A dive team discovered the girl’s remains in a creek in rural Pender County, North Carolina.
“We have recovered what we believe are the remains of little Mariah Woods. We were all hoping for a better outcome,” said Onslow County Sheriff, Hans Miller.
Earl Kimrey, the 32-year-old boyfriend of Mariah’s mother, is charged in connection with Mariah’s death and is being held on a $1 million bond.
Kinney is scheduled to be in court Monday, December 4th. He is charged with concealing a death, obstruction of justice, second degree burglary and other charges.
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