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Arrest made in connection to missing Onslow County girl

Arrest made in connection to missing Onslow County girl

Earl Kimrey, 32, was being held Saturday on more than $1 million bond at the Onslow County Detention Center following his arrest for concealing a death, obstruction of justice and other charges, according to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office. "She's my baby, she's my everything", said Kristy Woods in a press conference.

Law enforcement officers in North Carolina arrest a man in connection to a missing child, who they now believe to be dead. Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller is urging the public to comb through their properties meticulously for "any clues", including wooded areas or "outbuildings" such as sheds or barns.

The FBI said because of evidence gathered, it believes that Mariah is dead but no body has been recovered.

The statement says investigators think the girl is dead, but didn't say how she might have been killed.

The arrest warrant said Kimrey obstructed justice by "removing Mariah Woods' body from the scene of her death, and did hide (the) death and body, knowing that (she) died from unnatural causes". Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are no longer looking to find a missing little girl; they're trying to recover her body.

At 2.30am WCTI12.com announced that Earl Kimrey had been taken into custody and charged for concealing a death and the obstruction of justice.

"We had a total of 730 volunteers help us today", Miller said.

"Allow us to review it to determine if it is of investigative value", FBI agent Stanley Meador said.

The FBI says more than 700 people came to join in the search for a missing North Carolina child.

The FBI says they have been sending "items of interest" to their lab in Quantico, Virginia, for priority testing in the case.

The woman, Jetta Long, told the news station Wednesday morning that she was frustrated that the surveillance photos "may have gotten the hopes of the family up". "Just bring her home, please, safe and sound". Her biological father Alex Woods told WCTI 12 Tuesday that he found out his daughter was missing when the Amber Alert was issued and he hasn't seen her for about a year.

The girl is shy and has an orthopedic leg problem, her grandmother said, according to CBS News. They said no information is too small or insignificant when looking for the missing child.