Authorities have recovered a body of a missing three-year-old North Carolina girl 25 miles away from her home, The FBI said on Saturday.
Shelley Lynch, the FBI spokesperson, said, the body of Mariah Woods was found Saturday evening in Holly Shelter Creek, Pender County by a dive team.
Mariah Woods killed and the body was found in Pender County on Saturday
Source: Dail Mail
The medical examiners, however, have not identified the body but still the investigators are confident it is Mariah, Lynch said.
The 32-year-old Earl Kimrey has been charged with the murder where the arrest warrants say Kimrey moved Mariah's body from where she died after she knew her death was not natural.
Onslow County Detention Was Holding Earl Kimrey for $1 million bonds for his arrest concerning his crime of concealing a death, obstruction of justice including other charges.
Authorities arrested girls' mother's live-in boyfriend on suspicion of girls murder
Source: Daily Mail
According to the authorities, Kimrey is the live-in boyfriend of the girl's mother, who reported Mariah missing Monday morning. The sheriff's office said before finding the body,
Due to the evidence gathered during the course of the investigation, it is believed that Mariah is deceased.
Saturday morning, FBI agent Stanley Meador had appealed to people with surveillance cameras at the surrounding areas where Mariah disappeared to share the videos with authorities.