A North Carolina toddler went missing from her bed after her mother tucked her in on Sunday night, The New York Daily News reported.
Kristy Woods tucked her daughter Mariah safely into bed in their Jacksonville home on Sunday, police said — but by Monday, there was an Amber Alert out following the 3-year-old girl’s disappearance.
Mariah lived with her mother and her mother’s live-in boyfriend, and was reported missing on Monday at 6 a.m, WXII12 reported.
Police have spoken to the couple and searched their car, but have found no sign of the missing girl, the Daily News said.
Authorities have been searching the surrounding woods for Mariah, including using a helicopter and drone overhead.
The FBI has also joined the search efforts.
“Please, bring her back,” said Kristy Woods at a news conference on Monday. “She’s my baby, she's my everything,”
“Just to be able to touch her and hold her and not let her go again,” she said. “I’d give anything.”
Mariah is a Caucasian 2-foot-9, 30-pound girl with blue eyes and blondish-brown hair. Woods said that Mariah was a miracle “angel” because she became pregnant with Mariah after she had already gotten her tubes tied.
“We call her our little angel,” Woods said. “She knows how to make your day brighter.”
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