Kimrey allegedly, then wrapped the child in three white trash bags, stuffed her into the cover of a couch cushion weighed down with cement before being throwing the body into a nearby creek in Pender County, NC
Her mother’s boyfriend, 32-year-old Adolphus Earl Kimrey II, has been charged with first degree murder and Felony Child Abuse resulting in Serious Bodily injury/death, in the death of Mariah
The body of Mariah Woods, 3, was found stuffed inside a plaid, zippered couch cushion cover according to the report.
‘The couch cushion cover also contains a large portion of a solid cement material admixed with stones,’ wrote the medical examiner.
‘After opening the couch cushion cover, the body is wrapped in three white, plastic, trash bags which are tied around the neck.’
The toxicology report that was conducted revealed that the girl’s peripheral blood tested positive for chloroform and there was a lethal level of chloroform found in her lungs.
Mariah Woods [photo L-R], 3, died of chloroform toxicity an autopsy report released on Wednesday revealed
Mariah’s mom Kristy stands next to her boyfriend, Adolphus Earl Kimrey II [holding Mariah], with her mother and two older brothers.
Adolphus Earl Kimrey II, 32, the boyfriend of Mariah’s mother Kristy, has already been charged with First Degree Murder and Felony Child Abuse Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury/Death in the death of Mariah.
Kimrey reported Mariah missing at around 6:30am on November 27, with the girl’s mother Kristy saying she last saw the girl when she put her to bed at 11pm the previous night.
Missing NC toddler Mariah Woods, 3, found at bottom of lake – Earl Kimrey, mother’s boyfriend charged
In his call to authorities, Kimrey said that Mariah had gotten out of bed around midnight and that he then told her to go back to her room. He also mentioned that he had left the home at one point to go out, but did not lock the door.
On December 2, after five days of searching, baby Mariah’s body was found in a nearby creek.
Kimrey was arrested one day prior and detained on charges including obstruction of justice and secretly disposing of a body to conceal a death.
In an odd twist he was also charged with burglary, larceny and possession of stolen property for taking two dressers valued at $40 from a woman the night Mariah was last seen alive.
In January, he was charged with murder.
The body of Mariah Woods was found in a creek in Pender County on December 2, 2017, after five days of searching
Commenting on the investigation, Pender County Sheriff Hans Miller said, ‘The death of a child is always a sobering reminder of how fragile life is. When the community is so deeply affected by such a horrific crime it is sometimes difficult to not allow our emotions to influence the decisions that we make,’ Sheriff Miller observed at the time.
‘However, the best way to honor Mariah is to ensure a fair and thorough investigation, which will lead to a successful prosecution.
‘We must remember that through these moments, together, as a community we can ensure that justice will be delivered for Mariah. We sincerely thank the community for their patience and support through this entire investigation.’
Kristy Woods seen here with boyfriend Kimrey, allegedly was an enabler who was aware he was abusing all her children
Autopsy revealed that toddler Mariah Woods [photo], died of chloroform toxicity. Her mother’s boyfriend has been charged in her death
A memorial set up for Maria Woods
Police said at the time that Mariah’s mother ‘has been cooperative with the investigation and continues to cooperate with the detectives as the investigation continues.’
It was noted however that ‘these additional charges do not mean the investigation is concluded but will continue until all leads and information is thoroughly evaluated.’
There has been no additional arrests since January, but the following month the district attorney announced that he would be seeking the death penalty in the case.
Mariah’s father, Alex Woods, had previously claimed that his daughter was sexually abused, but the autopsy showed no signs to support that allegation.
Kimrey has a lengthy rap sheet, and had been charged with a crime over 20 times before his arrest for Mariah’s murder.