FBI wants people to surrender surveillance video recorded near where the 13-year-old was taken.

The FBI is asking for those with video recordings to contact it immediately. Authorities circulated a photo of Aguilar across several states Tuesday.



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 the South Carolina license plate NWS 984 and drove off.

The FBI says any video from the area could be helpful even if it doesn’t show the suspect vehicle. If you know anything, call the FBI’s tip line at (910) 272-5871.

An Amber Alert was issued, and the FBI is offering a $15,000 reward.