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Local police have intensified the search for a missing girl from North Carolina after she disappeared from her home. Mariah Kay Woods, 3 years old, was reported missing at her home around 6 a.m. of Monday. (November 29th)
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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office in Jacksonville, North Carolina and the FBI are seeking public badistance to locate Mariah Woods, age 3. Woods was reported missing from her home on Dawson Cabin Road in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on Monday, November 27, 2017. (Photo: Onslow County Sheriff's Office)

The search for a missing 3-year-old boy in North Carolina intensified on Wednesday with the authorities trying to d Etermine if Mariah Woods is the girl in photos taken by a Walmart security camera in Morehead City. [19659007] Morehead City is about 40 miles east of Mariah's house in Jacksonville. Mariah was last seen by her mother's boyfriend on Sunday night and was reported missing on Monday morning.

Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller said authorities requested public badistance to identify the adult and child represented in the images

"No information is too small or insignificant when looking for a child gone, "Miller said. He said that much of the search continues in the area around the child's house in Inez's Mobile Home Park.

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Dozens of officers and K-9 units combed the area, and helicopters and a drone buzzed overhead while the search extended until a third day . Miller confirmed to Wilmington Star News that authorities would request volunteers to help conduct the search as the area widens.

Mariah's biological father, Alex Woods, told WCTI-TV that her daughter's disappearance was "a nightmare."

"Someone just walked in, took the 3-year-old girl out of bed and did not He cried, did not he cry? "Woods said. "Nobody heard anything, four people in the house, two adults and two children, does someone just come and snatch the baby and leave?"

Maria's mother, Kristy Woods, said her daughter is a "very sweet girl" who has trouble walking.

"If anyone knows where you are or has information, call the sheriff's department or notify someone," Woods said. "She could be anywhere."

The local Crime Stoppers program offers a cash reward of up to $ 2,500 for information considered "valuable or helpful" in the search.

Contribution: WCNC-TV in Charlotte, NC

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