Search for missing NC toddler in Amber Alert continues

The search for a missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl continues as law enforcement agencies across the state join the devastated family.

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WCNC) - There is a statewide Amber Alert search to find a little girl who's missing.

Mariah Woods' mother made an emotional plea for her daughter's return Monday night. 

"She is a very sweet loving girl," said Kristy Woods, the mother of the missing girl.

Multiple law enforcement agencies across the region are working around the clock to help bring the little girl home, including the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, who is aware of this toddler's disappearance.

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Kristy Woods is overwhelmed with emotion as search crews desperately look for her little princess who is missing. 

"She's three years old and goes by Mariah," said Woods. "She has walking difficulties, so please, if anybody sees her." 

Mariah has long brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen Sunday night on Dawson Cabin Road in Jacksonville, N.C. The mom says her boyfriend saw the toddler around midnight after he told her to go to bed.

Monday morning Mariah was missing. Since then K9 units are sniffing for clues around the trailer where she was last seen. Multiple agencies are helping a mother desperate to find her daughter and to bring her home.

"If anybody knows where she is at or any information, just please call the sheriff's department or notify anybody," said Woods. "She could be anywhere." 

Crime Stoppers in Onslow County is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement.

Anyone with information about Mariah's whereabouts is asked to call their local law enforcement agency or 911 immediately. 

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