The mother of a missing Tennessee toddler reportedly claimed she was denied a lie detector test because she’s pregnant. Authorities said it’s not true.
“I am pregnant….that’s why they won’t give me a polygraph. Due to policy if you are pregnant they will not give you one,” Megan “Maggie” Boswell previously told News Channel 5.
According to the Sullivan County jail records, however, Boswell is not pregnant. There were four pregnant inmates when Boswell was arrested on Tuesday at around 9 p.m. The pregnant inmate count remained at four after she was booked in, the outlet reports.
Boswell is currently behind bars for making false reports in connection with the disappearance of her 1-year-old daughter, Evelyn Boswell, who was last seen over two months ago in Sullivan County.
Further, Sheriff Jeff Cassidy of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department said that Boswell was never denied a polygraph.
“She was never asked to meet us for a polygraph,” he said. “We don’t have a polygraph examiner. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation does the polygraphs and we never set up any interview for her.”
Cassidy previously said Boswell has given inaccurate statements since the beginning of the investigation into the disappearance of her missing toddler. Authorities issued an AMBER Alert for Evelyn on February 18. She wasn’t reported missing until around two months after the last time she was seen.
Boswell said she last saw Evelyn around Christmas, but during a press conference last week, Cassidy said he believes the last time Evelyn was seen was on December 10 or 11 by a babysitter.
“Every time we talk to her, her story changes,” Cassidy said. “I’m serious when I say every single time.”
On February 18, the day authorities issued an AMBER Alert for Evelyn, Boswell reportedly told a DCF worker that Evelyn’s father, Ethan Perry, had the child and she planned to pick her up.
Authorities said that Perry, who is stationed in Louisiana and actively serving in the military, did not have the baby.
Boswell later told News 5 that her mother took the baby to someone in a silver camper in Virginia.
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.”
Meanwhile, the reward for information leading to the safe return of Evelyne has increased to over $60,000.
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: Megan & Evelyn Boswell/Police Handout]