ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. -- The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday morning that surveillance photos circulated in the search for Mariah Kay Woods are not the missing girl.
"We will use every possible means to bring her home," WRAL reported the sheriff said. "Every second counts when a child is missing. No piece of information is too small or insignificant."
The FBI released the photos overnight. Authorities asked the public for help identifying the woman and child. The photos were captured by a Walmart surveillance camera in Morehead City around 9:30 a.m. Monday. The three photos appear to show an adult woman with a young child walking around the store.
Mariah's description consists of a child with brown hair, blue eyes that stands around 2'9" and weights 30 lbs.
The Onslow County Sheriff's Office and FBI originally said they were attempting to determine whether the child depicted in the images is Mariah.
"No information is too small or insignificant when looking for a missing child," authorities said in a press release. Anyone with information on the woman and child pictured is asked to call the Onslow County Sheriff's Office at 910-455-3313.