Father of missing 3-year-old NC girl speaks out

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — The father of a missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl at the center of a statewide Amber Alert is speaking out after his daughter’s alleged abduction.

Mariah Kay Woods has been missing since Sunday night when her mother put her to bed. Woods lives with her mother and her mother’s live-in boyfriend in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

In an interview with WCTI, Mariah’s biological father, Alex Woods, said he found out his daughter was missing when the Amber Alert was issued Monday morning.

Woods, who hasn’t seen Mariah or her two brothers since last year, said he isn’t convinced she was abducted.

“Someone just walked right up in there, grabbed the 3-year-old out of the bed and she didn’t cry, she didn’t scream?” Woods told WCTI. “Nobody heard anything? Four people in the house, two adults and two kids someone just comes up and snatches the baby and walks out?”

Mariah is a white female, approximately 2 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 30 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Onslow County Sheriff at (910) 455-3113, or call 911 or *HP.