Mom says missing girl in Virginia; police search, can’t find

Published 8:47 am Wednesday, February 26, 2020

BLOUNTVILLE (AP) — The mother of a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert said her mother took her toddler to Mendota, Va.

Megan Boswell told WJHL-TV on Monday that her mother took Evelyn Mae Boswell to a campground. Authorities later searched the area and didn’t find the girl, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office told the station late Monday.

The child’s grandmother, Angela Boswell, and her boyfriend, William McCloud, were arrested last week in North Carolina on fugitive warrants unrelated to the toddler’s disappearance, Wilkes County Sheriff’s Lt. Logan Kerr said.

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They agreed on Monday to be extradited back to Tennessee. Boswell told the judge she wanted to return home and resolve the situation with her granddaughter, news outlets reported.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that McCloud and Boswell are “believed to have information” regarding the whereabouts of the girl, who was reported missing Feb. 18, but might not have been since December. The TBI said Evelyn’s mother and grandmother have given conflicting dates and accounts about the girl’s disappearance.