Mother of missing Tennessee child declines media questions after leaving juvenile court

Tennessee News

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL/WKRN) — The mother of a 15-month-old Tennessee girl at the center of a statewide AMBER Alert stayed silent as she left the courthouse in Bristol early Friday morning.

News 2’s sister station, WJHL confirmed Megan Boswell was at the courthouse for a hearing in juvenile court. Court clerks declined to release any details about the hearing.

A WJHL reporter attempted to ask Boswell about her missing daughter, Evelyn, but Boswell kept quiet as she walked to her vehicle.

An AMBER Alert for 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell has been in effect since Wednesday.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said the child’s grandfather contacted the Department of Children’s Services earlier this week to report her missing. DCS then alerted the sheriff’s office and the TBI became involved, issuing the AMBER Alert.

The TBI said Friday morning that people traveling in a gray 2007 BMW with Tennessee tag 3M9-6W9 are “believed to have information regarding Evelyn Boswell’s whereabouts.” The vehicle has front-end damage, investigators added.

Evelyn Mae Boswell
Evelyn Mae Boswell (Source: TBI)

During a media briefing on the investigation Friday afternoon, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy announced he would personally contribute $1,000 as a reward to bring Evelyn home safe. He also urged other community members to consider contributing to a reward fund.

When asked what date Megan Boswell last reported seeing her daughter, Sheriff Cassidy responded that “some of the information she has given us hasn’t been really accurate.” Instead, he said a babysitter reported last seeing Evelyn on Dec. 11.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at 423-279-7330 or the TBI at (800) TBI-FIND.

Stay with News 2 for continuing coverage of the death of Evelyn Boswell.


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