Father Of Slain North Carolina Teen Denied Visa To Attend Her Funeral

Father Of Slain North Carolina Teen Denied Visa To Attend Her Funeral

11:10am Dec 06, 2018
Police are still searching for a suspect in the death of Hania Aguilar. Photo courtesy of the FBI.

The father of a North Carolina teenager who was kidnapped and killed has been denied a visa to attend her funeral. 

Close to 10,000 people signed a petition asking that Hania Aguilar’s father be granted a temporary visa in order to attend funeral services, which are set for Saturday in Lumberton. 

Hania’s father lives in Guatemala, and needs a special visa to attend.

Naimeh Salem, the father's attorney, tells WSOC-TV that the visa has been denied, with officials saying he doesn’t have enough ties to the country to qualify for entry.

Hania was kidnapped in front of her home in Lumberton on November 5th.  Police are sill searching for a suspect in the case. The FBI and Governor Roy Cooper are offering a combined $30,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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