Tennessee authorities believe they found the remains of missing 15-month-old girl Evelyn Boswell over the weekend, and a judge has since raised her mother’s bond to $150,000.
On Monday, Megan Boswell appeared in court in Sullivan County, Tennessee, for the first time after officials discovered the remains on her father’s property in Blountville, reported WJHL. Judge James Goodwin then increased bond for Boswell, who is alleged to have provided false reports but is suspected in the death of the child.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) special agent Brian Fraley said in court Monday that Boswell gave him multiple false statements. He said her allegedly fabricated claims made investigators waste time in pursuing leads.
Fraley also told the courtroom that a 1-year-old to an 18-month-old child’s remains was discovered during a search at Megan Boswell’s father’s property. They also discovered clothing matching the description of the clothes that Evelyn was last seen wearing, and they also found clothing, toys, and diapers.
According to WBIR, the remains have been sent for an autopsy to determine the identity.
Boswell’s attorney, in court, said the court has no reason to justify the bond increase as she doesn’t have a criminal record, according to WBIR. District Attorney Barry Staubus said that she might be a flight risk, and the judge said that she has several ties to people in other states, meaning that she could be a flight risk.
Fraley added that Boswell had made an out-of-state trip to Texas in fall 2019 and also went to the Knoxville and Gatlinburg areas in Tennessee.
On Friday, when the remains were located, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy told CNN that detectives got a tip to search the family’s property.