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. "The searches will now shift to a recovery process", the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. She says Kimery, saw the child later that night.
Officials said 730 volunteers participated in a search for Mariah on Friday.
Investigators believe, due to evidence gathered, that Mariah is deceased. "Some people may not have been home when we tried to talk to them, we will continue to contact everyone to determine if they have any information that can help us find Mariah". He told investigators the girl woke up and he told her to go back to sleep.
Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a man in connection with the disappearance of a young girl and said they are determined to find the child's body.
Kristy, who this week disabled her Facebook account after posting the missing person's appeal for her daughter, claimed that Mariah was taken by a stranger.
The sheriff said Wilmington Police Department officers and e New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies were searching on horseback, and boats from the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries were in on the search.
They were sent straight to the FBI's base in Quantico, Virginia, for testing on Wednesday afternoon.
Earl Kimrey, 32, charged in connection with the disappearance of Mariah WoodsSaturday.
Photos of Mariah Kay Woods. "I'd give anything." WATCH: "Raw video of emotional interview with Mariah's biological father She is described as a white female standing about 2' 9" tall and weighing around 30 pounds. Mariah has been missing since Sunday night when her mother put her to bed.
Also, FBI agents searched a landfill.
"Sadly, it was too late to save Mariah the moment the 911 call came in", said FBI Senior Resident Agent Stanley Meador. The missing child's case has shifted to a homicide case.