After learning of a Tennessee toddler’s death, numerous community members brought dozens of stuffed animals, flowers, and balloons to a makeshift memorial around Muddy Creek Road over the weekend, which has since moved after a neighbor complaint.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities found the body of 1-year-old Evelyn Boswell last week, on a family member’s property off of Muddy Creek Road. Although authorities have not verified who the family member is, online records show that her maternal grandfather, Tommy Boswell Sr., owns property off of the same road.
A memorial for the little girl apparently grew so much that it blocked off a neighbor’s driveway, who asked for it to be moved.
“The gentleman that lives in the house over here beside us decided he didn’t want it on his property, so the group that was here this morning — along with some officers — had to move it,” memorial organizer, Lynda Hooker, told News Channel 11.
Sullivan County authorities told the Bristol Herald Courier that the neighbor made several calls to police concerning the high traffic around his property.
“Our patrol officers have responded several times today to calls regarding heavy traffic, etc., on Muddy Creek Road. The owner of the property on Muddy Creek Road expressed concerns over his driveway being blocked and the heavy traffic.”
The memorial is now at a shed behind the Living by Faith Freewill Baptist Church, according to Hooker.
Future donations will be sent to children’s hospitals, Hooker added.
Meanwhile, authorities are currently waiting on autopsy results to determine how the little girl passed away. Evelyn was last seen alive around December 10 or December 11, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department. She was not reported missing for around two months later.
Evelyn’s mother, Megan “Maggie” Boswell, remains behind bars for allegedly giving false information that hindered the investigation.
“Every time we talk to her, her story changes,” Sheriff Jeff Cassidy of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department said. “I’m serious when I say every single time.”
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[Feature Photo: Megan & Evelyn Boswell/Police Handout]