Mariah Kay Woods: FBI joins search for three-year-old girl

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Photos released by the FBI Wednesday morning that were believed to be of a missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl at the center of a statewide Amber Alert have been debunked.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation asked residents in Verona and the southwest area of Jacksonville to search their properties - especially outdoor structures such as sheds or barns - for anything "out of the ordinary". The girl's home is in the southeastern part of the state, just west of Jacksonville and Marine Corps Air Station New River.

Mariah's mother told the Onslow County Sheriff's Office that she last saw her daughter at their home, at 2404 Dawson Cabin Road in Jacksonville, on Sunday night when she put her to bed.

The FBI said that a surveillance photo taken at a Walmart store in Morehead City, N.C., does not show Mariah Woods.

Details remained scarce as Miller updated the media Wednesday afternoon, as the search stretched into its third day. Base officials say almost 100 Marines from various units across Camp Lejeune and New River are helping search for the missing girl. "This ain't true. I mean, really", he said. Long also revealed that her daughter was born with a shortened leg, so she said she understood how her little girl could have been mistaken for the missing toddler.

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Mariah's two older brothers were at home at the time of her disappearance, according to friends.

"Every second counts when a child is missing, especially after the cold night we just had", Miller said.

Three people were arrested Tuesday in connection with a heroin distribution investigation, according the Nash County Sheriff's Office.

Mariah's grandmother Anne Edwards said the child wears braces on her legs and would probably not make it far on her own. "It's entirely premature to try to determine what happened".

Kristy Woods pleaded for her daughter's safe return Monday.

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"If somebody has her please, you now, bring her back, you know". Those involved have helped conduct 100-plus interviews and followed more than 140 leads in the case.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Onslow County Sheriff's Office immediately at 910-455-3113, Crime Stoppers at 910-938-2373 or call 911 or *HP.

"We needed to do something special", said Pastor Cliff Wilson of Folkston Original Free Will Baptist Church.

Suspected serial killer Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, 24, made his initial court appearance Thursday on charges of first-degree murder.

He said investigators are "working around the clock" and hope to bring the girl home safely.

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