Missing NC girl prompts frantic search

Posted November 30, 2017

The Virginia Beach Police Department retweeted an Amber Alert notification on Wednesday morning in connection to the search for a missing North Carolina child.

A 3-year-old North Carolina girl has been missing for over 24 hours after she was believed to be taken from her bed in the middle of the night on Monday. Mariah has brown hair and blue eyes.

Kristy Woods, Mariah's mother, says she discovered her daughter missing from their Onslow County home around 6:30 a.m. Monday.

But the blond-haired, blue-eyed girl was missing the next morning, and police issued an Amber alert early Monday. Woods said that Mariah was a miracle "angel" because she became pregnant with Mariah after she had already gotten her tubes tied.

Multiple agencies spent the day searching for the girl, using helicopters, drones and K-9s. Woods said. "Nobody heard anything?" Her mother told authorities she had not seen her daughter since she put her to bed Sunday night in their home in Jacksonville, according to ABC affiliate WCTI.

Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller said over 225 agents from more than 14 local, state and federal agencies are in on the investigation.

"She wouldn't have her support, her braces and things of that nature", said Cloyd. "Just bring her home please safe and sound".

Around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, the Onslow County Sheriff's Office confirmed the girl was not Mariah.

Family members said there was no sign of forced entry or anything wrong with Mariah's room but did mention the back door was unlocked.

Family companion Anne Edwards revealed to NBC offshoot WRAL that it would be odd for Mariah to go out so effectively.

The girl's two older brothers were in the house when Mariah disappeared.