Early in the morning 5. november last year was 13-year-old Hania Aguilar outside his own home in Lumberton in North Carolina. She was going to school, and had taken with him the key to the tantas SUV, which was parked on the outside, to start the car while she waited.
While she stood outside a man came with a yellow hodetørkle over his face, took hold of Hania, threatened her into tantas car, and drove off, type ABC11.Found killed after three weeks
Two days after the kidnapping, the police video of the car, taken shortly after the kidnapping. The day after they found the car, but Hania was no place to see.
the Police received thousands of tips, but it should go over three weeks before Hania was found.
27. november, she was found killed in the same district in which she lived, in a place that was not visible from the road.
We are completely broken. I wanted a different outcome for Hanias family, for the community and for the hundreds of polititjenestemennene and letemannskapene, who have done everything they can to find her alive, said the police chief in Lumberton, Michael McNeil at a press conference the day after, according to ABC11.34-year-old arrested
At the time when the 13-year-old was found killed, saying police had any suspects. It should go further, a week before the police could announced that they had arrested 34-year-old Michael Ray McLellan for the murder of 13-year-old. He was also charged with having raped her.
the 34-year-old set, admittedly, already in jail when police linked him to the murder of Hania, because he is 13. november had signed up for the police in relation to a different matter.
McLellan could be linked to the murder of 13-year-old Hania because his DNA already was in the police databases.
In 2007, he namely convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and burglary. That the McLellans DNA already was in the police database, could also saved Hania Aguilars life, the district attorney for Robeson Couty established.
the Background for that is that two years before the murder were a woman in the Robeson County attacked by a man who had taken him in through a window in her home, and threatened her with a knife, according to Wral.com.
the Woman had tried to defend themselves with a gun, but she managed not to get fired a few shots, and was raped by the man who took him in.Ignored the DNA-slot
the Police secured regardless of the DNA from the crime scene, and then krimlaben in North Carolina in 2017 eventually got on the case, they got a hit on McKellan. They failed to notify immediately the police in Robeson County.
But no one took hold of the matter. Where they, according to district attorney Johnson Britt, immediately should secured a new DNA sample from McKellan, they did nothing. The matter was not followed up.
- Had this been taken hold of and we could have established a case against him at the time, so would, in all probability, Hania not have died, " said Britt in December, according to ABC News.
When the case was known was two local investigators suspended, in anticipation of the fact that it was carried out an internal investigation.A resigned, one was fired
9. January, said one investigator, and Thursday this week got the other fired. It was never directly said that the investigator was fired as a result of the murder of Hania Aguilar, but police chief Burnis Wilkins, jr., who took over as police chief 3. last December, confirmed to WTVD that the investigator was investigated in connection with the case.
It makes me angry that I have to relate myself to this. To know what has happened, to know that the reports never went through the proper channels, that it was not investigated further, that the interrogation was not done in the proper way. I have big problems with it, " says Wilkins in an interview with ABC11.
district attorney Britt has said that to tell Hanias parents that their daughter could have been alive if not DNA evidence had been overlooked was "the hardest conversation I've ever had to carry out".