The day after the body discovery in North Carolina, preliminary tests revealed that the remains belong to Hania Aguilar, a girl who had disappeared for a week, officials said on Wednesday.
"Today a national medical expert, an official said, previous tests show that the body that they found Hania," Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill said. "But the final approval will be made using a dental record comparison."
The Authority's statement was made at a press conference posted on the Lumberton Police Department's Facebook page.
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"This is the result that we all were concerned about," he said. "We did not want to hear it. We wanted Hanya to return home and bring him back home to our community. It hurts."
Investigators have said that from November 5th, a man in black pieces of clothing pushes a family-run SUV from Aguilar and drives away. The witness said they heard her screaming in the mouth.
A day later, on November 8th, the Green Ford expedition was discovered after someone said he had found it in the forest.
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The FBI Charlotte office announced Tuesday using Twitter that the agency and the Lumberton police found their body in the Robeson area at noon. 16.45. local time
"The body has not been positively identified, but agents have followed the 13-year-old Hanias Aguilar's quest for reasons," the FBI tweet said. "Please continue to pray for Hania, her family and the other."
The body was in the body of water, McNeill announced Wednesday.
The authorities promised to continue the investigation and said that their work would not "stop" until nobody who disappeared was "held to account". The investigators said they currently do not have a suspect or an interesting person.
Fox News Nicole Darrah and The Associated Press participated in this report.