Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Authorities searching for middle school student Hania Noelia Aguilar discovered a body Tuesday afternoon in the same North Carolina county where she vanished three weeks ago.
Hania, 13, has not been seen since being abducted by a man dressed in black and wearing a yellow bandana while she was standing outside her family's home in the Rosewood Mobile Home Park in Lumberton, the FBI said in a news release. Lumberton is 35 miles south of Fayetteville.
Remains were found at about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in Robeson County, FBI's Charlotte office posted on Twitter.
"The body has not been positively identified, but agents were following leads related to the search for 13-year-old Hania Aguilar," the FBI said. "Please continue to pray for Hania, her family, & each other."
"Out of an abundance of caution" the family has notified the girl's family about the body, the FBI said in a report by the News & Observer.
Agents and local law enforcement from the county and city have followed close to 800 leads and completed at least 400 interviews in its search for Hania, the FBI said.
Just before 7 a.m. Nov. 5, Hania was outside her home waiting to get a ride to school from her family. She was forced into a relative's running SUV parked in the driveway, police said.
The green vehicle was found abandoned about 10 miles from Hania's home three days after her disappearance, according to police.
A witness told authorities she heard the girl scream and saw a man wearing black clothes and a yellow bandana force her into the SUV and drive away.