Two people were arrested on Friday in connection with missing 1-year-old Tennessee toddler, Evelyn Boswell.
News 5 reports that Angela Boswell (Evelyn’s maternal grandmother) and a man identified as William McCloud, both of Tennessee, were detained in North Carolina. They were found in a grey BMW, a vehicle that had been a focal point in the disappearance of the toddler. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an AMBER Alert for Evelyn on February 18, two months after “certain family members” had last seen the baby.
Boswell and McCloud have been charged with possession of stolen property. FOX 8 reports that the grey BMW was previously reported stolen.
Both suspects already had active warrants out for their arrests. Boswell reportedly had a violation probation warrant, while McCloud had a warrant out for theft.
BREAKING: Angela Boswell and William McCloud arrested on possession of stolen property charges after car sought in Tenn. AMBER Alert found in N.C. 15-month-old Evelyn still missing. https://t.co/4ij6nkGmAQ
— FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) February 22, 2020
According to police, Evelyn was not found with the couple. It’s still unclear where the toddler is.
On Friday, the child’s mother, Megan “Maggie” Boswell told News 5 that she knew who had her daughter but could not release their names due to an ongoing investigation. She added that people who were supposed to be babysitting Evelyn are the ones responsible.
“They were watching her for me while I went to work. “
FULL INTERVIEW: Megan Boswell, the mother of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell, spoke with News 5 this afternoon what her daughter is like and what she says happened to her. https://bit.ly/2vS1CFG
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Also on Friday, Sheriff Cassidy with the Sullivan Police Department said during a press conference that Maggie Boswell gave a number of conflicting stories in connection with Evelyn’s disappearance.
“During our interviews, her stories aren’t leading up to stuff that we went out and checked on,” Cassidy 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.
The toddler’s disappearance remains shrouded in mystery, as authorities indicated that Evelyn “could be anywhere.”
“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.”
Meanwhile, Ballad Health and CEO Alan Levine, Sheriff Jeff Cassidy and the Fuller Paving Group have all contributed to a reward fund to help bring Evelyn home. A current reward of $30,000 is being offered for the safe return of the infant.
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]