A special agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) appeared in court on Friday to depict the disturbing details of how he discovered the collection of Evelyn Boswell, the 15-month old baby who was seen as dead in 2020.
Friday’s trial was to determine what proof would be admitted at the trial of Evelyn’s mother, Megan “Maggie” Boswell. Presently 20, Maggie faces two counts of felony murder, and one count each of aggravated youngster abuse, aggravated kid disregard, tampering with proof, abusing a cadaver and several counts of false reporting to authorities.
Boswell has pleaded not liable to all charges and is being held without bond. Her trial is slated for February 2023. Her attorney didn’t call Individuals back for input.
Evelyn Boswell was 15 months old when she was last found in December 2019. On Feb. 18, 2020, Boswell’s maternal grandfather and Evelyn’s great-grandfather, David Jones, 68, contacted authorities to report that the little child was missing and hadn’t been seen since the holidays.
During the investigation, Maggie Boswell “furnished analysts and agents with various conflicting statements,” the sheriff’s office said in a 2020 statement.
In addition, a portion of the particular information she gave was false, the sheriff’s office said.
Evelyn’s body was finally found in early March 2020 — nearly three months after she was last seen.
During Friday’s trial, Agent Brian Fraley affirmed that the remains were located in a storage building possessed by Evelyn’s grandfather — Maggie’s father.
“We got a call from the defendant’s father talking about property — a storage shed on the property,” Fraley told the court, according to WKRN-TV.
“He accepted it may have been valuable for us to thoroughly search in it and search, so we did respond and search that.
And there was a playhouse … behind that, we tracked down the body in that playhouse in the trashcan.”
Fraley affirmed that he eliminated found Evelyn wrapped in a black trash bag. She was wearing a purple fleece onesie with penguins on it and was wrapped in a gray and white blanket.
“I observed a leg and a foot attached on top of this trash wrapped in that same depicted fleece blanket,” Fraley affirmed.
“It was consistent with an infant of the depicted age of the missing casualty.”
Authorities say that Evelyn died of asphyxiation. Fraley affirmed that Boswell let investigators know that Evelyn had died while co-sleeping with her.
“She claimed that it was an accidental death,” Fraley told the court.
“She and her beau at the time were sleeping in bed with [Evelyn] and when they got up that morning that she was unresponsive. She had been smothered.”
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