8:15 P.M- What We Know:
-Fayetteville Police dive team recovered the remains of Woods around 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Shelter Creek along Shaw Highway in Pender County.
-Officials are awaiting the Medical Examiner’s Office positive confirmation of the identity of the remains.
Mariah’s mother’s live-in boyfriend, Earl Kimrey, 32, was taken into police custody late Friday in connection with Mariah’s disappearance and death.
The arrests warrants accuse Kimrey of stealing two dressers from a home on High Hill Road around the time of Mariah’s disappearance. Sunday night around 11:00 pm, was the last day Kristi Kay Hunter, the mother of Mariah said she saw Mariah as she was putting her to bed. Later, we discovered that Earl Kimrey was the last person to actually see Mariah around midnight late Sunday.
Something happened to Mariah between 11 p.m. Sunday and 3 a.m. Monday. Investigators are constantly working around the clock to find that answer.
In the arrest warrant, it also stated that Kimrey “secretly disposed of the dead child’s body.”
Kimrey is in the Onslow County Jail and is charged with concealing of death, obstruction of justice, second-degree burglary, felony larceny, and possession of stolen property.
He is being held on a $1,010,000 bond.
The District Attorney, Earnie Lee has been consulted on the current charges and additional charges could be pending as the investigation continues in her death.
Happening NOW: The search for a missing 3-year-old Mariah Woods has come to an end.
Mariah Kay Woods, 3, of Jacksonville was reported missing Monday, November 27. She was last seen by her mother, Kristi Kay Hunter and her live-in boyfriend, Earl Kimrey who is in custody on a $1,010,000.00 bond.
The body of Mariah Woods has been found in Pender County, according to the FBI.
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