Authorities seek to pinpoint movements of suspect charged in 13-year-old NC girl’s kidnapping, murder

Police look to trace Michael McLellan's movements

LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – Lumberton police and the FBI are asking for the public’s help in pinpointing the movements of the man charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar.

According to a press release, investigators want to determine Michael McLellan’s exact movements from Nov. 4, 2018 to Nov. 13, 2018. Those dates cover the day before Aguilar was kidnapped to the day McLellan was booked into the Robeson County Detention Center.

The public is asked to contact the Lumberton Police Department at (910) 671-3845 or (910) 671-3846 if they have any information about the following:

* Where McLellan was between Nov. 4, 2018 to Nov. 13, 2018.

* McLellan possessing a weapon.

* McLellan possessing a yellow bandana.

* The location of a yellow cinch sack McLellan is known to carry. Photos of McLellan in possession of the yellow cinch sack.

* Photos taken by you or by a direct contact of yours of McLellan in September, October, or November 2018.

* McLellan in possession of two small TV monitors that fit in the headrest of a vehicle.

* McLellan possessing white Adidas sneakers with three black stripes and distinctive, colorful stitching.

The release stated that Aguilar was forced into a family member’s SUV and kidnapped from her driveway in the Rosewood Mobile Home Park in Lumberton on Nov. 5, 2018.

The FBI’s Lab at Quantico conducted a forensic exam of the stolen SUV, recovered on Nov. 8, 2018. The North Carolina State Crime Lab provided preliminary test results on Aguilar’s body, located on Nov. 27, 2018.

McLellan was charged with 10 counts, including first-degree murder, first-degree forcible rape and first-degree kidnapping. He is currently being held in Raleigh Central Prison under no bond.

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