Search continues for missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl

The search continues on day three for missing North Carolina 3-year-old Mariah Woods.

In a news conference Tuesday afternoon, officials provided little new information regarding the search for a missing 3-year-old girl in Jacksonville.

Mariah weighs about 30 pounds and is 2 feet 9 inches tall, authorities said.

Woods went to keep an eye on her the next morning, however cautioned experts at around 6 a.m. when she couldn't discover her.

Mariah was last seen in the area of Dawson Cabin Road in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He said that he found out his little girl was missing when the Amber Alert went out yesterday. "My last memory of her was feeding her and putting her to bed", mother Kristy Woods told reporters. Woods said her daughter wears leg braces to help her walk, meaning she would have been unlikely to wander off alone.

The FBI says they're continuing interviews and asking for anyone for a contact with the family on Sunday or Monday to call the Sheriff's Office.

Family members said there was no sign of forced entry or anything wrong with Mariah's room.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call 911 or the Onslow County Sheriff's Office immediately at 910-455-3113.

"She's a sweet youngster, however she is modest with outsiders, so she wouldn't simply run with a more odd", Edwards said. "I'd give anything", Ms Woods said through tears.

The Sheriff's Office checked with Mariah's biological father but said he does not have the girl.

The girl's two older brothers were in the house when Mariah disappeared but are both safe.

Mariah has been missing since Sunday night when her mother put her to bed.

  • Angelo Rivera