A body found in Tennessee has been positively identified as missing toddler Evelyn Mae Boswell, authorities said.
The 15-month-old girl’s remains were found Friday on property belonging to a relative in Sullivan County, where an investigation into circumstances surrounding her death is ongoing, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officials announced Wednesday.
“As we feared, the remains have now been positively identified and are, in fact, those of the 15-month-old girl,” spokeswoman Leslie Earhart said in a video posted on Twitter. “We understand that Evelyn captured your hearts — she captured ours as well — but due to the fact that this is an ongoing investigation, we’re limited as to what details can be released.”
The statewide law enforcement agency is now assisting deputies in Sullivan County, where no one has been charged in the girl’s death as of early Thursday, Earhart said.