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Remains of missing three-year-old North Carolina girl found

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PHOTO: Mariah Kay Woods - FBI involved after Amber Alert issued for missing NC 3-year-old girl PHOTO: Mariah Kay Woods - FBI involved after Amber Alert issued for missing NC 3-year-old girl
NORTH CAROLINA -

Investigators in North Carolina say they have found the remains of a three-year-girl who went missing last week.

Officials with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office announced the human remains of Mariah Woods were found Saturday night in Pender County.

Investigators in North Carolina announced earlier they arrested a man in connection with the little girl's abduction.

Missing three-year-old North Carolina girl believed to be dead

 Local media in North Carolina are saying the suspect, 32-year-old Earl Kimrey, was dating the missing girl's mother.

A post on their Facebook page stated, "the human remains of a child strongly believed to be that of Mariah Woods was located during a concentrated search effort."

Investigators added an autopsy would be conducted by a medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death.

Police say this investigation is still ongoing.

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