Search for missing 3-year-old enters fourth day

Search continues Mariah Woods, reported abducted from bedroom

Local law enforcement has stepped up the search for a missing North Carolina girl after she disappeared from her home.

3-year-old Mariah Woods was first reported missing from her Jacksonville home on Monday.

Early Wednesday morning, authorities released photos of a woman and child at a Wal-Mart in Morehead City in an attempt to determine if Mariah was the girl in the photo.

Mariah is white with light brown hair and blue eyes.

The last time her mother Kirsty saw her was 11pm the same night, when she tucked her little daughter in to bed.

The home is just west of Jacksonville and Marine Corps Air Station New River.

If you have any information about this investigation, the Onslow County Sheriff's Office urges you to call them at 910-455-3113.

Mariah Woods, 3, was reported missing from her North Carolina home, November 27, 2017.

Onslow County Sheriff Hans Zimmer said the search was still ongoing.

When the mother awoke the next morning at about 6 a.m., she noticed the girl missing, she told authorities.

On Thursday, search crews turned their attention towards a creek along USA 17 about three miles from Mariah's home on Dawson Cabin Road in Jacksonville where she was last seen. "We are still asking anyone that came into contact with members of Mariah's immediate family on Sunday, November 26th through Monday, November 27th to contact the Onslow County Sheriff's Office".

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -The FBI and Onslow County Sheriff's Office said more resources, including law enforcement horses and search boats, have been added to the search teams out in Jacksonville Thursday.

More than 225 members of 14 local, state, and federal agencies have conducted almost 100 interviews, and have followed more than 140 leads. "I think after 24 hours, it would kind of start to get to her".

WATCH: Raw video of emotional interview with Mariah's biological father "Someone just walked right up in there, grabbed the 3-year-old out of the bed and she didn't cry, she didn't scream?"

Throughout the course of the search, investigators have used everything from drones, helicopters, and K9 dogs in the attempt to find the Mariah.

"I mean, it's just not making sense to me about where she could be at - who she could be with", she said. Tell her that I love her and to see the rest of my kids and be a family.

Authorities interviewed both the little girl's mother and her mother's live-in boyfriend, but it's still unclear, what, if any, leads detectives have at this point.



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