Several months ago, in March, Evelyn Mae Boswell‘s body was discovered in the Boswell family home in Blountville, Tennessee over a month after she went missing. Evelyn was just 15 months old.
Evelyn’s mother, Megan Boswell, was the one to report her missing to the authorities in February. She was then arrested shortly after the toddler’s body was found.
Evelyn Mae Boswell’s Mom Indicted on Murder Charges
It is believed that the last time anyone else had seen Evelyn was in December 2019. Megan was then held on a $150,000 bond for making false statements to the police about Evelyn’s whereabouts.
It wasn’t until five months later that Megan has officially been charged with Evelyn’s murder. On August 19, Sullivan County District Attorney General Barry Staubus, alongside other officials, charged Megan with a total of 19 charges. Two of those 19 counts were counts of felony murder.
Among the other 17 counts, Megan was charged with aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect, tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse, one count of failure to report a death under suspicious, unusual, or unnatural circumstances, and more. Megan is now being held on a $1 million bond.
In the same press conference, Jeff Cassidy of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said that “after an extensive and thorough investigation, other individuals were eliminated as suspects and Megan Boswell became the sole suspect in this case.” However, he explained that he would not divulge specifics of their findings publicly.
Cassidy then assured the concerned citizens of Tennessee that he and his colleagues have not and will not forget about baby Evelyn. “We’re determined to make sure that justice is served for baby Evelyn.” TBI Director David Rausch also spoke about how heartbreaking this particular case had been for his investigators.
“As we struggle to attempt understand why or even how someone would even harm an innocent child, we will never know because thank God most of us are not wired that way. But we can certainly try our best to make sure those responsible for these incomprehensible acts are held accountable. Today’s indictment is the first step in ensuring that that happens. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends who loved baby Evelyn. […] She didn’t deserve this. No child does. And that’s why we will continue to work to pursue justice in this case. It’s the best and most important thing we can do to honor her memory.”
Megan is expected to be back in court on August 28. And as Rausch continued in his statement, “we much stop child abuse,” he said before he urged those who may suspect a child is being abused to report it to the proper channels as quickly as possible.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.