Hania Aguilar Update: Profiler says killer was likely from the area and possibly knew slain girl, urges public to look closer at surveillance footage

Earlier this week, authorities found the body of 13-year-old North Carolina girl, Hania Aguilar. While the search continues for the teen’s killer, a criminal profiler provided tips about the elusive suspect.

Hania was standing in the driveway of her family home in Lumberton, North Carolina, at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park, when a strange man wearing all black clothing and a yellow bandana over his face grabbed her. The suspect forced the girl into her aunt’s SUV, that she had just started up for her family before they were to drive her to school. The abduction happened within minutes and the suspect fled the scene with Hania and the vehicle before anyone could stop him.

“A guy just happened to be walking by as she was getting into the car? That is so coincidental,” forensic psychologist Michael Teague said, according to WRAL.

“This just didn’t happen out of nowhere. I mean, this person didn’t just drop out of Mars. They would be walking around the area. I mean, you almost have to be from there, working from there.”

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Teague also touched on security camera footage released a few days after Hania disappeared, which showed a man walking toward the Rosewood Mobile Home Park on the same morning and around the time the young girl was kidnapped. He wore a hoodie, a light shirt, and light shoes.

Although authorities have not named the man in the video as a suspect, they want to speak with him, but he has not come forward. Teague said people should watch the video closely, as the way the man walks and his clothing could possibly lead to his identity.

Anyone with any information should contact the Lumberton PD special tip line set up solely for Hania, at 910-272-5871.

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[Feature Photo: Hania Aguilar/Handout]