ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. - Investigators said preliminary tests indicate a body found in Robeson County, North Carolina is that of the 13-year-old girl who disappeared three weeks ago.
A news release Tuesday said FBI agents and detectives of the Lumberton Police Department found the body around 4:45 p.m.in an area off Wire Grass Road, east of Interstate 95 and south of Lumberton.
On Wednesday, officials said the body found is believed to be that of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar, who was kidnapped Nov. 5 from a mobile home park after going outside to start a relative's SUV to prepare to leave for the school bus stop.
Police said a man then forced the teenager into an SUV and drove off. The SUV was later found in Lumberton, several miles from the mobile home park.
Investigators said the body was found in a body of water and dental records will officially confirm the identity.
"Our work is not over. We will not stop. We will not stop until we find the person or persons responsible and bring them to justice," Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill said.
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