The search for 1-year-old Tennessee tot Evelyn Boswell led to a trailer park in Sullivan County, News Channel 5 reports.
Sullivan County authorities began searching Friday morning at the Lakeshore RV Park off of Sugar Hollow Road. It’s reportedly “one of the many leads” that investigators are following up on
The mobile home park reportedly belongs to Evelyn’s maternal grandfather, Tommy Boswell Sr., and her uncle, Tommy Boswell Jr.
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As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities issued an AMBER Alert for Evelyn February 18, shortly after Boswell Sr. reportedly 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, police said.
Since the beginning of the investigation, Evelyn’s mother, Megan “Maggie” Boswell, has given inconsistent statements, according to Sheriff Jeff Cassidy of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department.
“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.”
Megan Boswell reportedly said 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.
“She was never asked to meet us for a polygraph,” Cassidy 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.”
Boswell is currently behind bars for making false reports in connection with the disappearance of her daughter.
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]