Law enforcement finds body while following leads on kidnapped girl


A large law enforcement presence in Robeson County has residents questioning what’s going on.

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

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Wire Grass Road is one of the three roads in Robeson County from which the FBI has been asking the public for surveillance video related to the kidnapping of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar. Hania has been missing more than three weeks.

The body has not been positively identified, but investigators with the FBI, Lumberton PD, the SBI, and the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office were reportedly following leads related to the search for Hania when they found the body.

FBI says investigators have notified Hania’s family, but have not confirmed whether or not it is Hania.

The body was removed from the scene by crime scene officials and is on the way to the state crime lab in Raleigh for identification and an autopsy.

There is no time frame for when a positive identification will be made.