Search for missing 15-month-old TN girl at NC pond ‘inconclusive’

A search was conducted Wednesday in Wilkes County, North Carolina for a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert.

The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office said the search was inconclusive.

Firefighters from Catawba County were helping with the search.

Investigators said Evelyn Mae Boswell from Sullivan County, Tennessee was last seen Dec. 26, 2019 but was not reported missing until Feb. 18.

Credit: Tennessee Bureau of Investigations

Credit: Tennessee Bureau of Investigations

The girl’s mother, 18-year-old Megan Boswell, was charged Tuesday with one count of filing a false police report, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.

The mother had provided detectives with “a number of conflicting statements” during the course of the investigation, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said they determined some of the information she gave them was false.

Megan Boswell had said the toddler's grandmother took the little girl to Mendota, Virginia.

Investigators arrested a man and a woman Friday and held them on charges unrelated to the girl’s disappearance, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

Angela Boswell, 42, -- the baby’s grandmother -- and William McCloud, 33, were found traveling in a car that was reported stolen and arrested in Wilkes County, according to investigators.

Investigators had said they were looking for the gray 2007 BMW because the people inside may have information about Evelyn’s whereabouts. The two were being questioned as part of the ongoing investigation.

Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the pond in Wilkes County, where we could see search crews.



Call the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at 423-279-7330 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (824-3463) if you have any information about the case or where Evelyn may be.

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