Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Shelley Lynch confirmed in an email Saturday that 32-year-old Earl Kimrey was living with 3-year-old Mariah Woods and her family when she disappeared almost a week ago. WITN is reporting Kimrey is the live-in boyfriend of Mariah Woods' mother.
Earl Kimrey, who lived with Mariah and her mother, was taken into custody by investigators at the Onslow County Sheriff's Office on Friday.
He is being held at the Onslow County Detention Center on a $1.01 million bond and due in court Monday at 8 a.m., according to these documents.
Onslow County deputies say they have not found Mariah Woods' body and will continue to search the eastern North Carolina woods with hundreds of volunteers.
The FBI released this photo of Mariah Woods, who was reporting missing on November 27, 2017.
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On Thursday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said "items of interest" were taken to Marine Corps Base Quantico, outside Washington, D.C., for testing.
The Jacksonville, N.C., girl went missing late Saturday, prompting her father, Alex Woods, to question his ex-wife's statement about the girl's whereabouts.
Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller said at a news conference that deputies are just as determined to bring the girl home as they were when it was still possible she was alive.
Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the disappearance of a 3-year-old North Carolina girl. ABC News reports that her mother reached out to the public in an emotion-filled plea Monday. "Four people in the house, two adults and two kids, someone just comes up and snatches the baby and walks out?" "She's my baby. She's my everything".
Mariah was last seen Sunday night when her mother, Kristy Woods, put the girl to bed, according to the sheriff's office. They said no information is too small or insignificant when looking for the missing child.