Published: Вс, Декабря 03, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Arrest Made in Search for Missing 3-Year-Old

Arrest Made in Search for Missing 3-Year-Old

Investigators in North Carolina have made arrest in the disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods and investigators believe she is dead.

Earlier Saturday, officials said that the live-in boyfriend of Mariah Woods' mother was charged in connection with the case.

Kimrey faces several charges, including concealing of death, obstruction of justice, second-degree burglary, felony larceny, and possession of stolen property.

On Friday, Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller said he was "overwhelmed" by the outpouring of support from the community and nearby military members, who came out to assist in the search for Mariah.

Woods' mother first reported her missing Monday morning. Her biological father Alex Woods told WCTI 12 Tuesday that he found out his daughter was missing when the Amber Alert was issued and he hasn't seen her for about a year. Kimery told her the little girl woke up and he told her to go back to sleep.

"The searches will now shift to a recovery process", deputies said of the more than 700 volunteers that poured into the county along the North Carolina coast about 120 miles (193 kilometers) southeast of Raleigh, searching woods, outbuildings and anyplace else for the girl. He was being held in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $1 million bond, a news release stated. Deputies say her body has not been found.

Mother's boyfriend is arrested in connection to disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods and police believe she is dead
Arrest Made in Search for Missing 3-Year-Old

Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller talked during a news conference about Mariah Woods, who vanished November 27 from her home on High Hill Road.

Kimrey removed the girl's body from the place where she died and knew her death was not natural, according to arrest warrants.

Investigators said evidence gathered during the course of the investigation indicates Mariah is deceased.

The FBI said it has been sending "items of interest" to its lab in Quantico, Virginia, for priority testing in the case. Marines based at nearby Camp Lejeune are also assisting in the search.

A statement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday's initial search finished more quickly than anticipated because of the number of people who turned out. On Thursday, Miller called on civilians to join law enforcement in the land and air search for 3-year-old Mariah Woods.

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