Crews enter fourth day in search for missing Onslow County girl

02 December, 2017, 01:02 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • Sheriff: Search underway for missing 3-year-old girl in Jacksonville

A search in a wooded area behind the girl's home as well as the surrounding woods by four volunteer fire departments, the Onslow County Sheriff's Department and K9 unites came up empty, WCTI reported.

"Our focus right now is to find her, to bring her back and then to find out what happened", Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

When questioned about the adults in Mariah's life, Sheriff Miller said that "we've talked to them, they've talked to us", but would not elaborate further. It's entirely premature to try to determine what happened, ' Sheriff Miller said.

Woods, Mariah's mother, called her daughter an "angel", describing the child as "goofy", "outgoing" and "talkative".

Mariah's mother, Kristy Woods, earlier this week implored whoever had her daughter to please bring the young girl home. She said when she checked on the little girl at 6:30 a.m., she was nowhere to be found.

"I don't feel that she just walked out the house".

The search for a missing 3-year-old girl in North Carolina entered its second day Tuesday. She is about 2 feet, 9 inches tall and 30 pounds.

Police have frantically searched the area around Mariah's home since Monday, adding a Marine Corps helicopter and state highway troopers to the effort.

Sheriff: Search underway for missing 3-year-old girl in Jacksonville
A 3-year-old girl vanished in the middle of the night, setting off a frantic search

"It is extraordinarily rare for a stranger abduction, someone to come into a residence simply for the sole motivation of taking an infant child", said retired FBI agent Greg Baker, who is not involved in the investigation into Mariah's disappearance.

Long told the station she was frustrated that this "may have gotten the hopes of the family up". Tell her that I love her and to see the rest of my kids and be a family. "This ain't true. I mean, really", he said. They said no information is too small or insignificant when looking for the missing child.

"It said, "3-year-old Mariah Kay Woods" and I was like, 'What?"

The girl's biological father, Alex Woods, who does not live with the child or her mother, has questioned the kidnapping story.

Officials interviewed both Kristy Woods and her live-in boyfriend and conducted a search of their home and vehicle, according to WCTI.

It has been about a year since he had seen his daughter, but he remembers Mariah as being a happy little girl who was always cheerful, playing and smiling.

The FBI and local authorities requested the public's help in identifying the woman and child in the photos, but the Onslow County Sheriff's Office confirmed around 9:45 a.m. the child is not Mariah Woods and the woman is not related to the investigation.


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