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US Why did it take months to issue an Amber Alert for missing Tennessee toddler Evelyn Boswell?

23:20  21 february  2020
23:20  21 february  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Evelyn Mae Boswell : Tennessee Girl Hasn't Been Seen Since December. AMBER ALERT : We need your help to locate 15- month -old Evelyn Mae Boswell Authorities are not disclosing further details on their investigation — or disclosing why it took so long for the toddler to be reported missing .

NASHVILLE — Evelyn Boswell, an East Tennessee toddler at the center of a state-wide Amber Alert, was reportedly last seen the day after Christmas, authorities announced this week.

a little girl sitting on a bench in a park: An an AMBER Alert for was issued Wednesday night for Evelyn Mae Boswell at the request of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. But, the 15-month-old girl was last seen in December. © Tennessee Bureau of Investigation An an AMBER Alert for was issued Wednesday night for Evelyn Mae Boswell at the request of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. But, the 15-month-old girl was last seen in December.

But the 15-month-old Sullivan County girl from Blountville was not reported as a missing child until Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Why did it take the girl's family nearly two months to report her missing?

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"That’s what investigators are trying to determine," Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Leslie Earhart said Friday morning.

Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said Friday afternoon that the case is full of "conflicting information and inaccuracies," and that he believes Evelyn was actually last seen Dec. 10 or 11 by a babysitter.

a little girl smiling at the camera: Evelyn Mae Boswell © Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Evelyn Mae Boswell

“This is unlike anything I have ever seen,” he said at a press conference.

The TBI issued an AMBER Alert for Evelyn Wednesday night at the request of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Earnhart said.

Authorities described Evelyn as standing 2 feet tall, weighing 28 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink tracksuit, pink shoes and a pink bow.

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The search is on after an Amber Alert was issued for a missing 15- month -old baby in Tennessee . Investigators say Evelyn Mae Boswell has been missing since The spokesman says details of her disappearance are under investigation, including why it took so long to report Evelyn 's disappearance.

On Friday morning the TBI tweeted "individuals in a gray 2007 BMW with TN tag 3M9-6W9 have information regarding Evelyn Boswell’s whereabouts."

The vehicle, according to the TBI, has front end damage.

The Sullivan County sheriff shared a few more pieces of information but many of the details of the case remain vague.

Among the updates:

  • A babysitter may have been the last person to see Evelyn, on a date much earlier than had first been reported.
  • The child's grandfather reported her missing. The Tennessee Department of Children's Services immediately launched an investigation.
  • Both the child's mother and father, who are not married, have been involved in the investigation.
  • Police are looking for the owner of the BMW because "we just think that they have some additional information that can lead us to the contact or resulting in finding this child," Cassidy, the sheriff, said.
  • Evelyn's mother has full custody of the child. Her father is in the military, stationed in Louisiana.
  • Cassidy said he is personally offering $1,000 to anyone who offers information that leads to the safe return of the child. He asked others to contribute, too, "to bring sweet Evelyn home."

The case has been difficult because the first hours and days are crucial when a child is reported missing. In this situation, that window closed months ago.

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an AMBER Alert for 15- month -old Evelyn Mae Boswell .

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for a missing 15- month -old in east Tennessee . The TBI shared these photos of the missing toddler . If anyone sees Boswell or knows information on where she is, call the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office

Anyone who sees Evelyn or knows her possible whereabouts should call 911. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Hayes Hickman contributed to this report. Follow Natalie Neysa Alund on Twitter: @nataliealund.

This article originally appeared on The Tennessean: Why did it take months to issue an Amber Alert for missing Tennessee toddler Evelyn Boswell?

Tennessee toddler Evelyn Boswell remains missing; mother arrested .
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