Tennessee investigators say they have a “person of interest” in the death of toddler Evelyn Boswell, whose remains were found in a shed on her grandfather’s property on March 6.
Captain Joey Strickler of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office did not name the person of interest during an interview with WJHL on Wednesday. Investigators are still awaiting the full results of the little girl’s autopsy, he said.
Strickler told the Johnson City television station that investigators were following up on a previous lead on the day they found the 15-month-old girl’s remains and had not received a new tip.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Evelyn was last seen in December but not reported missing until February 18. Her mother, Megan “Maggie” Boswell, is currently behind bars on charges of making false statements to authorities about the case.
Authorities said since the beginning, Megan Boswell has given numerous inconsistencies about her daughter’s whereabouts.
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.
Strickler said investigators haven’t interviewed Megan Boswell since Evelyn’s remains were found, and she is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.
Megan’s mother, Angela Boswell, and the mother’s boyfriend, William McCloud, were arrested in North Carolina and charged with theft of a vehicle that authorities believe could have been connected to Evelyn’s disappearance. They were extradited back to Tennessee and were released on bail. Both were later cited for shoplifting, as CrimeOnline reported, and Boswell was arrested again in late March for stealing items out of her own mother’s house.
Strickler also said that two to three detectives from his officer are working the case along with one or two detectives from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
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[Feature Photo: Evelyn Boswell/Police Handout]