The mother of Tennessee toddler Evelyn Boswell appeared in Sullivan County court on Monday, where a judge increased her bond amount by over $100,000.
News Channel 11 reports that Sullivan County Judge James Goodwin increased Megan “Maggie” Boswell’s bond from $25,000 to $150,000 on Monday morning. Boswell is currently behind bars for allegedly making false statements to authorities, which hindered the investigation of finding her 1-year-old daughter, Evelyn.
Boswell was behind bars when authorities made a gruesome discovery last week.
According to TBI special agent Brian Fraley, who testified in court Monday morning, a toddler’s body was found on property off of the 500 block of Muddy Creek Road in Sullivan County. The property belongs to Megan Boswell’s father, Tommy Boswell Sr. Property records show that Megan Boswell’s mother and stepmother also own the property.
The child had on the same clothes that Evelyn was last seen wearing, according to Fraley. Autopsy results and an official identification are still pending, but authorities said the deceased child is likely Evelyn Boswell.
“The clothing, with the prior interview of Ms. Boswell, the clothing described in that interview was the exact clothing that was found on this child,” Special Agent Fraley said.
Fraley added that “various child clothing, diapers, toys, that kind of thing that would belong to the child,” were also found at the property during the search.
Goodwin increased Megan Boswell’s bond after learning she made two trips during the Fall of 2019, including one trip to Texas and two trips to different parts of Tennessee, including Gatlinburg and Knoxville.
The case is expected to be bound over by a grand jury in April.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Evelyn was last seen alive around December 10 or December 11 but was not reported missing until two months later. Authorities said since the beginning, Megan Boswell has given numerous inconsistencies about her daughter’s whereabouts.
“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.”
Boswell later reportedly claimed she was denied a lie detector test because she’s pregnant.
“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.
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[Feature Photo: Megan & Evelyn Boswell/Police Handout]