BURGAW, North Carolina- -The FBI says the body of 3-year-old Mariah Kay Woods has been found in Pender County.
The FBI said in a release Saturday at 6:03 p.m. that it would hold a press conference at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Shaw Highway in Pender County at 6:45 p.m. That was one location law enforcement, the FBI and dive teams had been searching Saturday.
Onslow County has been shocked and saddened along with many others following around the nation.
Officials said Woods’ body was found in the water around 5:30 p.m. in Shelter Creek along Shaw Highway in a remote area where the new search was being conducted. Woods’ body was found by a member of the Fayetteville Remote Dive Team. An autopsy by the medical examiner’s office will be conducted to verify for sure it’s the body of Woods.
Further information was not provided as the FBI and Onslow County Sheriff’s Office continue their investigation.