ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. -- An arrest has been made in the disappearance of a three-year-old girl in North Carolina.
The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI took 32-year-old Earl Kimrey into custody on Friday. He's believed to be the live-in boyfriend of Mariah Woods' mother, and one of the last people to have seen the little girl who was reported missing Monday.
Investigators said evidence gathered during the course of the investigation indicates Mariah is deceased. The search has shifted to a recovery process.
Newly released warrants from the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office indicate that Kimery 'allegedly knowingly concealed the unnatural death of Mariah Woods, and secretly hid the child's body.'
Kimrey is charged with Concealing of Death, Obstruction of Justice, 2nd Degree Burglary, Felony Larceny and Possession of Stolen Property.
According to the arrest warrant, Kimerly stole two dressers from a home on the 700 block of High Hill Road in Jacksonville, N.C.
He's being held in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $1,010,000 bond.
The district attorney said additional charges could be pending.
Anyone with information should contact the sheriff’s office at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.
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