LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - The FBI is offering a $15,000 reward in the case of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park.
News outlets report the search for Hania Noelia Aguilar also expanded Tuesday as authorities circulated her picture across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.
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 South Carolina license plates NWS 984 and drove off.
FBI Supervisor Andy de la Rocha read a statement from Hania's mother saying she doesn't "have anything against whoever did this to" her daughter and just wants her back.
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FBI investigating kidnapping of 13-year-old NC girl forced into SUV; Amber Alert issued
LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) - An Amber Alert has been issued for a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped after being forced into a vehicle Monday just before 7 a.m.
Witnesses say an unknown male grabbed Hania Noleia Aguilar, who was standing in the yard, and forced her into a green 2002 Ford Expedition that is registered to Velasquez Hernandez of Summerville, S.C.
Witnesses say the vehicle was last seen leaving the mobile home park. The registration number on the plate on the truck is: SC NWS 984.
The FBI is at the scene assisting in the investigation.
The incident happened at 6:58 a.m. between lots 38 and 39 in Rosewoods Mobile Home Park.