The mother of a 1-year-old missing Tennessee toddler continues to make inconsistent claims, Sullivan County authorities say.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities issued an AMBER Alert for toddler Evelyn Boswell on February 18, shortly after her grandfather contacted the Tennesee Department of Children’s Services. Authorities said Evelyn was last seen around December 11, but no one reported the child missing for nearly two months.
Evelyn’s mother, Megan “Maggie” Boswell, told News Channel 11 that her mother, Angela Boswell, took the child. 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.
On Tuesday, 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.”
Last week, Maggie Boswell told News 5 that she didn’t want to report Evelyn missing because she was afraid the babysitters would run away with her. At the time, Boswell declined to name the babysitters. She later said she was referring to her mother.
Angela Boswell and her boyfriend, William McCloud, were arrested Friday in North Carolina for theft. Police found the pair inside a stolen grey BMW that reportedly belongs to the mother of Maggie Boswell’s ex-boyfriend.
Maggie Boswell, according to police, agreed to buy the car for her mother but never signed the paperwork and never made any payments on the car.
During a court appearance on Tuesday, Angela Boswell said she had no idea where Evelyn was. She also claimed she didn’t realize the car had been reported stolen and that her daughter gave it to her “as a gift.”
Both Angela Boswell and McCloud have been extradited back to Tennessee.
Maggie Boswell, who told News Channel 11 she was pregnant, reportedly said that authorities wouldn’t give her a polygraph test due to her pregnancy. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office stated that they “do not use polygraph,” according to News Channel 3 in Memphis.
Meanwhile, baby Evelyn remains missing. Sullivan County Jeff Cassidy has said Evelyn’s case “is unlike anything I have ever seen.”
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: Evelyn Boswell/Facebook]