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'His feet were wet,' says grandmother connected to Evelyn Boswell search

Mary McCloud is the grandmother of William McCloud who dates Evelyn Boswell's grandmother. /...
Mary McCloud is the grandmother of William McCloud who dates Evelyn Boswell's grandmother. / Source: (WSOC)(WVLT)
Published: Feb. 27, 2020 at 8:20 AM EST
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A woman whose property is adjacent to the

at the center of the

Wednesday search for missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell says she never saw the toddler, but her grandson's feet were wet when he appeared at her home.

"It's a bunch of gossiping people that know that pond's down there. 'Oh that body's in the pond'," said Mary McCloud. She says the rumors are wrong.

Mary said her grandson, William McCloud, the boyfriend of Evelyn's grandmother Angela Boswell came to her house to ask for gas money on the same day they were

. Mary says they were at her house for 15-20 minutes around noon.

She says William told her that his feet were wet because a pipe burst at the motel where he was staying but added: "He's been devious enough to have been involved in something."

When WBTV Reporter Steve Ohnesorge asked if Mary had seen Evelyn, she said "no."

"I hope they find her alive and not in the pond, " said Mary.

Mary McCloud says she is praying, but she has no idea where Evelyn could be.

Officials said

in the case.

Mary McCloud told WVLT News she had been interviewed by investigators multiple times, and that she only met Evelyn once during the summer of 2019.

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