Editor's note: Investigators say the photos released earlier by the FBI are NOT of the missing North Carolina toddler.


ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. -- The FBI released new photos that picture a woman with a child who they believe may be missing 3-year-old Mariah Woods.

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.

Original photo released of Mariah:

(Photos: FBI, Onslow County Sheriff's Office)

Mariah's description consists of a child with brown hair, blue eyes that stands around 2'9" and weights 30 lbs.

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office and FBI said they were attempting to determine whether the child depicted in the images is Mariah and are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the adult and child.

"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.