URGENT! FBI joins investigation for missing AMBER Alert toddler

The FBI is helping Jacksonville, North Carolina, authorities locate a 3-year-old little girl who police say was abducted from her own home.

WITN reports that an AMBER Alert was issued on Monday morning at around 6:45 a.m. for Mariah Woods, a toddler last seen at around 11 p.m. on Sunday night when her mother, Kristy Kay Hunter, put her to bed inside their Jacksonville home at 2404 Dawson Cabin Road. At around midnight, Hunter’s live-boyfriend, Earl Kimrey, checked on the toddler and told Hunter to “go back to bed.”

Sheriff Miller of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department said at this point, they aren’t sure who has the little girl or exactly what happened.

“We don’t know what happened. It’s entirely premature to try to determine what happened.”

Mariah is described as a white female, standing around 2 feet 9 inches tall, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She weighs around 30 pounds.

Along with the FBI and local law enforcement, four volunteer fire departments and K9 units joined in on the search effort. Onslow County Communications utilized a drone to help look overhead throughout the area, while The Provost Marshals Office from Camp Lejeune and the Camp Lejeune Range Control.

Authorities interviewed both the little girl’s mother and her mother’s live-in boyfriend, but it’s still unclear, what, if any, leads detectives have at this point. Officials are asking all residents in the nearby areas to search their yards, garages, and cars.

Anyone with any information on Mariah’s whereabouts is asked to contact If you have any information regarding this incident, call the Onslow County Sheriff immediately at 910-455-3113, or call 911.

[Feature Photo: Mariah Woods/Handout]