Megan “Maggie” Boswell, the mother of missing Tennessee toddler, Evelyn Boswell, has been arrested, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department.
Authorities detained Boswell on Tuesday night on charges of making a false report. Earlier Tuesday, Boswell told News Channel 11 that she was denied a polygraph test by authorities because she’s pregnant.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office stated that they “do not use polygraph,” according to News Channel 3 in Memphis.
Further, Boswell told News Channel 11 that her mother, Angela Boswell, kidnapped Evelyn, whose been missing since December 11. Maggie Boswell claimed that her mother was babysitting Evelyn, then later took the baby to “a person” at a silver camper in Mendota, Virginia.
“I told TBI where to find her in Mendota. My mom took her to a campground in a silver camper and if they don’t go tonight, I’m going to go find her myself, because I’ve told them and they’re not really like taking it seriously and if they don’t go tonight, I will go myself and go get her,” Maggie Boswell said.
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Andy Seabolt responded to Boswell’s claim. According to the Tennessean, Seabolt said Boswell’s camper claim was “investigated completely.” Authorities did not find Evelyn.
“The claim that Megan made stating that Evelyn was in a camper in Mendota was investigated completely,” Seabolt said.
“The Washington County Virginia Sheriff’s Office along with the United States Marshals checked every campground in Mendota and nothing was found. Megan’s story has changed multiple times throughout this investigation.”
Authorities issued an AMBER Alert for Evelyn February 18, shortly after her grandfather contacted the Tennesee Department of Children’s Services. Authorities said that although Evelyn was last seen around December 11, no one reported the child missing for nearly two months.
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.
The reward for Evelyn’s safe return has amassed to $56,000, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.
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: Maggie and Evelyn Boswell/TBI]