(Buffalo, Wyo.) — Johnson County Coroner David Harness confirmed with Dally today that the remains found two weeks ago
near the Powder River belong to
Chevell Boshaw-Evans, who fell through the ice in February.
Chevell Boshaw-Evans, 4, drowned last winter when she was near the river
with her father. Her body was not recovered, even after a days-long search
of more than 20 miles, which involved boats, people on foot and in the air
and cadaver dogs.
The county had a forensic autopsy performed and an odontologist confirmed
the remains belonged to Boshaw-Evans, Harness said.
On a Facebook Page dedicated to the little girl, the following was posted
"It has been almost 2 weeks since we informed you that Chevell's body had
been recovered. At that time it had not yet been officially 'confirmed'
with the Johnson County Coroner's office. ... After speaking with the
Johnson County Coroner's Office yesterday afternoon, we were given
permission to inform you that the body found on November 11th, 2015 in the
Powder River was in fact Chevell Boshaw Evans.
"An autopsy was performed and they received confirmation on Thursday
November 19th, 2015. In a case like this there are many legalities and so
much information to process and time that is needed to do so. So we thank
you all for your patience.
"We want to give a big shout out to Dave Harness the Johnson County Coroner
& the Harness Funeral Home for he has donated his time, all funeral
arrangements and the casket for Chevell’s Memorial Service!! We can in no
way thank him and his office staff enough. It is such a blessing to have
these wonderful people in our lives and especially in our communities.
"The family will still need a headstone as well as a few other items for
Chevy's Memorial and if anyone would like to help or make a donation there
a few places you can do so. First is at Buffalo Savings and loan 106 Fort
St, Buffalo, WY 82834 (307) 684-5591 Second is at Campco Federal Credit
Union 1110 E Boxelder Rd, Gillette, WY 82716
(307) 682-6105 Please reference Chevell Boshaw Evans in both locations.
"Again we thank you all for your continued support and prayers! This has
been such an emotional journey and we are so very happy Chevy is home and
can be laid to rest. Have a wonderful day and God Bless!!"
*Feature photo Chevell Boshaw-Evans public figure Facebook page*