Body found in North Carolina positively identified as 3-year-old Mariah Woods

ByTim Pulliam via WTVD logo
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Public visitation held for Mariah Woods

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- A body found in North Carolina has been positively identified as 3-year-old Mariah Woods, who was the subject of an Amber Alert that garnered national attention.

The Onslow County District Attorney's Office confirmed the news to ABC7's sister station, WTVD-TV Wednesday afternoon.

Mariah's body has been returned to her family.

A public visitation for Mariah was held Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville. No funeral arrangements have been made, but Jones Funeral Home will handle the services.

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Mariah was reported missing by her mother on Nov. 27.

Divers recovered a body in Shelter Creek on Saturday, but did not immediately confirm the identity.

Earl Kimrey, 32, the mother's live-in boyfriend, was arrested Dec. 1 and charged with concealing of death, obstruction of justice, second-degree burglary, felony larceny and possession of stolen property.