Man charged as FBI says missing North Carolina girl presumed dead

Man charged as FBI says missing North Carolina girl presumed dead
Man charged as FBI says missing North Carolina girl presumed dead

(Reuters) - A 32-year-old man has been arrested in North Carolina in connection with the disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods who went missing from her bedroom five days ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Saturday.

Earl Kimrey was taken into custody on Friday in Onslow County, North Carolina, and charged with several crimes including concealing a death and obstruction of justice, the FBI said in a statement.

The girl is believed to be dead due to evidence gathered during the investigation, the FBI said.

"At this time, the location of Mariah is unknown," the FBI said. "The searches will now shift to a recovery process."

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; editing by Alexander Smith)

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