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Missing NC toddler Mariah Woods, 3, found at bottom of lake – Earl Kimrey, mother’s boyfriend charged

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Earl Kimrey is accused is the death of  missing 3-year-oldNC North Carolina girl Mariah Woods found in the Onslow County, N.C., Saturday
Her mom’s live-in boyfriend, has been arrested and charged in the death after the toddler was declared missing  Monday, Kimrey was the last person to see her alive in her family’s Jacksonville, N.C home
Divers  recovered the body around 5.30pm Saturday in a Pender County creek
Kimrey, 32, is charged with concealing of death, obstruction of Justice, 2nd Degree Burglary, Felony Larceny, and Possession of Stolen Property.
Kimrey is the boyfriend of the mother of 3-year-old Mariah Woods, who is believed to be her killer
Mariah’s biological father,  Alex Woods, and mom Kristy are divorced, he has been trying to get sole custody of Mariah and her brothers for years, Alex said
The suspect, a career criminal, is being held in the Onslow County Detention Center in lieu of $1,010,000 bond
Mariah Woods 1.jpgAuthorities  found the body of Mariah Woods, Sat evening after they uncovered evidence that led them to believe she is dead

The body of missing 3-year-old Mariah Woods was found Saturday, after authorities in North Carolina arrested the girl’s mother’s live-in boyfriend and charged him with concealing death and other offenses.
The search party  found the little girl’s body around 5:30 p.m. in waters in a remote part of Pender County, WCTI reported.  Officials said a dive team member found the body of missing three-year-old Mariah Woods around. at the bottom of a remote creek 25 miles from her home – hours after her mother’s boyfriend was charged with ‘concealing her death
The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI detained 32-year-old Earl Kimery Friday in connection with the disappearance of the toddler.
According to a WRAL report, Kimrey is accused of “removing Mariah Woods’ body from the scene of her death” and concealing “Mariah Woods’ death and body, knowing that Mariah died from unnatural causes. The defendant acted with deceit and intent to fraud,” Kimery’s arrest warrant states.
The Sheriff’s office said in a statement Saturday morning that collected evidence suggested Mariah was dead. “At this time, the location of Mariah is unknown,” the statement said. “The searches now will shift to a recovery process.”

Earl Kimrey  1.jpgEarl Kimrey was arrested and charged in the death of Mariah Woods, his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter
Kristy made a tearful appeal to her daughter's abductor earlier in the weekIs she complicit? Kristy made a teary appeal to her daughter’s abductor on Monday, and begged for her return

Authorities in Onslow County issued an Amber Alert for Mariah on Monday, the same day her mother, Kristy Woods, 29, reported her missing. The distraught mother-of-three told authorities she put her daughter to bed Sunday evening and woke up to find her gone.
Mariah’s disappearance sparked a massive search effort, with investigators and volunteers from the community coming together to search for the missing toddler.
Sheriff Hans Miller said during a press conference Friday that he had “a long conversation” with one of Mariah’s family members and that “they are cooperating.”

Invesstigators search near the Southwest Creek Bridge for three-year-old Mariah Woods in Jacksonville, N.C., Friday morning.jpgInvestigators on Friday were seen searching for the toddler near the Southwest Creek Bridge on U.S. 17 in Jacksonville, N.C.
Authorities in Onslow County issued two arrest warrants  for Earl Kimrey in the death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter, Mariah Woods. In one of the warrants he is  charged with obstruction of justice and concealing the girl’s death. The warrant states Kimrey failed to notify authorities of te toddler’s death and secretly disposed of her body knowing she did not die of natural causes.
In an earlier warrant Kimrey had been charged with larceny, breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. The warrant accuses him of breaking into a home on High Hill Road in Jacksonville sometime after 11 p.m. on Sunday and 3:30 a.m. on Monday and taking two dressers.
Kimery was also charged with obstruction of justice, second-degree burglary, larceny and possession of stolen property.

Earl Kimrey and Kristy Woods [Mariah's mother] who told police he was the last to see Mariah alive.JPGAll loved up: Divorced mother-of-three Kristy Woods was sharing a home with boyfriend Earl Kimrey.  She told police he was the last to see Mariah alive
Mariah Wood's body was found in Holly Shelter Creek.JPGLittle Mariah Wood’s body was found Saturday in Holly Shelter Creek in Pender County creek, about 25 miles from her home
Earl Kimrey and Kristy [Mariah's mother], Mariah Woods and her two brothers.JPGMurder suspect Earl Kimrey [left],  with Kristy and her daughter Mariah Woods, as well as Kristy’s two sons

Mariah’s mother is divorced from her dad, Alex Woods with whom he shares two sons as well. Woods said that while his daughter is with her mother his weeks are “like hell, like a nightmare.”
“Somebody just walks right in there, grabs a 3-year-old out of the bed, she didn’t cry, she didn’t scream?” he told WTVR ahead of Kimery’s arrest. “Nobody heard nothing? Four people in the house, two adults and two babies and somebody just comes, snatches the baby.
On Friday agents were seen searching the trailer where the toddler lived with her mother Kristy, her older brothers and her alleged killer, Earl Kimrey. The suspect who is accused of stealing two dressers after breaking into a home in Jacksonville between 11pm on Sunday and 3.30am on Monday, reportedly  has a long criminal history which includes arrests for larceny, assault, threats to government and being drunk and disorderly, since his early teens.
Kimrey is being held in the Onslow County Detention Center in lieu of a $1,010,000 bond.

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