Robeson County investigator fired after internal investigation into overlooked DNA in Hania Aguilar case
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Hania Noelia Aguilar

via WGHP:

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WGHP) -- A Robeson County Sheriff’s Office investigator has been fired following an internal investigation into overlooked DNA in the Hania Aguilar case, WTVD reports.

In a news release, Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Jr. said Investigator Darryl McPhatter was terminated on Thursday after being previously suspended in connection with the investigation.


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Major Anthony Thompson, who was also suspended, resigned on Jan. 9.

Aguilar, 13, was kidnapped from outside her home Nov. 5 as she waited to go to school. Twenty-two days later, she was found dead in Robeson County.

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