Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Missing Mariah: Mother's Language



When a child goes missing, it is a direct assault against the powerful instincts of protection that a mother has.  

We like to hear the mother of a missing child use her child's name.  This is due to the psychological protective capacities that indicates genuine closeness of the mother-child bond.  The lack of use of the child's name, while missing, is concerning.  It is to distance oneself from the victim; something we do not expect to hear a mother do.  Deborah Bradley, mother of Baby Lisa, struggled to use her child's name.  Guilt is a powerful motivator of distancing from a victim. 

"Notice" in analysis. 

Kristy Woods told authorities that she woke up Monday morning November 27, 2017 “and noticed her daughter was missing from her bedroom. She says the last time she saw her daughter was around 11:00 p.m. Sunday when she went to check on her.” 

This is a quote from a news source; not from the mother. 

Did the mother say she "woke up and noticed...?"

The word "noticed" is often used in open statements signaling that one was "looking for" or had an expectation.  We find it in deceptive statements where a person wishes to express surprise, rather than experiencing surprise. 

"I noticed there was a black gun on the table..." is a statement which is analyzed for an actual connection to the gun, with "noticed" a signal of expectation of seeing it there, and the color a signal of having personally handled it.  The need to convince the reader/listener that this was happenstance suggests that this was not a chance "noticing" of the gun.   

I do not know if this is what the mother said or if it is how the media editorialized it. If it is what the mother said, it is concerning. 

How do we expect to hear a statement?  Given the child's young age: 

"At 6, I went to check on Mariah but she was not there, so I..."

We do not expect the word "notice" regarding a child of this age.  "Notice" is happenstance or unintentional.  We don't "notice" our toddlers, unless we are:

a.  doing something else
b.  have a need to persuade the reader/listener that it was by chance rather than by deliberate looking. 

We don't "notice" a child that we are checking on.  We "notice" peripheral things.  

"Angel". This is a term we sometimes hear in cases where the child is deceased:  the child is elevated to "angelic" or Deity-like status.  

We like to hear the mother address the child by name.  The lack of use of her name can be psychological distancing at a moment (missing) when the mother's instincts should be pulling them close in.  Here she does not use the name, but only references the name in concerning distance language. 

“If anybody knows where she is at or any information, just please call the sheriff’s department or notify anybody. She could be anywhere. She is very sweet loving girl. Long brown hair, blue eyes. Goes by Mariah. She has walking difficulties, so please, if anybody sees her. She is 3-years-old, please notify them."

"goes by" is distancing language. 

I’ll do anything that I can, whatever you want. Just bring her home please safe and sound. She’s my baby. She’s my everything."

The distancing language is also found in homes of abuse/neglect. 

She wrote on Facebook:

“I am sitting here can’t sleep just thinking of m my babygirl, mommy loves you praying your safe and i will see you and your beatuiful smile. Plz everyone pray thank you for everyone who has helped today it shared her pics.” '

Guys plz look for my baby and pray she is safe,”

Mother said she would never let her go "again":

Question:  Did mother "let her go" and now wants a re-set or second chance?

The distancing language is consistent with households under investigation for child abuse and neglect.  The hours mentioned in the timeline are also concerning.  

Concern for Victim 

We want to hear the mother say she is concerned about what Mariah is currently experiencing; not that mother cannot sleep or that it is "my" baby.  We want to hear words that show concern about Mariah's leg, her food, her blankie, who is caring for her, etc. 

The protective instinct is powerful, and unfulfilled, will bring frustration.  

Mother shows care of her self, focuses upon self, but not about the victim.  

Does Mariah have her favorite bedtime toy?
Does Mariah have her braces?
Does Mariah have her medicine?
Does Mariah know who has her?
Is she crying, upset, afraid?

These are things we expect a mother of a missing child to focus upon:  what the victim is experiencing.  

The comment about having her tubes tied after Mariah was born is also alarming.  I would like to have the full transcript for analysis. 

The biological father's questioning of how someone could get in and out of the home without being heard are legitimate.  Guilty knowledge of a crime will also show in the need to distance oneself from the victim at a time when closeness is instinctively evident. 

78 comments:

Anonymous said...

My last memory of her was feeding her and putting her to bed. “I told her I loved her and she loved me.”

Think maybe she drugged the child with the food?

elf said...

I thought I'd read somewhere that she had her tubes tied then got pregnant with Mariah? That's why Mariah was her miricle baby?

Bottle Cap said...

Peter, any interest in analyzing Slobodan Praljak who killed himself with poison during his war crimes trial at The Hague

Praljak yelled, 'I am not a war criminal!' and drank a dark liquid from a small bottle seconds after losing his appeal against a 20-year prison sentence at the International Criminal Tribunal in the Netherlands on Wednesday.

'I just drank poison,' he added. 'I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction.'

Praljak was one of six Croatian politicians sentenced to jail for their involvement in a campaign to drive Muslims out of a would-be Bosnian Croat mini-state in Bosnia in the early 1990s.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5128353/UN-war-crimes-convict-claims-taken-poison-court.html

Anonymous said...

@elf...you are correct. I was about to tell Peter that so he could change his text.

The raw deal: a baby with a handicap in a blame game in which parents are pitted against each other. The father could have seen the child but has not in a year or more.

A neighbor stated she borrowed a suitcase prior to this mysterious disappearance and returned within 2 hours after having stated she was going on a trip.

The live-in boyfriend can't be too vested in the mother if he had nothing to do with her disappearance. And, surely the two boys aren't that into him to not rat.

...The (public)meaning everyone in the trailer park? loved her? Who was concerned enough to call social services?

Sickly children can often take the attention away from the mother and other children. Did she demand too much of her time she could have spent with her boys?

General P. Malaise said...

Anonymous Bottle Cap said.

the entire Balkan war has been politicized by all sides. I think the west has done a great dis-service to the region and the Hague is part of the problem not the solution.

Peter Hyatt said...

My frustration is that no single news agency will give us a full text.

Tubes tied issue; before or after, it is concerning.

Before: unwanted child?

after: no more after this one?

The mother's language is consistent with abusive and neglect. She is focused on self.

Peter

Peter Hyatt said...

PS: trailer parks sometimes have a code of silence with calling child protective. Then, if one breaks it, the revenge calls pile up quickly.

I believe this mother had CPS involvement or if not, should have.

Peter

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tania cadogan said...

I’ll do anything that I can, whatever you want. Just bring her home please safe and sound. She’s my baby. She’s my everything."

Anything i can places limits on what she can do.
The expected would be I will do anything meaning there are no restrictions on what she can do.
What would limit her from doing anything?
Guilt?
Guilty knowledge?
Fear of the consequences?

Goes by Mariah
This is strange and concerning.
Why not say She is called Mariah
Does she have another name maybe a first name which they don't use and perhaps choosing to use a middle name instead?
This is distancing language which is unexpected.
Actors and actors have stage names, older children and adults may have a preferred name if they have a double barreled first name or a name they don't like.
Do they have other names they call her that perhaps they don't want known such as insults?
It is also concerning given she was conceived after her mother had her tubes tied to prevent further children.
This would imply she was an unwanted child.
It is also concerning given that Mariah needed leg braces due to difficulty walking.
An unwanted/unexpected child with physical disabilities.

I would like to know what the CPS investigated the family and why the children were removed and later returned.

We need more statements from the mom and especially the live in boyfriend.

Have blood and cadaver dogs been brought in yet?
Have the mom and boyfriend taken polygraphs?
Have they cooperated?

Nic said...

Goes by Mariah

Why the dropped pronoun? Was her daughter not Mariah to her? If not Mariah, (what her daughter would ask someone call her: her birth name,) then what did the mother call her?

Nic said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
My last memory of her was feeding her and putting her to bed. “I told her I loved her and she loved me.”


Need to persuade. The mother is not saying Mariah said she loved her, too. She is persuading the listener that Mariah loved her.

Nic said...

Peter,
There was removal but the kids were returned (per the bio-dad and step mom). It's at the end of the transcript on the other thread. Unbelievable allegations. Lots of abuse. Anger issues. Drug use. The bio-dad and step-mom say they have all the documentation to prove what they say.

Nic said...

An Amber Alert has been issued for Mariah and Woods addressed reporters on Monday seeming to believe that her daughter had been abducted. “Please, bring her back ... She's my baby, she's my everything,” she said with tears in her eyes. “Just to be able to touch her and hold her and not let her go again. I'd give anything.”

Woods also revealed that her daughter has to wear orthopedic leg braces and worries that she won’t be able to walk without them. Woods has two other children, young boys, but calls Mariah her “angel” because the pregnancy came after she got her tubes tied, obviously making it an unexpected pregnancy. “This is my world, this is my angel,” she continued. “She was sent to me for a reason. This is my everything besides my boys, the love that I have for this girl. The bond that I have...is my life. Please, just don't take that.”

http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/3-year-old-mariah-kay-woods-missing-147706

Nic said...

“Guys plz look for my baby and pray she is safe,” Kristy also wrote on Facebook.

She sitting in front of her computer asking 'guys' to plz look for "my baby", but she is not out looking herself?

This sounds familiar.

Anonymous said...

I think the Step-Mom maybe was the real bio Mom?
She says "She was mine."
"Our hearts are beating with them" (that made me think about when a Mom is pregnant her heart bests with the baby heart.

"Falsified Documentation"?
Could it be a fake birth crrtificate?
Sometimes people give birth at home, making it impossible to tell who actually gave birth unless the mother is examimed right away.
Plus how could the Mom have conceived if the tubes were tied?

Anonymous said...

The step-Mom is crying like she is the real Mom.

The Dad seems nice but way too passive. If he knew someone was sexually abusing Mariah he should have taken care of that situation however he needed to. Most Dads would probably kill the molester.

Anonymous said...

"She goes by the name Mariah"

Who says that of their own kid when the parent gives them their name at birth? Unless Mariah was NOT the name given to her at birth?

"Falsified Documents"
Fake birth certificate???

Kelley~ said...

Mr. Hyatt?
Could the abuse that is coming through be from abuse to her and the children from the dad? Is there a way to discern which?

Anonymous said...

It is possible he didn't want more children, if any since he hasn't seen them in over a year.

Some young women are taught to get pregnant to get and keep a man. The results are devastating, yet it is still taught. (My thoughts on the picture of Mariah holding the doll and the bottle. It looked uncomfortable and posed). He could have had a vasectomy, but like most men the thought of getting their dogs neutered makes them vomit). She either had a botched surgery, or she lied about it.

And, if the surgery was botched, others may have convinced her it was God's will and not her choice (angels, pray,etc.)If that was the case, she knew her limits and could not exceed what was put on her shoulders.

He's gone and all that is left are men who really don't want to take care of other men's children and become frustrated doing so.

Wonder if she suffered postpartum depression? Drug use? Were the boys in school? Is that how CPS got involved? Sounds unlikely if the father only had the girl. Was there another man in her house abusing her (Mariah) at the time of CPS intervention? Did the boys tell a teacher?

Victoria Gonzalez said...

This is a dangerous thing to post for someone who needs to be manipulative to view and teach themselves... not smart

Anonymous said...

Is that a smile of duping delight on the Moms face on the pic above that Peter posted?
It looks like she's thinking "I hate this guy but boy do I have a plan on how to destroy him!"

Probably the Mom was molesting the kid & was planning to blame it on her boyfriend.

I dont get why the Dad didnt see his kids for a year. Doesnt seem like he trued very hard to see them.

Nic said...

Raw three minute interview with bio dad today, second video down. Last 25 seconds are especially sad.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5130105/Investigators-call-Marines-search-Mariah.html

Nic said...

Not that they would say publicly, but how does anyone know that Mariah didn't "disappear" earlier? Have LE/FBI verified with neighbours the last time they saw her outside playing, etc. She is not school age yet and mom is stay-at-home.

The reason why I'm wondering is because I'm reading that the FBI have dispatched agents from the "Child Abduction Rapid Deployment" team to assist them in their investigation/finding Mariah. They are experts on missing children's cases. This is a large team in a very short period of time, including FBI and local LE and an Amber Alert. Dogs are coming up empty and so are they.

Brian Powell said...

Also, one thing this article did not point out was all of the side to side head shaking the mother is doing during the interview. This has always been noted as a sign of lying.

Victoria said...

Nic, That is a point I considered earlier but was waiting on more sample from bio Mom; however, going on what we have, this case has a strong resemblance to the DeOrr case where I determined DeOrr was never at the campsite.
As with DeOrr, Mom is sharing NOT A SINGLE DETAIL that indicates a live Mariah was put to bed at 11 pm or told to go back to bed at 12 am.
She does not speak, she does not move, eat or drink, snuggle with a stuffed animal, brush teeth....limguistically there is no movement, there is no life in Mariah at 11 pm. Mariah was already dead at that time, and further, as in the DeOrr case, there are indicators that Mariah was not in the trailer at 11 pm as they are claiming.
The fact her mind is not "leaking" any words indicating a live Mariah from memory suggest her death took place at least 2 weeks prior in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

The "I told her I love her & she loves me" (note that Mariah is not actially speaking in that quote) is coming from the time of burial or disposal (linguistic indicatirs suggest Mariahs body was put in water ie. "she could be anywhere")
I feel her death took place weeks before they are saying.

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Nic said...

My last memory of her was feeding her and putting her to bed. “I told her I loved her and she loved me.”


Missing time, unless bio mom fed her at 10pm. Unless she went to bed hours earlier than what bio mom said. Otherwise, big gap between dinner and bedtime.

Wouldn't Mariah be old enough to feed herself?

Deejay said...

When I read this bit it reminded me of what people say at funerals- "and i will see you and your beatuiful smile." (like again in heaven)

Anonymous said...

Whoah, good point Nic.
Missing time or fabrication? As in gee I have nothing realistic to say so I'll just say I was feeding her --that sounds good!?
BUT, your 2nd point about "wouldnt she be old enough to feed herself" is very astute & has me very concerned. Yes she would be old enough to feed herself & typically at that age you would say "I gave her dinner".

More & more its looking like Mariah may have disappeared weeks or even months before. It doesnt seem the Mom was aware of what developmental eating stage Mariah would be in at age 3 yrs, so when did Mariah actually disappear???
The phrase "She goes by Mariah" sounds like she is speaking of a fictional person, like she is conjuring a ghost from the past.
I bet Mariah has not been seen outside the trailer in s long time and the Mom is prob telling cops that bc of her "walking difficulties" she didnt go outside much.

Pam Ruse said...

She had she had just turned three on November 10 so she was freshly three years old. She was also know to be alive and seen (at least November 10) not sure any day after that.

Anonymous said...

Is that her bday where she gets the pink car?

I dunno. The story is so shady. Supposedly their were 4 adults in the trailer at the time of disappearance. It absolutely boggles my mind how 4 nitiwts all keep their stories straight and fool the cops, cause I'm sure they all know what happened. But yes, I am thinking that she died at least a week before they are saying.

And, I have a strong feeling they are never gonna solve this case. Amazing how complete nitwits can get away with this shit.

Also why did the Dad not try to call her in the past year?
What is up with these Southern guys they seem so out of it?
Like how can those 2 KNOW that she was being sexually abused and the Dad is not fighting mad???
And his girlfriend seems nice but looks like 20 years older than him and she is crying and seems to be the only one showing emotion if you ask me, even the Dad doesn't seem very broken up about it.

And LE, whatever they were doing in their search where they seem like they have a hundred cops lined up right next to each other preparing the comb a yard...did you see that? A yard that is nothing but mowed grass. And there is no need to have a hundred people search it....Like they seem really weird....and robotic.

That mother looks diabolically evil and you can be sure whatever she did she covered her tracks. They won't find anything.

tania cadogan said...

It's been reported the back door was left unlocked.
How convenient the door is left unlocked and their daughter gets abducted!
Was leaving the door unlocked a regular occurrence?
If so why?
Are we looking at a set up for something else?
Staged crime scene?
To explain away an abduction where there is no sign of a break in, they claim they left the back door unlocked.

When was she last seen by an independent witness?
Have they interviewed her siblings?
Are her siblings still in the property given CPS have been previously involved with the family?
Have the adults been polygraphed?
What were the results?
Have blood and cadaver dogs been brought in?
If so, what were the results?
Do the mom and boyfriend have a criminal history?
Are they substance abusers?
Have they physically searched for Mariah?
Are they cooperating?
Have they contacted an attorney?
Is anything belonging to Mariah missing from the property?
Did she usually wear pyjamas?
Are any items of day wear missing?

Hey Jude said...

Nancy Grace interview with bio dad - begins around the thirty-five minute mark.

http://www.crimeonline.com/2017/11/29/exclusive-father-of-amber-alert-toddler-makes-heartfelt-plea-for-his-missing-daughter/

Alex Woods says Child Services removed the three children from their mother and her boyfriend in 2016 because her boyfriend had physically abused one of the boys with a belt, and claimed he fell out of a bunk bed. The children lived with bio dad and step-mum for around a month, until the mother came and took them back while their father was at work. As he didn't have legal custody, the step-mom was unable to prevent her taking the children.

Posters asking why bio dad had not seen the children in a a year - apparently the mother had prevented him from having access to them - there was a custody dispute - it seems she was awarded custody.

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Tania -
The Sheriff said in thepress interview he knows the answer to who last saw Mariah, but it is 'investigative information' which he is not sharing with the public. One might take from that the mother's given story may not add up.

Bio dad in an earlier interviewer alluded to drug usage at Mariah's home.




Nic said...

Pam Ruse said...
She had she had just turned three on November 10 so she was freshly three years old. She was also know to be alive and seen (at least November 10) not sure any day after that.


Thank you!


JoJo said...

http://abc11.com/day-four-authorities-continue-to-search-for-mariah-woods/2702373/

Towards the bottom of this link is a raw interview with the biodad and stepmom. If anyone is able to transcribe this, I think it'd be a great sample for analysis. If their statements are true, it really paints a dark picture for poor Mariah and her brothers.

Unknown said...

just like baby Maverick in Onslow county, everything about this case is fishy!

John mcgowan said...

AnonymousNovember 29, 2017 at 9:11 PM
Is that a smile of duping delight on the Moms face on the pic above that Peter posted?
It looks like she's thinking "I hate this guy but boy do I have a plan on how to destroy him!"

Hi

I wouldn't read to much into that photo.

Duping delight mainly occurs while being question on a matter of high stakes deception.
It certainly is not a genuine (Duchene) smile, more a social one.
Her jaw does seem to be tence and jutting indicating possible anger or annoyence.
We don't know what happened or may have happened or said before this picture/ selfie was taken.
If it is not a selfie she could be upset with the person taking it.
There are numerous reason she could be looking this way.

It may also be her baseline smile.

Nic said...

If anybody knows where she is at or any information, just please call the sheriff’s department or notify anybody. She could be anywhere. She is very sweet loving girl. Long brown hair, blue eyes. Goes by Mariah. She has walking difficulties, so please if anybody sees her. She is three years old. Please notify them. I’ll do anything that I can. Whatever you want. Just bring her home please safe and sound. She’s my baby. She’s my everything.

FB: I am sitting here can’t sleep just thinking of m my baby girl, mommy loves you praying your safe and I will see you and your beautiful smile. Plz everyone pray thank you for everyone who has helped today it shared her pics.

Guys plz look for my baby and pray she is safe.

_____________

The thing about bio mom is that her statements are passive. She is talking to Mariah on TV and FB in prayer. She is not calling out to her per se. She's not trying to soothe Mariah when she talks to her, i.e., "don't be scared, mommy and daddy and the police are looking for you. We will find you!" Instead, she is just kind of talking to her. She doesn’t tell her that she or, mommy and daddy are looking for her. Bio mom doesn’t exactly ask for help. i.e., She asks people to look for Mariah, but she doesn’t ask for help finding Mariah. I find it strange that there are not yet flyers drawn up and being posted or distributed, etc. She asks for prayers that Mariah is safe and that she will see Mariah and her beautiful smile. But she doesn’t say when, i.e., “soon”.

Nic said...

"it" shared her pics because the story is trending. Someone else doing it for her as she sits passively at her computer and reads. What about paper flyers around the town Mariah disappeared from and/or the adjacent communities?

Nic said...

This is my opinion and observation: The thing about being only in pink and white panties bothers me because Mariah had just celebrated a birthday and clothes (fluffy, pink and white clothes) was a big part of the day. Remembering back to when my kids where pre-school dress-up and special occasion clothes were a big thing. Between Spider-Man costume under street clothes (Peter Parker!) and princess dresses to grocery shop, themed clothes, be they daytime or nighttime (and even bed sheets!) were a big deal. It makes me wonder if Mariah was being punished and her fun stuff, including even a themed nightie ? were taken from her. I'm Canadian and this is a cold time of year for us so maybe Florida is very warm and "just" panties at bedtime is okay down south. But even in our hot summer months, I would not put my kids to bed in just their underwear.

Anonymous said...

The trailers are spaced at a distance more than what is seen in urban housing additions. They have yard space, sheds for storage, all the amenities of single family dwellings. The metal shown on the outside of theirs is a little dented, but one would expect that in an area that gets hail and high winds.

In the family photos, the mother and children always look clean and well-dressed. (That doesn't mean drug abuse wasn't present as many young parents look the same way in their heroin od photos)

The bitter battle between the two parents could lead to hyperbole in overstating some pseudo facts.

I recall a once neighbor that moved to NC and lived in a trailer park in NC near a marine base saying he loved it there...said crime was low; not like around air and army bases. Of course, that was a long time ago and maybe things have changed.

Hopefully you won't see a former Marine trying to kill people because he/she thinks that aliens have overtaken humans or religious leaders...most of those have been to Texas or near Texas drugs maybe.

Get a weird feeling that's what the search for this child will morph into if the media isn't allowed to run the show.

John mcgowan said...

There are elements of contempt in her "smile". Tightning and raising of the upper right corner of her mouth, again, however, this maybe her norm.

BOSTON LADY said...

My last memory of her was feeding her and putting her to bed. “I told her I loved her and she loved me.”
My last memory of her was feeding her and putting her to bed. “I told her I loved her and she loved me.”


Missing time, unless bio mom fed her at 10pm. Unless she went to bed hours earlier than what bio mom said. Otherwise, big gap between dinner and bedtime.

Wouldn't Mariah be old enough to feed herself?

November 29, 2017 at 11:40 PM

Missing time, unless bio mom fed her at 10pm. Unless she went to bed hours earlier than what bio mom said. Otherwise, big gap between dinner and bedtime.

Wouldn't Mariah be old enough to feed herself?

November 29, 2017 at 11:40 PM

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I agree Nic. At 3 I would think she could feed herself. I did think that was a strange statement.

The other part of the statement that is really bothering me is "my last memory" Peter stated it could be that someone asked her that but that is a weird frame. Who asks "what is your last memory " unless the subject is deceased? Wouldn't they ask "When was the last time you saw her? What was SHE doing?" unlike the mother telling everyone what the mother was doing to or for her 3 year old?

Lastly, another shudder type statement is "I told her I loved her and she loved me" She told Mariah that Mariah loved her mother? Why would she need to tell her that? Why the need to direct Mariah as to how Mariah feels about the mother? creepy

My last memory - shivers.

Anonymous said...

If Mom really had a bad relationship with Bio-Dad, isn't that the first person she'd suspect would have taken their daughter? And then call him to check? Instead he heard the amber alert on the radio.

Anonymous said...

They Call the Wind Maria [pronounced Mariah]:

https://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/paintyourwagon/theycallthewindmaria.htm

Is she Gone With the Wind?

Anonymous said...

@anon 11:18, They are saying she was just wearing panties to withhold the info of whatever clothing she was wearing when her body was disposed. Or to throw people off if some hunter finds discsrded clothing (evidence) they may have hidden. They have to know that saying she was just wearing panties makes them look bad, so they are saying that for a reason that benefits them in the long run.

Unknown said...

FBI never allows parents/family to look

Anonymous said...

She said her tubes were tied and then she got pregnant with Mariah. Then called Mariah her little miracle because of getting pregnant with her after her tubes had been tied.

Anonymous said...

@7:49, Right. Most people would have been dismayed to find out they had gotten pregnant after tubes tied.

She also said "She was sent to me for a reason".

Is there any possibility the mother sold her to a pedo?

(I dont remember hearing some of the things this Mom is saying in other cases.)

ie. "She goes by Mariah"
This brings to mind a runaway in the heart of New York City who has resorted to terrible things to survive like prostitution"

Anonymous said...

I think Mariah is probably dead, but I am getting a weird feeling where I keep thinking of the mother in "The Shipping News" who sells her 2 kids to a perv & the police find them in a day or 2. Something about the "She goes by Mariah" keeps making me think of the mother in that book. I feel like the mother in "The Shipping News"said somethiing like that...and her kids had weird names like "Bunny". Its something about the "she goes by"....the name thing...I dunno. I wonder if the Mom sold Mariah to a perv.

Anonymous said...

OK yeah I read the book like 15 yrs ago, but Im remembering that at one point the mother comes home & pretends to not know her kid's name and says to Bunny "Who are you?" And Bunny says "Im Bunny". And the mother says something like "Oh is that what you go by? Bunny?" Something like that....I think the father in that book named the kids bc the mother didnt want to be pregnant & didnt want to name the kids (the father (he was nice.)
But in that book the mother sold the kids to a perv.

Nic said...

Anon@8:28pm,
My thinking is not that far off from yours.

I was listening to LE and the FBI give an update via a FB account here:
https://www.facebook.com/mariahkaywoods/

After learning about the resources they have so far engaged and their plans to add to their team (which is already horse, dog, helicopter, boots on the ground, water, under the trailer, in the trailer, interviewing "victim witnesses" who interacted with the family Sunday *and* Monday) ... if I was a lead, I would request a warrant to freeze the family's account/s and a forensic financial audit be conducted of their financial "behaviour".

Two things have struck me about the images I looked at between yesterday and today. One, the boyfriend has glazed eyes in the photo . He looks under the influence. Second, the video of Mariah's birthday party; the close-up of Mariah in the car when you can see the bio mom adjacent to the car. Bio mom's thumbs are tucked into her fist. That is a sign of a frustrated/easily agitated/angry person. That is not good body language.

jmo

Anonymous said...

Nic, Interesting....it sounds like LE has suspicions of various possibilities if they want to interview anyone who interacted w the family in previous days. I agree with you. FREEZE the money. She & boyfriend prob needed money for drugs.
That is interesting about the "fists" she was making...I thought it was weird how she started hovering so near the toy car like being overly vigilant (or aggressive perhaps).

Nic said...

@Anonymous 11:30pm,
The mother is selfish. Mariah's little friend was "woot!!!" Hands-in-the-air-'cuz-I-just-don't-care, happy for her friend, Mariah. She wanted so badly to join Mariah in the Pink Princess Cadillac. Bio mom kept pushing her away.

Anonymous said...

Lol Nic, that's funny. Yeah the Mom was all over the pink car! Like a cop pulling it over.

Nic said...

I'd like to add that, that was a party. Except only Mariah "got" to party.

Party favour = prop.

These are my thoughts and opinions.

Anonymous said...

Very true--there was something very off about that party...yeah and Mariah's ride in the pink car seemed to be for show--the Mom putting on a show...I agree

Anonymous said...

Pink = Blood?

Anonymous said...

There were not 4 adults at home during that time. It was 2 adults and 2 other children besides Mariah.

Anonymous said...

Not true. There were the moms 2 older brothers there also.

Anonymous said...

http://www.wral.com/man-arrested-mariah-still-missing-believed-to-be-dead/17156154/

Brooke Bradley said...

9am update

http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20171202/9-am-update-warrants-provide-details-in-toddler-death-arrest

Brooke Bradley said...

Kimrey is accused of breaking into a home in the 700 block of High Hill Road between 11 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., and stealing two dressers valued at $40, according to warrants.

Brooke Bradley said...

Kimrey is accused of breaking into a home in the 700 block of High Hill Road between 11 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., and stealing two dressers valued at $40, according to warrants.

The residence in which Kimrey is accused of entering sits near the intersection of Dawson Cabin Road and High Hill Road, less than a 1,000 feet from the 2405 Dawson Cabin Road dwelling in which Kimrey resided along Mariah Woods, her mother and two brothers.”

Brooke Bradley said...

Arrested 1 million plus bail set . . .now a recovery effort.

habundia said...

I wonder why, if dad and stepmom were "so good", why the kids were brought back to her and not placed with them? False documents cant be only reaso. But then again it happens often children are being sent back to risk environment by judges just because policy is to keep children at their homes....even if it means those children are at risk at their homes...to often these situations are being wrongly judged with horible consequences for the victims

habundia said...

As if a parent would be listening to fbi if their child was missing? I wouldnt if it was me. They would have to lock me up if i wasnt 'aloud' to look for my child, but at the same time i would use facebook too to look for my child and ask people to help me find my baby.....but her statements already have set off loud alarmbells so her action is already suspiscious whatever she does.

Brooke Bradley said...

Body Found awaiting medical examiner. . .

Brooke Bradley said...

Woods' body was recovered in Shelter Creek along Shaw Highway in Pender County.”

http://m.wbrc.com/story/36979464/new...iah-woods-case

Anna said...

Why 2 weeks?

Anonymous said...

@Anna, I said 2 weeks bc I feel that is about how much time would have had to have gone by for the Mom to not easily nor instinctively have been able to "pull" some type of "action" details out of her memory as to what Mariah was doing the last time she saw Mariah.

She offers only the detail "I fed her". This is completely generic, and means nothing. She was not able to remember a mundane detail of something Mariah was doing shortly before her death (the last time she saw her) bc too much time had elapsed. Otherwise it would have been fresh enough in her mind to recall something..."she was playing with her doll" "brushed teeth" "wanted a book read", etc etc. Her mind is blank bc too much time had passed.

Deemarie said...

thank-you your blog is amazing and always look here for your analysis.
Below is a transcription from another comment/site.
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Please bring her back, and I love her, I would do anything that I could, whatever you want, just bring her home please safe and sound, she's my baby, she's my everything.

Q. What does she mean to you and your family [Miss Kennedy?]

A. She's like a angel, I had my tubes tied and burnt on each side, I found out that I was pregnant with her [looks up to sky] so we call her our little angel, she's got the personality of [looks up to sky] make you laugh [smiles], she's goofy, outgoing [looks up to sky], talkative [smiles], she knows how to make your day brighter, a lot to this community and people that are here looking for her love her to death [looks to ground].

Q. What would it mean to you to see her face again?

A. Everything in the world, just to be able to touch her and hold her and not let her go again, I'd give anything.
Never uses her name. (Although we've all heard the other quote where "she goes by Mariah")

Never expresses concern for what Mariah may be going through... is she hurt, is she scared, is she crying, she doesn't have her favorite blankie...

"She's an angel" ("angel" used twice)
"Love her to death"
"Not let her go again"

History of birth (tubes tied)... irrelevant to finding a missing child. Others have commented that it sounds like a eulogy.

Deemarie said...

Your statement: "It also could be technically truthful if the body has been disposed of in water, where it will move. " You were RIGHT!
12/2/2017 Authorities say they have recovered a body they think is missing three-year-old Mariah Woods, center, in a remote creek in a neighboring county, 25 miles from her home. Onslow County's Hans Miller said dive teams found the body around 5.30pm on Saturday in Holly Shelter Creek - a remote spot in Pender County, North Carolina. Deputies have charged Mariah's mother's boyfriend 32-year-old Earl Kimrey in the death. Arrest warrants say Kimrey moved Mariah's body from where she died, knowing her death was not natural. They haven't said how they think the girl was killed. Pictured right - FBI agent Stanley Meador sharing the tragic news at a press conference on Saturday.

Peter Hyatt said...

Deemarie said...
thank-you your blog is amazing and always look here for your analysis.
Below is a transcription from another comment/site.
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Please bring her back, and I love her, I would do anything that I could, whatever you want, just bring her home please safe and sound, she's my baby, she's my everything.

Q. What does she mean to you and your family [Miss Kennedy?]

A. She's like a angel, I had my tubes tied and burnt on each side, I found out that I was pregnant with her [looks up to sky] so we call her our little angel, she's got the personality of [looks up to sky] make you laugh [smiles], she's goofy, outgoing [looks up to sky], talkative [smiles], she knows how to make your day brighter, a lot to this community and people that are here looking for her love her to death [looks to ground].

Q. What would it mean to you to see her face again?

A. Everything in the world, just to be able to touch her and hold her and not let her go again, I'd give anything.
Never uses her name. (Although we've all heard the other quote where "she goes by Mariah")

Never expresses concern for what Mariah may be going through... is she hurt, is she scared, is she crying, she doesn't have her favorite blankie...

"She's an angel" ("angel" used twice)
"Love her to death"
"Not let her go again"

History of birth (tubes tied)... irrelevant to finding a missing child. Others have commented that it sounds like a eulogy.



It is helpful to see the full text. What does she mean to you? She means I got my tubes tied. The immediate focus is self: it is not "she means ___ to me because she is ___", instead going to her own medical.

As to not using her name: it is stark.

Peter

Anonymous said...

Looks up to sky! Lol!

A friend told me something she learned in a college psychology class that included the eyes rolling upwards. She claimed it was a sign of a mastermind type thinker. She even applied that same analogy on their grumpy poodle.

The dog was the devil incarnate, they claimed, but loved him dearly. Once, while on vacation a police officer attempted to pet him and they told him no, he'll bite. The officer said, "I train K-9 units, he won't bite me." He drew blood!

Another time the dog locked her husband out of his truck and called the oops. Lol! Sounds clever. Or was he just hopping around and hit the cell phone and the door lock with all the bouncing?

She watched his eyes to tell what devilish thing he'd do next.

Anonymous said...

Mariah's Dad has been trying for a year to get full custody - after they were returned to Mom and boyfriend. He had weekend visitations with the kids, but the Mom would not allow him to see the kids. It was one excuse after another as to why he could not see the kids. My guess is she was trying to hide the abuse from him.

Anonymous said...

This is great! If She did not do it herself, she certainly knows exactly what happened!

I would love to read your analysis of Alex Woods TV & Nancy Grace interviews....