Man charged in connection with the death of Mariah Woods faces judge

Marlene Weaver
December 5, 2017

Arrest warrants obtained by WNCN report Kimrey, who was Wood's mom's live-in boyfriend, obstructed justice by, "removing Mariah Woods' body from the scene of her death and did hide Mariah Woods' death and body, knowing that Mariah Woods died from unnatural causes".

Police dive teams have recovered what they believe is the child's remains.

Grace's expert panel includes forensic psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Bober, investigator Vincent Hill, syndicated radio talk host Dave Mack, and child advocate lawyer Ashley Willcott. The mother said Kimrey, her live-in boyfriend, checked on the girl an hour later when she woke up and told her to go back to sleep.

He did say that, while several items were flagged during a massive ground search involving more than 700 volunteers, those items did not appear to be related to the case.

Mariah Woods, 3, was reported missing on 27 November after her mother put her to bed in their mobile park home.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Stanley Meador on Saturday appealed to people with surveillance cameras near the home where Mariah disappeared to share their video with authorities.

A child's body, "strongly believed to be that of Mariah Woods" was found in a creek in neighboring Pender County, Onslow County deputies said in a statement. Kimrey is being held on $1,010,000 bond at the Onslow County Detention Center, CNN reported. Woods said her boyfriend, Kimrey, also checked on her around midnight.

Kimrey was charged with concealing a death, obstruction of justice, second-degree burglary, felony larceny and possession of stolen property.

Kimrey has previously been charged with larceny, assault and drunk and disorderly conduct, the News & Observer said.

This weekend, the search for 3-year-old Mariah Woods ended tragically. Investigators also sorted through 95,000 pounds of trash by hand, searching for items of interest, the sheriff's office said.

An FBI spokesperson said Sunday that the case is now a state homicide investigation and the agency will no longer be involved. "Nobody's heard nothing? Four people in the house, two adults and two babies and somebody just comes, snatches the baby up and walks out?" he told WTVR.

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