Newly-released documents revealed the location where authorities found the body of a lifeless toddler, believed to be Tennessee toddler, Evelyn Boswell.
According to court documents, the toddler’s body was found in a building on a property off of Muddy Creek Road in Sullivan County on Friday night, News 5 reports. Court documents indicate that the property is owned by Evelyn’s maternal grandfather, Tommy Boswell Sr.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 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 the gruesome discovery last week.
According to TBI special agent Brian Fraley, who testified in court Monday morning, the deceased child had on the same clothes that Evelyn was last seen wearing. Autopsy results and an official identification are still pending, but authorities said they likely discovered Evelyn Boswell’s body.
“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.
Boswell has not been charged with her daughter’s death. Her court-appointed lawyer, Brad Sproles, told News Channel 11 that he’s currently going through “hours of recorded interviews” between Boswell and investigators. He’s specifically searching for possible “inculpatory” statements Boswell gave.
Authorities said since the beginning, Megan Boswell has given numerous inconsistencies about her daughter’s whereabouts, after the little girl was reported missing February 18. According to Sullivan County authorities, Evelyn was not reported missing until two months after the last time she was seen alive.
“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: Evelyn Boswell/Police Handout]