Federal Bureau of Investigation releases new photos in search for missing 3-year-old girl

Mariah Kay Woods

Mariah Kay Woods An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing toddler in Onslow County

The FBI is now assisting in the search for a missing 3-year-old girl in Jacksonville after an AMBER Alert was issued Monday morning.

She has brown hair and blue eyes.

Alex Woods, Mariah's father, hasn't seen her since a year ago, according to WCTI in North Carolina.

An Amber Alert was issued early Monday and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has now joined the search, ABC reports.

Mariah's grandmother, Anne Edwards, said that the preschooler wears braces on her legs, suggesting that she would probably not make it far on her own.

The disappearance immediately prompted a statewide Amber Alert and authorities to search wooded areas around where the family lives, including the grounds of Camp Lejeune, the nearby Marine Corps base.

Kristy Woods told local news outlets that she last saw her daughter around 11 p.m. on Sunday when she checked on her. "She's my baby, she's my everything", she said.

Family members said Mariah has an orthopedic leg problem, so when she walks her left leg is thrown around and causes her to wobble. Woods said. "Nobody heard anything?"

Kristy Woods begged for her to be brought back home.

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Anyone with information should contact the Onslow County Sheriff's Office at 910-455-3113.

Anne Edwards, a family friend, said Mariah is a sweet child, but shy with strangers, according to WRAL.

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

Authorities in North Carolina are searching for a 3-year-old girl who disappeared after being put to bed Sunday night.

Ms Woods said her daughter was a "little angel" with a talkative personality.

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