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Document: Mariah Woods may have been sexually abused by mom's boyfriend

Document: Mariah Woods may have been sexually abused by mom's boyfriend

"I wanted to bring her two gifts". She has been missing from her home since Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.

Kimrey has not been charged with the death of Mariah.

Since the discovery Saturday of remains believed to be the child in Shelter Creek along Shaw Highway in Pender County, a memorial of stuffed animals, balloons, cards and signs has been forming near Mariah's home.

Earl Kimrey, Mariah's mother's live-in boyfriend, was arrested Friday for covering up the girl's death and hiding her body. Mariah's body was found December 2.

Kristy Woods, the children's mother, knew of the sexual abuse and "failed to protect the juveniles from exposure to sexual abuse", according to court documents. The disappearance of three-year-old Mariah Kay Woods resulted in a five-day search with participants from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Federal Bureau of Investigation and hundreds of local residents that volunteered their time.

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As of Tuesday, investigators have not said what led them to suspect Kimrey.

In the court documents, Mariah's biological father, Alex Woods, outlined the reasons he is pursuing custody of Mariah's two brothers, who are also his sons, according to multiple reports and first reported by The Jacksonville Daily News.

Kimrey is being held in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $1,010,000 bond.

Along with being charged with concealing Mariah's death, Kimrey is facing charges of obstruction of justice, second-degree burglary, felony larceny and possession of stolen property. Anyone who wishes to pay their respects can do so from 4 p.m.to 6 p.m.at the Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Prosecutors are reviewing whether additional charges should be filed.

District Attorney Ernie Lee called the search an extremely challenging and emotional week.

Mariah Woods was presumed dead after local authorities believed to have come across her remains Saturday in a creek. "We'll be waiting for the results of the medical examiner's report and making some decisions at that time".