ONSLOW COUNTY, NC –
The man accused in connection with the death of Mariah Woods, 3, made his first appearance in court Monday morning.
Earl Kimrey, thirty-two years old, is the living boyfriend of Mariah's mother.
* The authorities believed they had found the remains of Mariah Woods.
* Located on Shelter Creek off Shaw Highway in Pender County.
* Still to be identified by the coroner's office.
* Earl Kimrey, 32, has been arrested and charged.
Authorities announced Saturday night that there has been an arrest related to the disappearance of Woods.
Onslow County authorities accused Kimrey of hiding the death; obstruction of justice, robbery in the second degree, theft of a felony and possession of stolen property.
He was arrested by investigators at the Onslow County Sheriff's Office on Friday.
An arrest warrant said Kimrey obstructed justice for "removing Mariah Woods' body from the scene of her death and hiding the death and body of Mariah Woods, knowing that Mariah Woods died of unnatural causes. he acted with deception and attempted fraud. "
The order also says that authorities believe that Kimrey" secretly discarded the body of the dead child. "
The Fayetteville police diving team recovered what they believe is Mariah's remains of Shelter Creek in Pender County on Saturday night.
A coroner is conducting an autopsy to find out exactly how he died.
It had been almost a week since Mariah was last seen in bed by her mother around 11 p.m. m. on November 26. His disappearance triggered an Amber Alert on November 27 that had drawn national attention.
Kimrey is being held in the Onslow County Detention Center on a bond of $ 1,010,000.
Prosecutor Ernie Lee has been consulted charges and additional charges may be pending while the investigation continues.
"This investigation continues," he said. "I will be waiting for the results of the forensic doctor's report and making some decisions at that time"
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