LUMBERTON, N.C. – Authorities are trying to identify a man who was captured on surveillance video walking near the area where Hania Noelia Aguilar was kidnapped Monday morning.
The video shows a man wearing light-colored shoes, a light-colored shirt and a hoodie walking south on Lambeth Street, then turning North on Highway 41/Elizabethtown Highway towards the Rosewood Mobile Home Park.
Authorities are not calling the man in the video a suspect at this time, only saying they want to talk to him.
The green SUV that was stolen earlier this week during the kidnapping of a 13-year-old Hania has been found, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The FBI reports it was found just before 8 a.m. off Quincey Drive in Lumberton.
The bureau asks anyone who lives or owns a business on or around Quincey Road and has a video surveillance camera system to call the tip line at (910) 272-5871.
Hania was at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park waiting for the rest of her family to come outside and drive to school when she was forced into a car just before 7 a.m., the FBI and Lumberton Police Department say.
“A witness saw a male subject dressed in all black and wearing a yellow bandanna force Hania into a relative’s vehicle that was parked in the driveway,” the FBI said in a statement.
“Hania is a Hispanic female, 5 feet tall, weighing approximately 126 pounds. She has black hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt with flowers and blue jeans,” it said.
“Hania’s mother asks whoever took her daughter to please bring her back home,” Lumberton police said in a release posted to Facebook.
At a Tuesday afternoon press conference, the FBI read a note from Hania’s mother:
“I just want my daughter back with me. I am here waiting for you, I love you and only care about you and I don’t have anything against whoever did this to you. I just want you back.”
The FBI is offering a $15,000 reward for information that leads to finding her.