JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County – An Amber Alert has been issued for the missing 3-year-old girl in Onslow County.
Mariah Woods was reported missing around 6:00 a.m. this morning, November 27, Sheriff Hans Miller confirmed. She was last seen the night before on November 26 when her mother put her to bed.
She is described as a 3-year-old White female, approximately 2 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 30 pounds. She has blond hair and blue eyes.
Sheriff Miller said officials are “working everything that can be worked to find this little girl.”
“We don’t know what happened,” Sheriff Miller said. “It’s entirely premature to try to determine what happened.”
Four volunteer fire departments, law enforcement officials and K9 units conducted a search in the wooded area behind Inez’ Mobile Home Park and the girl’s home located at 2404 Dawson Cabin Road earlier today.
At least three to four Onslow County Sheriff’s Department vehicles were on the scene. Onslow County Communications flew a drone in the area to aid in the search. A helicopter from New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office also conducted aerial support.
The Provost Marshals Office from Camp Lejeune also took part in the search, along with Camp Lejeune Range Control.
Sheriff Miller said that officials have interviewed the mother of the little girl and her live-in boyfriend. They also conducted a search of the house and vehicle.
Officials are asking neighbors in the area to check their yards, sheds and other areas for any evidence of a little girl.
If you have any information regarding this incident, call the Onslow County Sheriff immediately at (910) 455-3113, or call 911.