Land surveyors in the same county slain girl Hania Aguilar was found in last month apparently came across a fragmented human skull and bones on Tuesday.
ABC15 reports that the skull and bones were found off of the 1200 block of Heritage Drive, under a bridge near the near the CSX railroad tracks. According to Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins, the Fayetteville FBI is assisting in the investigation.
Although the remains have not been positively identified yet, authorities said the teeth had braces. The remains have been sent to the Robeson County Medical Examiner for identification. Although only fragments of the skull were found, authorities are hoping it will be enough to determine the identity.
Hania, 13, was abducted, raped, and killed in November, allegedly by a man with an extensive criminal history of violence. The suspect, Michael McLellan, has been in and out of jail for the past 20 years, with prior convictions of assault and robbery. He’s also the main suspect in a 2016 rape case. However, Wilkins warned that people should not make assumptions. He requested that people refrain from online speculation and rumors.
Hania was standing outside of her family’s home in Lumberton when the suspect allegedly grabbed her, quickly forced her into her aunt’s SUV and drove away. Weeks later, investigators found her body in a remote area in Robeson County.
More information is expected to be released Wednesday afternoon. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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