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By Erin Smith

A body that was found in Robeson County late Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Hania Aguilar, according to the Lumberton Police Department and FBI.

A press conference conducted on Wednesday afternoon, Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill, said, “This is absolutely heart wrenching. We believe we have found the body of Hania.”

McNeill continued his comments by saying, “This is the outcome that we all feared.”

According to the Lumberton Police Department, Hania’s body was located in a body of water off of Wire Grass Road in Robeson County.

Andy DeRocha, FBI Senior Agent in Charge, said, “We are all heartbroken.”

He said the location where Hania’s body was found is not visible from the roadway.  DeRocha would not comment on whether she was killed at the location on Wire Grass Road or elsewhere.

DeRocha did say that investigators returned to the location on Wire Grass Road today (Wednesday) and gathered more evidence from the scene.

The Lumberton Police Department, the SBI and the FBI are asking residents not to spread rumors on social media and not speculate about the case.

Hania was abducted on Monday, November 5, as she waited outside her family’s home in the Rosewood Mobile Home Park for someone to drive her to school. She was forced into a stolen green Ford Expedition which was later located on Quincey Drive.

The Lumberton Police Department said they are working to find the person or persons responsible. Anyone with any information is asked to call the tip line at 910-272-5871.

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