Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Court documents claim Kimrey sexually abused Mariah Woods

Court documents claim Kimrey sexually abused Mariah Woods

FBI investigators recovered remains believed to be those of 3-year-old Mariah Woods on Saturday, and her mother's boyfriend has been charged in connection with her death.

Mariah's body was found on December 3 in a creek in neighboring Pender Co., N.C.

"Due to evidence gathered during the course of the investigation, it is believed that Mariah is deceased", the sheriff's office said before the body was found.

Kimrey is charged with hiding 3-year-old Mariah Woods' body knowing she did not die of natural causes and obstruction of justice. "The defendant acted with deceit and intent to fraud". Kimrey's previous charges include larceny, assault and drunk and disorderly conduct, according to the state's online records. "The whole community is really coming together".

As the memorial grew, many in the community were still searching for answers in Mariah's death. I called the aunt yesterday and they were in tears.

An autopsy was performed Monday on the little girl. "It's awesome, this community coming together", she said. She said items have come from all over the country and from places such as Japan and the United Kingdom.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Stanley Meador on Saturday appealed to people with surveillance cameras near the home where Mariah disappeared to share their video with authorities.

"It's impacting our children", community member Anna Rust said. "We just have to hold onto our kids and watch over them".

According to the documents, a witness inside the home allegedly saw "Mr. Kimrey put his penis in the mouth" of Mariah Woods. "I can't imagine the pain the family must feel", Graves said. "Whoever is involved in the crime, whoever did this to her, justice needs to be served for them, for her, so that she can rest peacefully".

"We're such a tight knit community here that it's so heartbreaking that we couldn't protect one of our children and that's the saddest part is that we could have done more and we failed this little girl", said neighbor Kim Mitchell.

"If you have surveillance video taken Sunday, November 26 through Monday, November 27, 2017, from your home, business, or game hunting cameras, please call the Onslow County Sheriff's Office at (910) 555-3113", said Lynch in a press release.

"We drive by the house everyday to take her to preschool, pick her up from preschool", said Tiana Purdy who had to explain the entire story of the search and recovery to her daughter.

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