Father of kidnapped, murdered girl denied visa for funeral

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The Guatemalan father of a girl kidnapped and murdered in North Carolina has been denied a temporary visa to enter the U.S. for her funeral.

13-year-old Hania Aguilar was abducted outside of her home in early November.

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Authorities say a body found last week was preliminarily identified as Aguilar.

A final confirmation will be made using dental records.

The father’s lawyer says officials denied the visa because the father “doesn’t have enough ties to the country.”

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