I had intended to make this week’s column on another issue, but once again, yet another innocent little angel has been murdered.
Three year old Mariah Wood’s body was found this past Saturday
in a ‘creek’ deep enough divers were used in the search. That
beautiful toddler went missing a week ago today in Jacksonville, North
Carolina. Guess who was the last to see her?
Yep. The boyfriend, Earl Kimrey, who claimed he checked on
Mariah at 1:00 am and told her to go back to sleep. What? Isn’t a child
already asleep at one in the morning? Sure, babies and toddlers wake up
during the night, but according to reports the mother had already
checked on the child at midnight. No explanation was given as to why
Kimrey allegedly needed to check again an hour later.
biological father, Alex Woods, who has been involved in a custody issue
with the mother said: “Someone just walked right up in there,
grabbed the 3-year-old out of the bed and she didn’t cry, she didn’t
scream? ‘Nobody heard anything? Four people in the house, two adults and
two kids, someone just comes up and snatches the baby and walks out?'”
The police and FBI weren’t buying it, either. They believed the child
was dead within a short period of time. Kimrey was arrested in the
early hours Saturday morning and charged with hiding a body, obstruction
of justice, second-degree burglary, felony larceny and possession of
Police believe little Mariah’s body was moved to the creek so she didn’t accidently drown in the middle of the night. The arrest warrant said
Kimrey obstructed justice by “removing Mariah Woods’ body from the
scene of her death, and did conceal (the) death and body, knowing that
(she) died from unnatural causes.”
While positive identification was not confirmed, the police believe
(they know) the body is Mariah. I saw the initial headline last week and
while I prayed for the best outcome, reading the details about the
boyfriend I knew they were likely looking for a dead child.
During the past week the mother, Kristy Woods, who also has two minor
sons, was naturally beyond distraught. Her little angel gone from their
trailer in the middle of the night. I am truly so, so very sorry for
Kristy and her family. Little Mariah, I have no doubt has been welcomed
into the arms of our Heavenly Father.
But, I have to write this because it didn’t have to happen. It did NOT have to happen. The live-in boyfriend, Earl Kimrey, is a criminal: “Kimrey
has a criminal history that dates back to 2005, a larceny conviction in
Alamance County. He was given probation and a suspended jail sentence.
He was convicted in Onslow County in 2012 of assault or threatening of a
government official and being drunk and disorderly. He was given
probation and a suspended sentence. In 2015, he was convicted of
larceny, this time in Brunswick County. He was given probation and a
How the hell did this guy continue to get probation?
Kimrey is given the presumption of innocence. If he doesn’t cop a
plea he will go to trial. There will be no Merry Christmas for the
mother, her little boys, the whole family shattered.
If you think this is a rare incident, think again. If you
read my Killing Fields series you know women across this country bring
men into their home/apt who rape and or kill the girlfriend’s child and
the mother. So many are pregnant.
The majority of the killers have rap sheets for drugs, domestic
violence, you name it and yet, these mothers bring these men into their
homes and we see tragedy over and over and over.
Whether it’s because the man is a pedophile, drugs or just plain
evil, these men should NEVER be brought into a home with children.
The Killing Fields of America, 10-20-12
The Killing Fields of America – Infants, babies, teens, 11-16-12
Killing Fields of America – The Deadliest Of The Deadly, 3-12-13
Each time one of those columns was posted my email box was flooded
from Americans shocked at what is going on in this country. I’m not but
it still hurts each time I see another Mariah story.
One simply must ask the most difficult questions. Did
Mariah’s mother know her boyfriend had a long rap sheet? How could she
not? If you date someone and then ask the guy to move into your home
with your three minor children one would think the mother would know all
about the boyfriend’s past. This guy had three convictions on his
record. Things like that follow you around. Employment, applying for
credit, probation officers and so forth. Kimrey was apparently employed
by an HVAC company. Did they know his criminal history?
In 2010, a 10-year old, Hailey Dunn, went missing in Colorado City,
TX, about 30 miles east of my town. A massive manhunt with the
Texas Rangers leading the investigation. That’s all that was talked
about around here for months. Everyone praying little Hailey would be
Sadly, her remains were found in April 2013. Guess who was the
last to see Hailey alive? You got it. The boyfriend, Shawn
Adkins. He was and still is the only person of interest but never
arrested and remarked to more than one person that killing someone would
be just like killing a deer.
Both the mother and boyfriend failed polygraph tests. Police
had been to the home for a domestic violence situation where Adkins
finally admitted to threatening the mother and daughter. What would most
mother’s do at that point? You kick the SOB’s backside right out the
door. Didn’t happen, but what did happen during a search of the home
makes me puke:
Colorado City, TX: “Investigators found more than
100,000 pictures and videos depicting pornography and deviant acts,
including child pornography and bestiality, on electronics seized Jan. 7
during the investigation into Hailey Dunn’s disappearance, according to
Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs.
“The seized items included a memory stick and CD-R
found in the bedroom of Hailey’s mom, Billie Dunn, and suspect Shawn
Adkins. Those were seized during a consensual search of their
home, where Hailey was last seen on Dec. 27. Dunn denied the images
belonging to her or Shawn Adkins, saying she has no idea where they
would have come from. Adkins told Tatro he was unable to comment
about the development at the request of his attorney.”
The mother, Billie Jean Dunn, was charged and jailed for lying to
police regarding the whereabouts of her dear boyfriend at the time of
her daughter’s disappearance and for possession of drugs. She moved away
from this area. What I want to know is why Shawn Adkins has never been
charged by the feds for child porn? After a diligent search on the
Internet I could find no indictment or anything by the feds.
Domestic violence is NEVER okay. Yes, I’ve read and watched enough
about domestic violence to have a good understanding of how difficult it
is for the majority of women out there to get out. How after the
boyfriend (or girlfriend as in the case of Jodi Arias who butchered her ex-boyfriend, a sweet, kind man, Travis Alexander) kills a loved one, someone invariably says, “I didn’t want to interfere”. Really? Should that become the new most popular inscription on a headstone?
If you know someone, help them. Talk to them. Get
help in helping that single woman or mother trapped. Domestic Abuse
Hotline. 1-800-799-7233, 24/7. Their counselors are well trained to help
both the victim (and, yes, men are also victims of domestic violence)
or a friend or family member who suspects or knows what’s going on.
As for dating and having some guy move into your home and into your child/children’s life, for the love of those children DO YOUR HOMEWORK.
It’s a damn sad situation, but evil walks this country in massive
numbers. The predators are out there who want your child. While I wish I
didn’t think it, likely the autopsy of little Mariah Woods will show
she was raped; sick SOBs usually go for both vaginal and anal rape of a
Even though I’m up there in years, I’m not dead and do know what it
was like dating but I NEVER brought a strange guy into my home after my
divorce when my daughter was only a year old. No way. Not with my
precious daughter in my home. No introductions for a long time if the
dating even lasted. Sometimes dating is just that. Of course, things
have changed so much over the decades but evil never takes a holiday.
I know, it seems so, well, uncomfortable snooping into a new
boyfriend’s background, but for YOUR safety and if you’re a mother, DO IT.
If you’re a friend or family member of a teen or woman dating a guy
that seems ‘off’, gives evasive answers in response to perfectly
innocent questions, like where they went to school, what they do for a
living and things like that, talk to your friend or family member. Tell them you’re doing it because you love them and don’t want to see them become another statistic.
Start by going to the Internet: Ways to Check If Your Boyfriend Is a Criminal
Yes, it does take time to do research and sometimes a small fee
to search records but isn’t your life worth it? Isn’t the life of your
precious child/children worth doing what has to be done in this day and
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