The Federal Bureau of Investigation has now joined in the search for Evelyn Boswell, the 15-month-old Tennessee toddler who went missing in December as authorities arrest her grandmother for stealing a car.
William McCloud, 33, and Angela Boswell, 42, were arrested in North Carolina and charged with possession of stolen property after they were seen in a vehicle involved in the Amber alert for the toddler who has been missing since December.
Angela Boswell’s daughter is Megan Boswell, the toddler’s mother who authorities say has not provided reliable information about Evelyn’s disappearance.
The FBI is assisting local law enforcement in Tennessee in the search for missing 15-month-old girl Evelyn Boswell
William McCloud, 33, (pictured left )and Angela Boswell, 42, (pictured right) were arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Property after they were seen in a vehicle involved in the Amber alert for Evelyn Boswell, who has been missing since December
The gray 2007 BMW, which was said to have front-end damage, was reported stolen and McCloud and Boswell are believed to have information on the missing child.
The pair are due to be extradited back to Tennessee, according to The Tennessean.
No charges have been placed in connection with the amber alert and Evelyn is still missing.
On Friday, her mother Megan Boswell spoke out for the first time about her daughter’s disappearance claiming she knows who has the toddler.
However police say the mother has been giving false information during the investigation.
Megan Boswell, the mother of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell, spoke for the first time on Friday about her daughter claiming that she knows who has her and it was a person she had ‘trusted’
Evelyn Boswell is still missing and there is a $56,000 reward for her safe return
Officials in Tennessee found the gray 2007 BMW (stock image), which may be linked to the baby’s disappearance, in North Carolina on Friday and two people were arrested
Speaking to WCYB, Boswell said she last saw Evelyn in December but didn’t report her missing until Tuesday because she was afraid the people who had her would disappear.
‘Well the reason I didn’t report it or anything was I knew the person who had her, and I didn’t want them to run away with her,’ Boswell said.
The sought vehicle had a Tennessee license plate No. 3M9-6W9
‘And as soon as they thought anything was going on they just kinda vanished. So I’m just kinda worried, you know, about where they are at. What they’re doing with her at this point in time.’
Boswell added that she left her daughter with a person she thought she could trust while she was at work but that she would do things differently if she had a second chance.
‘In a way I knew that as soon as anything went down this person was going to disappear and they have. And they have tried to find them… They won’t answer phone calls. They just kinda disappeared,’ she continued.
‘Yeah I probably would have called the first day. I should have. But I just didn’t want them to run with her, like they have now.’
Megan Boswell was visibly emotional as she described her daughter and her disappearance
Boswell was a teenager when she welcomed Evelyn in November 2018. Evelyn is described as 2 feet tall and weighing 28lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing pink
Boswell was speaking as she emerged from court in Bristol but it is not clear why she was there.
She refused to name who she believes to have her daughter but says that she is cooperating with the police and can not share further information on the case.
Meanwhile, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said he believes Evelyn is alive and everything possible is being done to bring her home.
During a press conference Friday afternoon, the sheriff said while Boswell has been cooperating with the investigation, the information she has been providing has proven to be inaccurate.
Where is Evelyn? An AMBER Alert was issued on Wednesday in Tennessee for 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell, who has not been seen since last December but was just reported missing
Cassidy elaborated that some of Boswell’s ‘stories’ that emerged during police interviews have not been corroborated by surveillance video and witness accounts.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the disappearance of Evelyn Mae Boswell on Tuesday, after the Department of Children’s Services reported the child as missing.
Evelyn’s last sighting was two months ago, on December 26, 2019, according to a press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The toddler’s father is also involved in the investigation, and officials are trying to determine why Evelyn was not reported missing earlier, WCYB reported.
The child’s biological father, Ethan Perry, who is an active-duty US Army soldier stationed in Louisiana, posted a brief Facebook update addressing his daughter’s disappearance on Wednesday: ‘I’m currently working with authorities trying to find Evelyn. I can’t say much more than that at the moment.’
Evelyn’s parents are Maggie Boswell (left) and Ethan Perry (right), who is an active-duty US Army soldier stationed in Louisiana. Boswell has not spoken to Perry about their missing child
Perry, Evelyn’s biological father, posted this massage on Wednesday, after the AMBER Alert was issued for his missing daughter and shared a further post Friday about the arrests
On Friday, he also reposted the announcement to say the car had been found.
Neither Boswell nor Perry have been accused of any wrongdoing in connection to the disappearance of their daughter.
Boswell revealed she hasn’t spoken to Perry about their daughter’s disappearance. She has full custody of her daughter.
Evelyn is described as 2 feet tall and weighing 28lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink tracksuit, pink shoes, and a pink bow.
The reward for the safe return of Evelyn now stands at $56,000 including $1,000 from Sheriff Cassidy.
Anyone with information on the child’s whereabouts is being asked to contact the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at 423-279-7330 or the TBI at 1-800-TBIFIND.