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Mother of Evelyn Boswell indicted on 19 counts, including murder

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 09:21:13-04

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Sullivan County Grand Jury returned a 19-count indictment against Megan Boswell, charging her with the murder of her daughter, Evelyn Boswell.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation held a press briefing Wednesday to announce the latest development in the case.

Boswell was charged with two counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated child abuse, one count of aggravated child neglect, one count of tampering with evidence, 12 counts of false reporting, one count of abuse of a corpse, one count of failure to report a death under suspicious or unusual circumstances.

The TBI issued an Amber Alert for Evelyn on Feb. 18. Evelyn hadn't been seen for about a month before family members reported her as missing to police. One day later, the Amber Alert was issued. Her remains were found in March.

Before Wednesday's indictment, Megan had previously been indicted on multiple counts false reporting.

Boswell's next court appearance was set for Aug. 28, and her bond was set at $1 million.