Missing 3-year-old's body found in North Carolina creek, suspect held on $1 million bond
JACKSONVILLE, N.C.- Authorities say they have recovered a body they think is a missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl from a creek in a neighboring county.
Onslow County Hans Miller said dive teams found Mariah Woods' body around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said in a statement the body was in a Pender County creek about 25 miles from Mariah Woods' home in Jacksonville.
Miller didn't release any other details at a news conference.
Deputies have charged 32-year-old Earl Kimrey with concealing a death. Arrest warrants say Kimrey moved Mariah's body from where she died, knowing her death was not natural. They haven't said how they think the girl was killed.
Kimrey was living with the girl's mother.
His bond is set at $1 million.
Nov. 29- Authorities have stepped up the search for a North Carolina girl who disappeared from her home.
Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller told news outlets that investigators need a break in their search for 3-year-old Mariah Kay Woods, who was reported missing from her home about 6 a.m. Monday.
A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for Mariah.
Kristy Woods told WITN-TV in Greenville that she last saw Mariah about 11 p.m. Sunday when she checked on her. She said her boyfriend saw the child about midnight when she got up and he told her to go back to bed. Once they realized she was missing, the couple said they called authorities.
The home is just west of Jacksonville and Marine Corps Air Station New River.