WILKES COUNTY, N.C. (WJHL)- 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.’

Officials said the following:

“The search was conducted by Sherrills Ford – Terrell Fire & Rescue team using a Remote Operated Vehicle device as the search was conducted in a body of water, at a pond, located in the Shepherds Crossroads Community in Wilkes County. The search was inconclusive to any facts to the investigation and all information has been reported back to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations as they continue their efforts in this investigation.”

Wilkes County, NC Sheriff’s Office

We’re told the AMBER Alert investigation is ongoing.

Authorities also added that William McCloud was extradited back to Tennessee.

No further information was immediately available.

At a press conference, Wednesday in regards to Megan Boswell’s arrest in giving false reports over her daughter’s whereabouts- Sullivan Co. Sheriff Jeff Cassidy confirmed that crews were searching in the same county where Evelyn’s grandmother- Angela Boswell and her boyfriend-William McCloud were arrested on Friday.

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That pond was right behind William McCloud’s grandmother’s house.

“He had been at Lowe’s Motel in Wilkesboro and there had been a pipe burst and it got his feet wet and somebody stole his money and he needed money to get back to Bristol,” said Mary McCloud, William’s grandmother.

She says her grandson showed up to her house wet on Friday before he was arrested with Angela Boswell- who Evelyn’s mom Megan says was the last person to see the toddler. They were arrested after a BOLO was sent for a gray BMW.
“He’s devious enough. His record from youth up, he’s been devious enough to be involved in something,” said Mary.

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