JACKSONVILLE - The Onslow County sheriff on Wednesday morning said surveillance photos circulated in the search for Mariah Kay Woods, 3, are not the missing girl, according to WRAL-TV in Raleigh.
During a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff Hans Miller said that crews were working tirelessly to find Mariah.
"We will use every possible means to bring her home," he said. "Every second counts when a child is missing. No piece of information is too small or insignificant."
The FBI shared images overnight from a Morehead City Walmart of a woman and child who appeared to be about the size and description of Mariah, who has been missing since Monday morning.
Mariah is white with light brown hair and blue eyes. She is about 2 feet, 9 inches tall and 30 pounds. The child in the photos, shown only in profile, appeared to match that description, leading law enforcement to share them in their search.
The Onslow County Sheriff's Office in Jacksonville and the FBI are seeking assistance from the public to locate three-year-old Mariah Woods. Woods was reported missing from her home on Dawson Cabin Road in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on Monday, Nov. 27. She was last seen during the evening hours on Sunday, Nov. 26.
As a result from information provided by the community, law enforcement obtained an image of an adult and child that was taken on Monday morning, Nov. 27, at approximately 9:30 am in the WalMart in Morehead City.
The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI are attempting to determine whether the child depicted in this image is missing three-year-old Mariah Woods. Therefore, the FBI requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the adult and the child depicted in this image.
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The FBI said no information is too small or insignificant when looking for a missing child. If you have any information to identify the adult and child in this image, please call the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113.