(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Remains of a young child were found in Johnson County Wednesday, about a mile from the location where a four-year-old girl fell into the Powder River in February. Chevell Boshaw-Evans, who fell through the ice last winter when she was near the river with her father, was not located after a days-long search of more than 20 miles, which involved boats, people on foot and in the air and cadaver dogs. While it is assumed that the body found this week was the missing girl, positive identification has not yet been made, according to Johnson County Coroner David Harness. He could only confirm that the remains of a young girl were found about a mile from where the missing girl was last seen. A pathologist is scheduled to determine identity, which Harness said would occur this coming week. Hopes have been raised among family members that this is, in fact, their missing child, and they've indicated such via social media
"We have waited 9 months to deliver this news to you all! Yes..Miss Chevy
was found last night!!" the post reads.
"About 5pm her body was recovered and she is home..she is finally home. We
will give out more info as it comes, but at this point it would be
wonderful if you all could send your thoughts and prayers to this family as
they get ready to lay their babygirl to rest."
Officially, however, the case has not yet been closed.
*h/t Chevell Boshaw-Evans public figure Facebook page*