The Tennessee mother who officials say had failed to report her toddler daughter missing for two months declined to answer reporters' questions concerning the whereabouts of her child as she left court on Friday.
Maggie Boswell, the mother of 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell, who is currently the subject of an AMBER Alert and an intense statewide search, appeared impassive and silently walked from Sullivan County Courthouse to her car, as news reporters repeatedly asked her about her daughter.
Meanwhile, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said he believes Evelyn is alive and everything possible is being done to bring her home.
During a press conference Friday afternoon, the sheriff said while Bowsell has been cooperating with the investigation, the information she has been providing has proven to be inaccurate.
Where is Evelyn? An AMBER Alert was issued on Wednesday in Tennessee for 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell, who has not been seen since last December
Officials in Tennessee are searching for a gray 2007 BMW (stock image), which may be linked to the baby's disappearance
The sought vehicle has a Tennessee license plate No. 3M9-6W9
Cassidy elaborated that some of Boswell's 'stories' that emerged during police interviews have not been corroborated by surveillance video and witness accounts.
The sheriff also revealed that a search is underway for a BMW and its occupants, which may be linked to the missing toddler.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation sent out a tweet on Friday saying that 'individuals traveling in a gray 2007 BMW with TN tag 3M9-6W9 have information regarding Evelyn Boswell’s whereabouts.'
TBI so far has received 200 tips related to the AMBER Alert. A $1,000 reward is being offered by the sheriff for information that leads to Evelyn's safe return.
On Thursday, Boswell's former boyfriend, local chicken eatery owner Hunter Wood, broke his silence and said in an interview with WJHL that he never saw Evelyn.
Wood, whose name has been repeatedly invoked by online commenters and Internet sleuths, sought to set the record straight after claiming that he has been getting threats.
Boswell's former boyfriend, local chicken eatery owner Hunter Wood (pictured), said that he never saw Evelyn during his brief relationship with her mother
Wood said he dated Boswell on and off for a few weeks in December, but never met her daughter, only seeing her in photos.
'I have no relationship with that child whatsoever,' he said.
Wood added that he had been made to believe that Evelyn was living with her father while he was on leave from the military.
Sheriff Cassidy said on Friday that Boswell has full custody of her daughter.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Evelyn's disappearance on Tuesday, after the Department of