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The 9-1-1 call of Earl Kimrey, the live-in boyfriend to Kristy Kay Hunter, Mariah Wood’s mother has been released. Police blocked the 911 call from being released after they claimed it would “gravely interfere with the proper administration of justice.” On December 4, 2017, an Onslow County Judge ordered the call to be sealed and on Friday, February 23, 2018, the call was unsealed.
In the heavily breathing call from Earl Kimrey, he describes to the operator about Mariah Wood’s missing. In the call, he tells the dispatcher that Mariah is nowhere near the home or outside.
In a sealed affidavit, Detective Michael Gibbs listed reasons for requiring a search warrant for the property where Mariah Wood’s lived. He said that Earl Kimrey called 911 on November 27, 2017, and said Mariah was last seen between 8 PM and 8:30 PM on November 26, 2017, wearing pink pajamas. He stated that Kimrey said in the 911 call that those pajamas were on the floor of Mariah’s bedroom while she was nowhere to be found.
According to the affidavit, witnesses told Law Enforcement that they saw Kimrey putting an object “bigger than a bookbag” into his van around 11:30 PM that same night before leaving in the van.
Detectives were able to get a search warrant for the van and seized two dressers, zip ties, sections of carpet, and swabs from the two front seats. Law enforcement officers were also granted permission to search Mariah’s home. Bedding items, child’s clothing, a section of wall, leg braces, and bleach bottles were seized along with sex toys and items from a trash can.
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