Evelyn Boswell

AMBER Alert Update: Sheriff says mother of missing Tennessee tot gave inaccurate & conflicting statements

Tennesse authorities released new details in connection with 1-year-old Evelyn Boswell, a toddler who reportedly has not been seen by certain family members in two months.

According to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Evelyn was seen on December 10 and December 11 by a babysitter in Sullivan County. Previous reports indicated that Evelyn was last seen on December 26, but Sheriff Cassidy with the Sullivan Police Department that the last known sighting was weeks earlier than what had first been reported

The baby’s grandfather reported her missing to the Tennesse Department of Children’s Services, according to Sullivan. Children’s Services sent a referral to authorities on February 18, 2020. Officials issued an AMBER Alert shortly after.

Since then, the baby’s mother, Megan “Maggie” Boswell, has given inaccurate, conflicting information on the child’s whereabouts, Sullivan said during a Friday afternoon press conference.

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“During our interviews, her stories aren’t leading up to stuff that we went out and checked on,” Sheriff Cassidy with the Sullivan Police Department said. “Video surveillance, eyewitness testimony…a lot of her information hadn’t been accurate.”

Cassidy didn’t specify what Boswell told authorities, but he said that her information “led us in so many directions and I don’t want to confuse the public.”

Authorities said Maggie Boswell and the baby’s father, Evan Perry, both said they have not seen the baby in two months.

Perry, who’s in the military, is currently stationed in Louisiana. He posted on Facebook earlier this week that although he is helping police with the investigation, there is nothing more he can say at this time. Boswell was spotted yesterday by News 11 as she walked out of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, but she too said she couldn’t talk about the case.

Earlier this morning, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced that they’re seeking individuals who may be driving a 2007 grey BMW, in connection to Evelyn’s disappearance. The car may have front end damage and Tennessee plate number, 3M96W9.

Local reporters asked Sheriff Cassidy if he thought Evelyn could be traveling in the vehicle with the unnamed people.

“No,” Cassidy replied. “We just think that they have some additional information that could lead us to the contact or resulting in us finding this child.”

Cassidy declined to provide descriptions or information about the individuals that could be in the BMW.

Cassidy added that he thinks Evelyn is alive but could be in imminent danger.

Earlier this week, Boswell’s former boyfriend, Hunter Wood, told News 11 that he dated Boswell in December, but only for a few weeks. Wood also reportedly said that he didn’t want to hinder the investigation in any way, but spoke up after people began slamming his name and business across social media.

Wood said that he met Boswell after she applied for a job at the restaurant he owns in Blountville. He told the outlet he had an “on and off” relationship and didn’t consider it to be a serious commitment. During the time he dated Boswell, he reportedly never once saw Evelyn.

“All I’ve seen is pictures of her, I’ve never even seen the baby. I have no relationship with that child whatsoever.”

Wood added that Evelyn was supposedly staying with Perry during Christmas, at least according to what the child’s mother reportedly told him.

“They have half custody to the best of my knowledge,” Wood explained. “It’s not my business to dig further into that because we weren’t that serious for me to dig further.”

Wood said he has not seen or heard from Boswell since authorities issued the AMBER Alert.

The toddler’s disappearance remains shrouded in mystery, as authorities indicated that Evelyn “could be anywhere.”

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“Right now we’re not sure of her exact location. It could be anywhere from what we know. We’re conducting the investigation, and obviously we’ve been talking to as many people as we’ve come in contact with that knew about the child,” Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office PIO Captain Andy Seabolt told NBC 5 earlier this week.

“We have several others we will be speaking with as well, and we’ve also been receiving some leads we’ve been following up on… We want to know why the child was not reported missing earlier.”

Evelyn is described as a white female with blue eyes and blonde hair. She weighs around 28 pounds and stands 2-feet tall.  She was last seen wearing pink shoes, a pink tracksuit, and a pink bow.

Anyone with information on Evelyn is urged to contact the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at 423-279-7330 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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[Feature Photo: Evelyn Boswell/TBI]