Evelyn was last seen in December. She was only reported missing this week.
As Tennessee authorities desperately search for a 15-month-old girl who was last seen in December, the local sheriff says the baby’s mother has been providing inaccurate information.
Evelyn Mae Boswell, of Sullivan County, was entered as a missing child on Tuesday, but she was reportedly last seen on Dec. 10 or 11, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said at a news conference Friday. A statewide Amber Alert has been issued.
The investigation began Tuesday afternoon when the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office received a referral from the state Department of Children Services, which said certain family members hadn’t seen her in two months, Cassidy said.
Evelyn’s mother, Megan “Maggie” Boswell, who has full custody, is cooperating, but some information she’s given to investigators is not accurate, according to Cassidy.
“During our interviews, her stories aren’t leading up to stuff that we went out and checked on. Video surveillance, eye witness testimony,” he said at Friday’s news conference. “A lot of her information hadn’t been accurate.”
Cassidy said he is considering the date Evelyn was last seen to be based on when a babysitter last saw her, which was Dec. 10 or 11.
Evelyn’s father, Ethan Perry, who is on active duty in the U.S. military, stationed in another state, has been cooperating, according to the sheriff.
Those who know about Evelyn’s whereabouts are believed to be driving a gray 2007 BMW with front-end damage, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) officials said. The car has the Tennessee license plate 3M9-6W9.
The sheriff said authorities are following every lead that comes in.
“This case is unlike anything I’ve ever been involved in,” Cassidy said.
The sheriff said he is personally donating $1,000 for a reward for information that’ll bring Evelyn home safely.
“Please bring her back. That’s all we care about,” Cassidy said. “We urge anyone with any information to come forward.”
Evelyn, who is white and has blonde hair and blue eyes, was last seen wearing a pink tracksuit with pink shoes and a pink bow in her hair. She is about two feet tall and weighs 28 pounds, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Anyone with information regarding Evelyn’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at 423-279-7330 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI- FIND.
ABC News’ Ahmad Hemingway contributed to this report.