Man charged in death of missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl faces judge

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. — A body has been found in the disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods.

The FBI Charlotte field office confirmed that the body was found in Shelter Creek along Shaw Highway in Pender County, North Carolina.

Earl Kimrey, 32, was taken into custody Friday. Kimrey is Mariah’s mother’s boyfriend, WGHP reports.

Officials said earlier this week that due to evidence gathered during the investigation, they believed Mariah was deceased.

Kimrey was charged with concealing of death, obstruction of justice, second degree burglary, felony larceny and possession of stolen property.

He is being held a the Onslow County Detention Center under a $1,010,000 bond.