Four volunteer fire departments, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 units, conducted a search of the wooded area behind the girl’s home as well as surrounding wooded areas, WCTI reported. They also used a helicopter and drones to aid in the search.
“We don’t know what happened. It’s entirely premature to try to determine what happened,” Miller said Monday.
Officials have interviewed both Woods’ mother and her live-in boyfriend and conducted a search of their home and vehicle, WCTI reported.
"I don't believe she would go out by herself, especially in the dark," said the girl’s grandmother, Anne Edwards. “She's a sweet child but she's shy with strangers. So, she wouldn't just go with a stranger."
Edwards said the 3-year-old struggles to get around on her own and wears leg braces for assistance.
"It's really tough because it's just like everybody says, 'I didn't believe this could happen to me,'" she said.
Investigators have asked people in the area to check their yards and sheds.
Woods is described as white and 2 feet 9 inches tall with brown hair and blue eyes. She weighs 30 pounds.
Authorities have not said who may have taken her and where they might be headed.
Anyone with information on Woods’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (910) 455-3113, or to call 911.