LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are working to speak to the neighbors of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a Lumberton mobile home park.
The News & Observer reports investigators want to speak Hania Noelia Aguilar’s neighbors and those near where the suspect vehicle was found in Lumberton. Relatives and police say the eighth-grader went outside last week to start a relative’s vehicle when a man forced her into an SUV.
Police Chief Michael McNeill asked Monday for people to contact police if someone they know is acting strange. He says “maybe they haven’t gone to work, haven’t come home or they aren’t answering your calls or your text messages.”
Authorities say they found the SUV stolen during the kidnapping The FBI said in a statement that the green Ford Expedition was found in the Lumberton area, about eight miles (12 kilometers) from the mobile home park where Hania Noelia Aguilar was abducted.
Investigators are also seeking help in identifying a person seen on surveillance video walking near the kidnapping scene.
Authorities are offering a $20,000 reward in the case and are seeking help identifying someone caught on video near the scene.
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