The stepmother of deceased Tennesse toddler Evelyn Boswell was supposed to be in court Tuesday, but it has apparently been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to News 5, the Tennessee Supreme Court suspended all in-person court hearings through the end of March. Evelyn’s maternal grandmother, Angela Boswell, is facing a car theft charge after police found her inside a grey BMW that was reported stolen. Boswell’s boyfriend, William McCloud, who was also in the car, is facing the same charge.
Authorities announced last month they were looking for the BMW because Boswell and McCloud could possibly have information regarding Evelyn’s whereabouts. Both McCloud and Boswell said during a court hearing last month that they did not steal the car. They claimed Evelyn’s mother, Megan “Maggie” Boswell, gave the car as a gift to Angela Boswell.
Angela Boswell’s hearing is now scheduled for June 9 in Bristol.
"WHERE'S EVELYN?": Our cameras were rolling as Angela Boswell bonded out of jail. She refused to answer any questions about where Evelyn Boswell is. pic.twitter.com/tFpOkg82Fe
— News 5 WCYB (@news5wcyb) February 29, 2020
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 1-year-old Evelyn disappeared in December. No one reported the child missing until February, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department. Shortly after she was reported missing, authorities issued an AMBER Alert.
On March 6, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, along with the TBI, announced that the child’s remains were found on a family member’s property at the 500 block of Muddy Creek Road in Sullivan County. The property belongs to Megan Boswell’s father, Tommy Boswell Sr.
It’s unclear how Evelyn passed away. Officials said the autopsy would remain sealed due to the ongoing investigations.
Angela Boswell told the Bristol Herald Courier that she last saw Evelyn in September, around the time she got into an argument with Megan Boswell. Angela Boswell said she hadn’t seen the baby since the argument and has no idea how Evelyn died or if foul play was involved.
“I don’t know any more than anybody else does. And, you know, I’m waiting on the autopsy results like everybody else is.”
Angela Boswell added that she did not think her daughter or any family member played a part in Evelyn’s death.
Meanwhile, Megan Boswell remains behind bars for allegedly giving inconsistent statements to police, which ultimately hindered the investigation. Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said since the beginning, Boswell has given contradicting information 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.
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.
Check back for updates.
For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast. Here is our latest episode.
[Feature Photo: Evelyn Boswell/Police Handout]