Timeline of events in Mariah Woods' disappearance

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Timeline of events in the death of Mariah Woods

The search continues for 3-year-old Mariah Woods who vanished from her home in the middle of the night. Here are the important events up to this point.

Nov. 26
  • Mariah Woods last seen in bed by her mother around 11 p.m.

Nov. 27
  • The boyfriend of Woods' mother claimed he saw girl around 12 a.m. and told her to go back to bed
  • Woods reported missing to Onslow County Sheriff's Office around 6:30 a.m.
  • Amber Alert issued


Nov. 28
  • FBI joined the search for Woods and held joint press conference with Sheriff's Office
  • Marines from nearby Camp Lejeune joined search
  • Woods' biological father raised doubts about her disappearance

Nov. 29
  • Officials confirmed they are searching a nearby body of water
  • Officials released photos of a child believed to be Woods in Walmart but later confirmed it is not Woods

Dec. 1
  • The FBI said 32-year-old Earl Kimrey arrested in connection with Woods' disappearance
  • Authorities said they believe Woods is dead, but her body has not been found
  • Kimrey identified as the live-in boyfriend of Mariah Woods' mother
  • Held on $1 million bond on charges of concealing a death and obstruction of justice

Dec. 2
  • Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller said the girl's body was found by dive teams in a creek about 25 miles from the home

Dec. 5
  • A court document revealed that Mariah Woods may have been sexually abused by her mother's live-in boyfriend, Earl Kimrey

Dec. 6
  • The remains found ina creek on Dec. 2 were positively identified as those of 3-year-old Mariah Woods


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