Authorities arrested a North Carolina man in connection to the disappearance of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. Kimrey is the live-in boyfriend of Mariah Woods' mother Kristy Woods, CBS affiliate WNCN reported.
She called the sheriff's office around 6 a.m. Monday to report her missing, and an Amber Alert was issued that day. She was last seen when her mother put her to bed around 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the Charlotte Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Miller said that the outpouring of support from the community has been "overwhelming" and asked that residents continue to support each other "as we all grieve the life of this little girl and still focus on finding her".
Though the girl's body has not been found, ongoing searches for her have now turned into a recovery process. He is being held in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $1.01 million bond.
"We all hope and pray to find her alive, but it is still extremely important we find her". "Just bring her home, please, safe and sound". She says Kimery, saw the child later that night.More news: Aaron Boone to be named Yankees manager
The statement did not say if Kimrey has a lawyer. On Friday morning, the search for 3-year-old Mariah intensified with a renewed effort that included hundreds of volunteers. Among them are the FBI's Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team and Team Adam from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
"Due to evidence gathered during the course of the investigation, it is believed that Mariah is deceased".
They were sent straight to the FBI's base in Quantico, Virginia, for testing on Wednesday afternoon.
A statement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday's initial search finished more quickly than anticipated because of the number of people who turned out.
'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.
FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Stanley Meador said authorities spent days searching by foot, boat and in the water for any leads.