The case of a missing 3-year-old girl has ended in tragedy today.

“We put every resource we have into finding Mariah, to bring her home safely,” he told reporters. “Sadly, it was too late to save Mariah. … The focus of this investigation has changed from a missing child to a homicide case.”

Police believe they have found the body of Mariah Woods, a 3-year-old eastern North Carolina girl missing for more than five days, the FBI said Saturday.

The mother’s boyfriend is being charged with the crime. Earl Kimrey, 32, is being held on more than $1 million bond at the Onslow County Detention Center following his arrest for concealing a death, obstruction of justice and other charges, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said.

 “Due to evidence gathered during the course of the investigation, it is believed that Mariah is deceased,” the sheriff’s office said.

Will you pray for this family?

“We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.”