Missing 3-Year-Old Is Believed to Be Dead, Police Say

Mother's boyfriend is arrested in connection to disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods and police believe she is dead

A missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl is believed to be dead and her mother's live-in boyfriend faces charges in connection with her disappearance, authorities said.

32-year old Earl Kimrey, the boyfriend of the child's mother, has been arrested and charged with concealing death, obstruction of justice, and other charges.

Kimrey is charged with Concealing of Death, Obstruction of Justice, 2nd Degree Burglary, Felony Larceny and Possession of Stolen Property.

Kimrey was taken into custody at the Onslow County Sheriff's Office on Friday.

Arrest warrants obtained by CBS North Carolina report Kimrey obstructed justice by, "removing Mariah Woods' body from the scene of her death and did hide Mariah Woods' death and body, knowing that Mariah Woods died from unnatural causes".

Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Shelley Lynch confirmed Kimrey lived with Mariah and her mother.

The statement says investigators think the girl is dead, but didn't say how she might have been killed. "Our search for Mariah is not over", Miller said. He is being held at the Onslow County Detention Center under a $1,010,000 bond.

"We all hope and pray to find her alive, but it is still extremely important we find her". Once they realized she was missing, the couple said they called authorities.

The statement did not say if Kimrey has a lawyer.

"We had a total of 730 volunteers help us today", Miller said.

In a news release Saturday, the sheriff's office also stated that it believes the toddler is dead. The search was organized by Team Adam, a program for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that provides on-site assistance to law enforcement agencies and families in cases of missing children, according to Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller.

Deputies said more charges could be pending.

The FBI says they have been sending "items of interest" to their lab in Quantico, Virginia, for priority testing in the case.

'Nobody heard anything? Four people in the house, two adults and two kids, someone just comes up and snatches the baby and walks out?', Alex Woods said.

Also, FBI agents searched a landfill.

FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Stanley Meador said authorities spent days searching by foot, boat and in the water for any leads.

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