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Missing Tennessee toddler’s mother arrested on false reporting charge

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The mother of 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell was taken into custody Tuesday night, Feb. 25 on false reporting charges.

Evelyn was last seen Dec. 26 and reported missing Feb. 19, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.

The girl’s mother, Megan Boswell, faces one count of false reports. Boswell allegedly said that she didn’t immediately report the girl’s disappearance because she knew who had her and was afraid to go to the police.   Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office officials said in a statement that Boswell “provided detectives and agents with a number of conflicting statements,” some of which turned out to be false.

Evelyn is still missing and an Amber Alert is still active.

The details surrounding the accusations against Megan Boswell were not released Tuesday.

Megan Boswell told WJHL Monday that she knew where her daughter was, claiming her mother took the child to Mendota, Virginia while she was babysitting her.

“I told TBI where to find her in Mendota,” said Megan Boswell. “My mom took her to a campground in a silver camper, and if they don’t go tonight, I’m going to go find her myself because I’ve told them, and they’re not really like taking it seriously, and if they don’t go tonight, I will go myself and go get her,” Boswell said.

Megan Boswell was being held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

If you have any information on Evelyn’s whereabouts, call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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