Evelyn Boswell

Evelyn Boswell: Sheriff says family members are ‘aggravated’ as police continue to ask about missing Tennessee tot

It’s been over two months since Tennessee toddler Evelyn Boswell was last seen, and nearly two weeks since someone reported her missing. As police continue their search for the child, a Sullivan County sheriff says that some family members seem “aggravated” at investigators for simply doing their job.

“We just want to find Evelyn and that’s our main concern, top priority and it seems like they’ve gotten aggravated at us for checking areas or asking questions and that doesn’t make much sense to me,” Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy told News Channel 11 on Monday.

Cassidy didn’t specify which family members were pushing back on the questions and searches. According to Knox News, however, Evelyn’s maternal grandfather, Tommy Boswell Sr., previously called reporters “vultures” and refused to talk.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities issued an AMBER Alert 1-year-old Evelyn on February 18. Authorities said Evelyn was last seen December 10 or December 11 by a babysitter in Sullivan County, but no one reported the child missing for nearly two months.

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Evelyn’s mother, Megan “Maggie” Boswell, is currently behind bars for giving false statements to police, which has reportedly hindered the investigation.

Boswell claimed that her mother, Angela Boswell, took the baby to someone in a silver camper in Mendota, Virginia. The claim was “investigated completely,” according to Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Andy Seabolt. Evelyn was not found.

Maggie Boswell also reportedly told the Department of Children’s Services that the baby’s father, Ethan Perry, had the child for Christmas. Boswell said she planned to pick the baby up soon, but investigators said Perry, who’s in the military, never had Evelyn during Christmas.

Boswell later claimed she was pregnant and denied a polygraph test because of her pregnancy. Sullivan County authorities said they never denied Boswell a polygraph. After her arrest, it was also determined that Boswell is not pregnant.

”The ones that really should know where Evelyn is or have any information on Evelyn are the ones that’s not giving us the accurate information that we need,” Cassidy said.

So far, there have been no confirmed sightings of Evelyn, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced on March 2.

According to the agency’s newsroom release, over 800 tips have poured in about the missing toddler. None of the tips have resulted in legitimate sightings.

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 should 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]