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FBI seeks person seen near site of Lumberton girl's kidnapping

A person of interest in Hania Aguilar's disappearance is captured on surveillance, Nov. 5, 2018. (Credit: FBI)

The FBI is asking for the public's help in identifying a person seen near the site of a Lumberton teen's kidnapping.

The subject is seen walking near the Rosewood Mobile Home Park on Monday, Nov. 5-- the day 13-year-old Hania Aguilar was kidnapped from outside of her home.

The surveillance video shows what appears to be a man wearing light-colored shoes, a light-colored shirt and a hoodie walking down Lambeth Street before turning left onto Highway 41/Elizabethtown Highway towards the Rosewood Mobile Home Park. Several vehicles were also seen on the video driving by.

Authorities are asking anyone who may recognize the vehicles or person in the video to give them a call on their special tip line: 910-272-5871.

"If you are this individual [in the surveillance video], please call the tip line and speak with investigators," FBI supervisory special agent Andy Delarocha said in a news conference Thursday. "Your assistance may help us in finding Hania."

"They were in the area and may know something that can help us find Hania," said Shelley Lynch, FBI-Charlotte spokesperson.

Investigators are not calling the person in the video a suspect or a person of interest.

"We're not ruling anything in or out," Delarocha said.

Delarocha said foot traffic was light at that time of the morning, and the person in the video is the only pedestrian they've seen in the area around the time of the abduction.

"It may not be unusual," Delarocha said.

Hania was pushed into the SUV just before 7 o’clock Monday morning outside of her family‘s home in the Rosewood mobile home park community off of Elizabethtown Road in Lumberton. Witnesses report seeing a man wearing all black and a yellow bandana forcing Hania into the stolen Ford Expedition.

Hania hasn't been seen since.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information that leads to the location of Hania.

A 911 call led investigators to the suspect vehicle, a green 2002 Ford Expedition, Thursday morning, which was found parked off the road, partially obscured, on Quincey Drive. The FBI is processing that vehicle and hopes to recover forensic information on the driver.

Authorities are asking anyone who lives in or owns a business in the area and has a surveillance system to please call their tip line at 910-272-5871.

Investigators are still trying to determine when the SUV was left off Quincey Drive.

Hania stands 5-feet tall and weighs 126 pounds, according to authorities. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a blue shirt with flowers and blue jeans.

A helicopter from North Carolina Highway Patrol, along with FBI drones, have been brought in to do an aerial search of the area around where the SUV was found.

If you have any information on Hania's whereabouts or the person of interest, you're asked to call the special tip line at 910-272-5871.

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