Amber Alert issued for missing 3-year-old girl from Onslow County

Amber Alert issued for missing 3-year-old girl from Onslow County

Amber Alert issued for missing 3-year-old girl from Onslow County

Photos released by the FBI Wednesday morning that were believed to be of a missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl at the center of a statewide Amber Alert have been debunked.

The latest: * FBI Lab in Quantico, VA is testing items of interest * Search volunteers arrived at Dawson Community Church Friday morning * Search focused exclusively on Onslow County but officials are following up on all tips The search is being organized by Team Adam, a program for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that provides on-site assistance to law enforcement agencies and families in cases of missing children, according to Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller. Mariah was last seen by her mother's boyfriend late Sunday night and was reported missing Monday morning. Meanwhile, authorities now confirm that surveillance photos released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation early Wednesday morning were not of Mariah.

The search for the girl continued Wednesday afternoon. Base officials say almost 100 Marines from various units across Camp Lejeune and New River are helping search for the missing girl. She was last seen wearing white and pink panties, according to the alert.

"I didn't think it was real", Woods told Grace. "She's my baby, she's my everything".

Long told the station she was frustrated that this "may have gotten the hopes of the family up". "I want to find Mariah Woods and bring her back".

"Every second counts when a child is missing, especially after the cold night we just had", said Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller said. Agents and investigators with more than 14 local, state, and federal agencies have also conducted almost 100 interviews, and have followed more than 140 leads.

Sheriff Miller said that this was a "focused" incident and there is no danger to the public. WATCH: Officials give update on Mariah's caseABC News reports that her mother reached out to the public in an emotion-filled plea Monday. "In that effort to bring her back we would not rule out any possible situations that may have occurred".

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Onslow County Sheriff's Office immediately at 910-455-3113, Crime Stoppers at 910-938-2373 or call 911 or *HP. They're requesting people aid in the search for Mariah by simply checking their properties.

The FBI official also emphasized that they are still looking for anyone who had contact with the family on Sunday, November 26, or Monday, November 27, to come forward.

"We needed to do something special", said Pastor Cliff Wilson of Folkston Original Free Will Baptist Church.

Emergency responders and investigators saw no obvious injuries when they responded to the victim's home on Sunday, the coroner said.

He wouldn't address whether anyone in the family was suspected in the disappearance.

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