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TBI: No new leads in search for 15-month-old East Tennessee girl despite hundreds of tips

Posted at 2:51 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 19:23:30-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Despite receiving hundreds of tips, investigators do not have any leads on where a missing 15-month-old East Tennessee girl may be.

An Amber Alert for missing Evelyn Boswell was issued on February 19 when she was reported missing by her grandfather.

Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said the girl's mother, Maggie Boswell, and her father, Ethan Perry, have not seen her for two months.

Boswell recently posted on her personal Facebook page asking for help finding her daughter.

"She is the sweetest baby you will ever meet and will smile and want to hug you when you see her," the post read.

However, Sheriff Cassidy said Maggie has given investigators inaccurate information and inconsistent statements. She told WCYB-TV that she had someone whom she trusted watch Evelyn while she was at work. Boswell said they disappeared but she didn't call police.

Two people were arrested in connection to Evelyn's disappearance in Wilkes County, North Carolina. According to WJHL NewsChannel 11, William McCloud and Angela Boswell, Evelyn's grandmother, were arrested and charged with possession of stolen property. Investigators said they were found in a stolen 2007 BMW that the they were searching for in connection to the case.

Angela will be extradited to from North Carolina to Tennessee.

Read more: Two arrested in connection to Amber Alert for missing East TN toddler

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations said they have received more than 400 tips related to Evelyn's disappearance, but they have not narrowed down where she could be. Investigators are not encouraging search parties at this point.

TBI released a video of Evelyn on Monday in an effort to locate the girl.

A $56,000 reward is being offered in the case. Anyone with information on where she might be is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.