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There was no evidence that the Onslow County girl had been sexually assaulted.
The man charged with killing Woods, 32-year-old Earl Kimrey, pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Woods’ body was found in a Pender County creek Dec. 2 after being reported missing Nov. 27.
Kimrey was the live-in boyfriend of Mariah's mother. Kristy Woods said she last saw her daughter when she put her to bed the night before she was reported missing.
District Attorney Ernie Lee plans to seek a death sentence if Kimrey is convicted.
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Kimrey was charged Dec. 1 with concealment of death, obstruction of justice, burglary, larceny and possession of stolen property. He was charged Jan. 24 with first-degree murder and child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.
– The Associated Press contributed to this report.