Justice for Evelyn Boswell: A timeline of events

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(WJHL) – It has been weeks since an AMBER Alert was first issued for 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell.

On Friday, authorities found the remains of a 15-month-old they believe to be those of Evelyn. The remains were found on the property of a family member of Evelyn’s mother, Megan Boswell.

Below is a timeline of events that have unfolded so far in the case.

2/19: Just after 4 p.m., SCSO sends release about ‘missing child investigation’

  • In that release, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office officials said in part, “On Tuesday afternoon, February 18, 2020, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office received a State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services referral in reference to a child that had not been seen by certain family members in approximately two months.”
  • Authorities also released the first photo of Evelyn Boswell, as pictured below.
Source: SCSO

2/19: Just before 8 p.m., TBI issues AMBER Alert for Evelyn Boswell

2/20: News Channel 11 interviews Hunter Wood, a man who said he dated mother of missing Evelyn for a few weeks

2/21: Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy holds his first news conference

  • This was the first time authorities addressed the AMBER Alert and the ongoing search.
  • Sheriff Jeff Cassidy announced he was personally contributing $1,000 for a reward in the search for Evelyn.
  • You can watch the entire news conference HERE.

2/21: Ballad Health, others donate to reward

  • Just hours after that news conference held by Sullivan County officials, many businesses in the community added to the reward.
  • Ballad Health and its CEO, Alan Levine donated a combined $30,000 to the reward.
  • As of February 25, the reward totaled at $58,950.

2/21: TBI issues information about car, license plate they are looking for in connection to AMBER Alert case

  • TBI officials issued a statement on social media on 2/21 saying in part, “We now have information that indicates the individuals traveling in a gray 2007 BMW with TN tag 3M9-6W9 have information regarding Evelyn Boswell’s whereabouts. ”

2/21: Authorities announced they arrest two wanted in connection to car in AMBER Alert case, held on unrelated charges in North Carolina

  • The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office has identified two individuals who were found driving a vehicle of interest in the case of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell.
  • The sheriff’s office says William McCloud and Angela Boswell were arrested and charged with possession of stolen property.
  • Angela Boswell is the grandmother of Evelyn Boswell.
  • Officials with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office told News Channel 11 that Megan Boswell was purchasing the vehicle from the owner for her mother, Angela Boswell. 
  • The owner of the vehicle was awaiting payment in order for the vehicle, title, and registration to be transferred over but a payment was never made, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office.

2/21: Grandfather of missing Evelyn speaks to News Channel 11 in an on-camera interview, said he called DCS

  • Tommy Boswell, Sr., the grandfather of Evelyn Boswell, told News Channel 11’s Kelly Grosfield he has not seen her since Thanksgiving.
  • In Friday’s interview with Tommy Boswell, Sr., said he and his son, Tommy Boswell, Jr. would each be putting up $10,000 for Evelyn’s safe return.

2/22: Community holds prayer vigil for Evelyn Boswell in Bristol

  • Community members gathered at Cumberland Square Park Saturday evening to pray for Evelyn’s safe return.

2/23: Community holds second prayer vigil in Kingsport and a fundraiser for Evelyn

  • A second community prayer vigil was held at Glenn Bruce Park in Kingsport Sunday night. A food truck fundraiser to help with the reward to find Evelyn was held earlier in the day.

2/24: Evelyn’s grandmother appears in N.C. courtroom along with boyfriend on charges unrelated to AMBER Alert case

  • Angela Boswell and William McCloud were arrested Friday after deputies with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office found a gray BMW that was reported stolen and was the subject of a BOLO in relation to Evelyn’s disappearance.
  • Boswell waived her legal representation in regards to extradition and agreed to be extradited back to Tennessee.
  • Prosecutors asked that Boswell be placed on a $2 million bond, but no bond was set because of her extradition. Boswell’s bond will be set when she returns to Tennessee.

2/24: Angela Boswell, Evelyn’s grandmother, is extradited back to Tennessee

2/24: Megan Boswell, mother of missing Evelyn, speaks to News Channel 11 in an on-camera interview

  • News Channel 11’s Anslee Daniel sat down with Evelyn’s mother for the first time since the case began.
  • Full interview HERE.

2/25: Court documents reveal the owner of stolen BMW in Evelyn Boswell disappearance

  • According to an affidavit from the General Sessions Court of Sullivan County, Tennessee, the gray BMW was reported stolen by the owner, Melissa Wood, on February 20.
  • The affidavit says Wood had planned to sell the BMW to Megan Boswell, but no agreement of purchase was made and no money was exchanged when Megan’s mother, Angela Boswell, 47, reportedly stole it.

2/25: Megan Boswell tells News Channel 11 she is pregnant

  • Megan Boswell, the mother of missing Evelyn, told News Channel 11 in a Facebook message that she was pregnant.
  • Boswell said in that message that she could not take a polygraph test because she was pregnant.

2/25: Tennessee Department of Children’s Services opens investigation

  • The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services confirmed Tuesday, Feb. 25 that its agency had opened an investigation involving the child.
  • According to the DCS spokesperson, the agency was unable to confirm any further details on the case due to state confidentiality laws.

2/25: Megan Boswell, mother of missing Evelyn, arrested for one count of false reports

  • The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office says Boswell was arrested and charged with one count of false reports Tuesday night.
  • The sheriff’s office says she gave false information to detectives and agents during the course of the investigation into her missing toddler.
  • FULL STORY: Megan Boswell, mother of missing toddler, charged with false reports

2/26: Sheriff Jeff Cassidy holds second news conference about ongoing AMBER Alert case

  • Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said after more than 500 tips and leads in the case of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell, they are continuing their search.
  • Authorities said Megan Boswell’s false statements have delayed the investigation

2/26: Wilkes County, NC authorities searching pond in relation to search for Evelyn Boswell

  • A search is was underway Wednesday afternoon in Wilkes County, North Carolina at a pond in the county where Evelyn Boswell’s grandmother was arrested.
  • Evelyn’s grandmother, Angela Boswell, was arrested in Wilkes County with William McCloud on Friday in a BMW that authorities were seeking in relation to Evelyn’s disappearance.

2/26: William McCloud’s grandmother owns land next to pond at center of search for Evelyn Boswell

  • What we know so far is on WJHL.com HERE.
  • Anslee Daniel is on her way to North Carolina to cover the latest developments

2/26: Wilkes Co. Sheriff’s Office says ‘search inconclusive’ at pond, search for Evelyn Boswell continues

  • Officials with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina released an updated statement just after 5 p.m. Wednesday saying that their pond search was ‘inconclusive.’
  • FULL story here on WJHL.com.

2/27: Angela Boswell appears in Kingsport General Sessions Court

  • Angela Boswell, the grandmother of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell, appeared before a judge in Kingsport General Sessions Court on Thursday.
  • Angela has paid all but $1,000 of her bond regarding her charge of probation violation out of Kingsport.
  • She is also facing a charge of theft of property over $2,500 in Sullivan County General Session Court in Bristol.

2/27: Yadkinville PD confirms they are investigating tip that Angela Boswell, boyfriend and Evelyn were spotted at KFC weeks ago

  • According to Commander Randy Dimmett at the Yadkinville Police Department, the tip came in Thursday morning that Evelyn was spotted with her grandmother, Angela Boswell, and Boswell’s boyfriend, William McCloud, two to three weeks ago at the KFC.
  • Police confirmed that they were reviewing security footage and interviewing employees.

2/27: KFC employee in Yadkinville, N.C. tells News Channel 11 she reported possible Evelyn sighting to TBI on Tuesday

  • Thursday night, News Channel 11 traveled to Yadkinville, North Carolina to speak with a KFC employee that reported a possible sighting of 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell to authorities.

2/28: SCSO: Deputies conducting search near Boone Lake related to Evelyn Boswell disappearance

  • According to Captain Andy Seabolt of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, investigators are conducting a planned search at a trailer park of Sugar Hollow Road and Buffalo Road near Boone Lake.

2/28: Angela Boswell, grandmother of missing Evelyn, out of jail on bond

  • Angela Boswell posted bond and was released Friday night from the Sullivan County Jail. She will be required to wear an ankle monitor, according to court officials. \

3/1: Prayer vigil held for Evelyn Boswell in Abingdon, Va.

  • Several dozen people came out to Abingdon’s Lois H. Humphrey’s Park on Sunday for a prayer vigil for missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell.

3/2: Judge keeps Megan Boswell’s bond at $25k, due back in court May 8

  • Megan Boswell’s attorney asked the court to reduce her bond to $10,000, but that request was denied by the judge in Bristol, Tennessee Monday afternoon.

3/4: William McCloud and Angela Boswell appear in court, scheduled for next appearance on March 24

3/7: Authorities believe they have found Evelyn’s remains

  • Investigators say they found human remains believed to be of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell at a family member’s property along Muddy Creek Road.
  • The property belongs to Evelyn’s grandfather, Tommy Boswell Sr.
  • Boswell Sr. told News Channel 11 in February that he called the Department of Children’s Services to report Evelyn missing. He also offered $10,000 for information leading to Evelyn’s return.

3/9: Judge increases Megan Boswell’s bond to $150,000

  • Judge James Goodwin increased Megan’s bond to $150,000 during the hearing in Sullivan County court. It had previously been set at $25,000. She is charged with giving false reports.

For complete coverage of this ongoing AMBER Alert, CLICK HERE.

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