Woods lives with her mother and her mother's live-in boyfriend on Dawson Cabin Road in Jacksonville, North Carolina. So authorities are continuing to ask for the public's assistance in finding the little girl.
The FBI says they're continuing interviews and asking for anyone for a contact with the family on Sunday or Monday to call the Sheriff's Office.
Family members said the girl has an orthopedic leg problem, so when she walks her left leg is thrown around and causes her to wobble.
Tommy Cloyd, an independent living coordinator with the Disability Advocates & Resource Center, said going that long without any help, especially in the cold, could prove unsafe. "She's my baby, she's my everything", she said. "I think after 24 hours, it would kind of start to get to her". Edwards also said she does not believe Mariah would have gone with someone she did not know.
Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller says the Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined the search for Mariah Woods.
Mariah weighs about 30 pounds and is 2 feet 9 inches tall, authorities said.
She has brown hair and blue eyes.
Mariah's two older brothers were at home at the time of her disappearance, according to friends. "I'd give anything", Ms Woods said through tears.
Kristy Woods begged for her to be brought back home..
Kristy Woods told local news outlets that she last saw her daughter around 11 p.m. on Sunday when she checked on her.
Authorities have not released any photos of Woods yet, or said who may have taken her and where they might be headed. Woods said her daughter wears leg braces to help her walk, meaning she would have been unlikely to wander off alone.