Local media outlets report the Onslow County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Wednesday that the remains were those of Mariah Woods. The news came as mourners gathered for a visitation at a funeral home.
Mariah's body was found in a creek less than a day after her mother's boyfriend was charged with hiding her body after knowing she didn't die of natural causes.
Earl Kimrey, the live-in boyfriend of Mariah's mother, is charged with concealing of death. No charges have been filed in the girl's death.
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