Body found in Robeson County believed to be Hania Noelia Aguilar


Lumberton police and the FBI say they believe the body found in Robeson County on Tuesday afternoon was that of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar.

FBI officials told ABC11 that the case is now being investigated as a homicide.

"We are absolutely devastated. I wish we had a different outcome for Hania's family, for the community, and for the hundreds of law enforcement officers and searchers who put everything they had into finding her alive," Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeil said in a news conference Wednesday.

Authorities spent much of the news conference encouraging the public to stop spreading false information on social media.

Police said there is no person of interest in the case at this time.

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