The FBI has released new pictures of a North Carolina teenager who was abducted outside her home, and it is urging people to take a close look at surveillance video it says shows a suspect.
Someone drove away with 13-year-old Hania Aguilar in an SUV that had been idling outside her Lumberton home Monday morning before school, authorities said, prompting police to issue an Amber Alert for her.
The stolen SUV was found abandoned Thursday morning less than 10 miles from Hania’s home at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park, authorities said.
A missing persons poster that the FBI released late this week contains more pictures of Hania than were released initially.
A reward for information that leads to her has risen to $20,000, Lumberton police Chief Michael McNeill said Friday.
The FBI has asked the public to examine video it says shows a man walking near Hania’s home.
It said the man, wearing light-colored shoes, a light-colored shirt, and a hoodie, was walking south on Lambert Street, then turned north on North Carolina Highway 41/Elizabethtown Highway toward the mobile home park.
“Someone knows this man, and we need you to call us,” FBI supervisory resident agent Andy de la Rocha said Friday. “Maybe you recognize the way he walks, his mannerisms, or maybe he will recognize himself on TV.”
“The public was critical in the recovery of the SUV. Now we need you to come through again for us. Who is the man on the video?” he asked.
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SOURCE: CNN, Jason Hanna, Sheena Jones and Jamiel Lynch