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UPDATE: Search continues for missing Onslow County toddler

JACKSONVILLE — The numbers are beginning to add up, but what are not registering are the whereabouts of Mariah Kay Woods.

 

As the investigation and search for the 3-year-old girl moved through its third day, Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller and Federal Bureau of Investigation Senior Supervisor Agent Stanley Meador held their second press conference.

 

“We’re in our third day of our investigation and search for the little girl, and we want to find her and bring her home,” Miller said.

 

Miller said more than 225 investigators are working around the clock, have followed through on more than 140 leads and have conducted more than 100 interviews since the child was reported missing Monday morning from her Dawson Cabin Road home by her mother, Kristy Woods.

 

Mariah, the youngest of three children living with their mother, Kristy Woods, and her boyfriend, Earl

Read more at: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20171130/update-search-continues-for-missing-onslow-county-toddler

UPDATE: Officials looking under homes in search for toddler

Mariah Kay Woods was reported missing Monday morning and an Amber Alert went out.

Updated at 6:28 p.m.

The numbers are beginning to add up but what is not registering is the whereabouts of Mariah Kay Woods.

As the investigation and search for the 3-year-old girl moved through its third day, Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller and Federal Bureau of Investigation Senior Supervisor Agent Stanley Meador held their second press conference.

“We’re in our third day of our investigation and search for the little girl and we want to find her and bring her home,” Miller said.

Miller said more than 225 investigators are working around the clock and have followed through on more than 140 leads and have conducted more than 100 interviews since the child was reported missing Monday morning from her Dawson

Read more at: http://www.kinston.com/news/20171129/update-authorities-ask-southwestverona-residents-to-search-their-properties-for-mariah

UPDATE: Officials looking under homes in search for toddler

Mariah Kay Woods was reported missing Monday morning and an Amber Alert went out.

 

 

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Updated at 12:41 p.m.

As homes inside the same mobile home park where Mariah Woods lived with her mother, her live-in boyfriend and two brothers were being searched by Marine Criminal Investigation Division agents more assets continue to arrive at a command post set up across the street.

A single-engine john boat joined the arsenal of tools being utilized in the search of the missing 3-year-old girl. The terrain near the home of the Woods family is dotted wetlands and small ponds.

Throughout the morning busloads of Marines have deployed from the command post to areas up and down Dawson Cabin Road.

Authorities have increased the restricted area of the Dawson Cabin Road command site from Tuesday and when the post was first established Monday.

Unlike Tuesday when groups of citizens

Read more at: http://www.shelbystar.com/news/20171129/update-officials-looking-under-homes-in-search-for-toddler

Drones, dogs being used in search for missing Richardson toddler

RICHARDSON, Texas (KXAN/KXAS) — From the air and on the ground, law enforcement is using all the items in their tool belt in their search for the missing 3-year-old Richardson girl.

On Tuesday, the 10th day since Sherin Matthews has been missing, officers spent the day combing a field near Richland College in North Texas. The field where authorities were focusing on was just a mile from the child’s home.

KXAS reports at one point during the search, officers in a vehicle marked “Crime Scene Investigator” pulled up to a grove of trees

Read more at: http://kxan.com/2017/10/18/drones-dogs-being-used-in-search-for-missing-richardson-toddler/

Step-Grandma found guilty for abuse that led to SA toddler’s death, sentenced to 88 years

The child died two days after Christmas in 2012. He was abused, neglected and malnourished.

Three people were charged in this case. Among them is, Josiah’s stepmother, Crystal Williams. She pleaded guilty to injury to a child, a first-degree felony.

KENS 5 sat in court last June to hear the chilling testimonies, as Williams awaited her fate.

“Josiah’s cause of death is listed as ‘dehydration in a battered, underweight child’,” said Dr. Samantha Evans of the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office. Evans performed the autopsy on Josiah.

Tears and sobs filled the courtroom as the jury was played a video showing paramedics examining 5-year-old Josiah Williams after they found him dead inside of a southeast-side home.

Investigators said the boy suffered months of abuse at the hands of his stepmother, Crystal Williams, his father, Charleston Williams, and

Read more at: http://www.kens5.com/news/local/step-grandma-found-guilty-for-abuse-that-led-to-sa-toddlers-death-sentenced-to-88-years/473823832

Step-Grandma found guilty for abuse that led to SA toddler’s death

SAN ANTONIO – A jury found Gloria Proo guilty on one count of injury to a child, Monday afternoon.

Proo was 5-year-old Josiah Williams’ step-grandmother.

The child died two days after Christmas in 2012. He was abused, neglected and malnourished.

Three people were charged in this case. Among them is, Josiah’s stepmother, Crystal Williams. She pleaded guilty to injury to a child, a first-degree felony.

KENS 5 sat in court last June to hear the chilling testimonies, as Williams awaited her fate.

“Josiah’s cause of death is listed as ‘dehydration in a battered, underweight child’,” said Dr. Samantha Evans of the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office. Evans performed the autopsy on Josiah.

Tears and sobs filled the courtroom as the jury was played a video showing paramedics examining 5-year-old Josiah Williams after they found him dead inside of a southeast-side

Read more at: http://www.kens5.com/news/local/step-grandma-found-guilty-for-abuse-that-led-to-sa-toddlers-death/473823832

Toddler killed after being struck by vehicle in Carpentersville identified

H. Rick Bamman – hbamman@shawmedia.com
The truck involved in a Carpentersville fatal crash Monday is pulled onto a tow truck from a retention pond as police investigate the scene. A child was killed after being struck by the vehicle near the intersection of Rosewood Drive and Deer Creek Road.
H. Rick Bamman – hbamman@shawmedia.com
Police investigators walk past a broken mail box Monday after a child was killed after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Rosewood Drive and Deer Creek Road in Carpentersville.
H. Rick Bamman – hbamman@shawmedia.com
A police officer looks at a truck in a retention pond Monday near the scene where a child was killed after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Rosewood Drive and Deer Creek Road in Carpentersville.
H. Rick Bamman – hbamman@shawmedia.com
A crime scene

Read more at: http://www.nwherald.com/2017/05/22/toddler-killed-after-being-struck-by-vehicle-in-carpentersville-identified/ai9euro/

Sister and CSI testify about toddler’s death

Updated Jan. 14, 2016:

VERSAILLES – “The state calls Cheyenne Chadwell,” Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel announced Jan. 13 in Ripley Circuit Court. She is the 12-year-old sister of Bradyn Chadwell, 3, Batesville, who died Aug. 14, 2015. His father’s girlfriend, Jennifer Schooler, Batesville, is on trial for murder.

Before the girl wearing a sparkly headband came into the courtroom, defense attorney John Watson, Sunman, and Schooler traded places so she was farther from the witness stand. Meanwhile, the girl’s Court-Appointed Special Advocate moved closer to the stand to give the young witness support.

Through questioning, the prosecutor learned Cheyenne has lived with a second set of foster parents for one year and has a foster sister.

Hertel asked, “Do you remember when you lived in Batesville with your dad … and Jennifer Schooler?” She did.

“Did you and Bradyn fight like brothers and sisters or did you get along?”

“We got along.” She added, “He

Read more at: http://www.batesvilleheraldtribune.com/news/local_news/sister-and-csi-testify-about-toddler-s-death/article_aea1c9ef-f2f1-5495-a7a0-dcc952025c74.html