Woman indicted on false report counts in search for daughter

Posted at 8:53 PM, May 20, 2020 and last updated 10:40 PM, August 7, 2023

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Tennessee woman on 11 counts of false report in the disappearance of her 15-month-old daughter, whose remains were found in March after a 17-day search.

Megan Boswell, the mother of Evelyn Mae Boswell, is being held in the Sullivan County jail on $150,000 bond, news outlets reported. The indictment accuses her of making false statements in February to detectives who were searching for the toddler.

The child’s remains were found March 6 in Sullivan County on property belonging to a family member, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said earlier. The discovery followed a search across three states for the girl.

An Amber Alert was issued in February, but authorities said she hadn’t been seen since at least December.

Megan Boswell was arrested Feb. 25 on a charge of filing a false report about her daughter’s disappearance. Authorities said her inaccurate and conflicting statements had impeded the investigation.