Search for missing toddler expands

(Jacksonville, N.C.) — Additional resources have been called in to aid in the search for a missing North Carolina 3-year-old as the FBI tests “items of interest” in the case. Mariah Woods was reported missing from her Jacksonville, N.C., home about 6 a.m. Monday. Her mother, Kristy Woods said that she last saw Mariah about 11 p.m. Sunday when she checked on her. She said her boyfriend saw the child about midnight when she got up and he told her to go back to bed. Once they realized she was missing, the couple said they called authorities. A dive team began searching a pond in a wooded area about a mile from the home Thursday afternoon, and volunteers with gather this morning to expand the effort.