A North Carolina mother is not giving up as the search for her missing 13-year-old daughter is still ongoing.

In an earlier report, it was reported that Hania Aguilar was abducted from the front yard of her home around 7 a.m. on Monday, November 5 as she waited on her family to come outside and drive to school.

As WKYC 3 reports, witnesses saw a man in black clothing wearing a yellow bandanna over his face force Aguilar into an SUV.

The green 2002 Ford Expedition has since been found, but still no trace of Aguilar.

An Amber alert was made for the young girl, describing her as 5 foot tall, 126-pound Hispanic girl with black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a blue shirt with flowers and blue jeans.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Even now, two weeks since her disappearance, Aguilar’s mother is still clinging to the faith that her little girl will return home safely:

“I trust in God that my daughter will return. No one knows the pain I have in my heart. Despite all the criticism and speculation against me, I would never use my daughter’s name in order to take advantage of this situation.”

She also thanks supporters, but also asks for respect during this time:

“I thank all those people who have provided me help. Please, if you know something, call. I ask everyone not to make absurd comments. For the love of God respect my pain. I only want Hania, my princess, back. I miss her.”

According to WKYC 3, in addition to speaking with family and friends authorities have taken a door to door approach in searching for the pre-teen.

In a statement, the FBI said they have conducted many interviews in an effort to find the teen:

We’ve conducted hundreds of interviews, some people we’ve talked to several times as we get new information and hope to get more details to help us find our Hania.

According to the FBI, there is no reason to believe Aguilar is not alive:

“Our approach is that she is alive. We have no evidence that indicates otherwise. We are pursuing all logical leads.”

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and the FBI is offering a combined $30,000 reward.

If there is anyone with information about Aguilar’s whereabouts or the identity of her abductor authorities are asking them to call the tip line at 910-272-5871 or 911 immediately.

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