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Missing 3-Year-Old Is Believed to Be Dead, Police Say

03 December 2017, 01:01 | Violet Powell

Mother's boyfriend is arrested in connection to disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods and police believe she is dead

Mariah believed to be dead mother's live-in boyfriend arrested

Though Mariah has not been found, officials say evidence gathered during the investigation indicates she may be dead.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Saturday that an arrest has been made in the disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods.

The warrant released Saturday on a charge of concealing a death against 32-year-old Earl Kimrey did not say how investigators think she died. By the next morning, Mariah was missing.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Kimrey, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, was arrested late Friday on charges that include concealing a death and obstruction of justice.

Onslow County deputies say they charged 32-year-old Earl Kimrey with concealing a death. Authorities haven't said what led investigators to identify Kimrey as a suspect, but other charges could be coming.

The search was organized in connection with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.




"We had a total of 730 volunteers help us today", Miller said. "This is my angel", the mother said. She was last seen when her mother put her to bed around 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the Charlotte Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Authorities said they have been using all means necessary to find Mariah including ground searches assist by a helicopter and K9 units - so far, officials have covered 100 acres.

The FBI said it has been sending "items of interest" to its lab in Quantico, Virginia, for priority testing in the case.

She claimed he saw her at 1am and told her to go back to bed. "Someone just walked right up in there, grabbed the 3-year-old out of the bed, and she didn't cry, she didn't scream?" he said.

On Thursday, Miller called on civilians to join law enforcement officers in the land and air search for the toddler. "She's my baby, she's my everything", said Kristy Woods in a press conference. She has been missing from her home since Monday. "I'd give anything." WATCH: "Raw video of emotional interview with Mariah's biological father She is described as a white female standing about 2' 9" tall and weighing around 30 pounds. "She's my baby. She's my everything". The missing child's case has shifted to a homicide case.



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