20 Year Old Holly Bobo Missing in Decatur County, TN After Man Dressed in Camouflage Breaks into House (UPDATE: Led Into Woods, Not Dragged)

 

20 year old Holly Bobo is missing in since 7:30 am Wednesday morning, April 13, 2011 at her home on Swan Johnson Road in Darden, TN when she was kidnapped and dragged off from the carport of her home in Decatur County, TN. Bobo, a nursing student was reported to be dragged off into the woods by a man wearing camouflage.

According to accounts, Holly Bobo’s brother witnessed her being abducted and called 911. The rural town of  Darden, TN is in shock and searching for the missing 20 year old.

Holly Bobo Missing: TBI

Holly Bobo was dragged “across the carport of her home… toward a wooded area” in the town of Parsons on Wednesday, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Both Bobo’s mother and 25-year-old brother watched the woman being abducted and called 911.

Holly Bobo: Facebook

Holly Bobo is 5 feet 3 and weighs 110 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt and blue jeans.  Bobo is a cousin of Whitney Duncan, a country music singer and a finalist on the television talent show Nashville Star. Duncan tweeted, Thanks for all the prayers & please keep spreading the amber alert. Love y’all.”

“My cousin Holly was kidnapped this morning,” Duncan wrote on Facebook. “Please pray for her & our family. This is really sad & shocking.”

Police believe that Bobo was the victim of a home invasion. The search continues …  The TBI’s Violent Crime Response Team joined local and neighboring law enforcement. More information and updates can be found at Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum. Please say a prayer for the safe return of Holly Bobo.

Bobo’s brother was inside the house, watching the horror unfold from a window, authorities said.

Authorities fear Bobo is a victim of a home invasion and abduction.

Anyone with information on Bobo’s whereabouts is urged to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

UPDATE I: Family Pleads For Help Finding Missing Decatur Co. Woman

“I would tell her I love her, and tell her to call us,” said her father, Dana Bobo, when asked what he would say to his daughter.

“Please help us find her, she’s just so precious, you don’t even know,” said Karen Bobo

UPDATE II: $25,000 Reward Offered In Missing Woman Case

The family of a missing woman held a tearful news conference Thursday afternoon as the sheriff of Decatur County announced a $25,000 reward for details that help lead to her safe return. The nursing student was last seen being dragged from the carport of her home by a man wearing camouflage clothing.



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    22 Responses to “20 Year Old Holly Bobo Missing in Decatur County, TN After Man Dressed in Camouflage Breaks into House (UPDATE: Led Into Woods, Not Dragged)”

    1. Nicole on April 14th, 2011 3:31 pm

      I don’t understand why her older brother just WATCHED her through the window! Why didn’t he go out and help??

    2. Inquiring Minds on April 14th, 2011 3:43 pm

      Hmm, I hate to be overly critical and suspicious, but I really have to questions the actions of the 25 yo brother. Who witnesses their sister being dragged off into the woods and only calls 911?

      Seriously?

      Those are the actions of a stranger on the street not wanting to get involved, not a sibling.

      Unless the police are not telling the full story, that is really amazing that a brother would not have chased after her.

    3. fitgirl41 on April 14th, 2011 4:03 pm

      Read news account that said brother had just gotten out of shower, grabbed his pants and a gun and ran after them. By the time he got to edge of woods, they had disappeared; he stopped at the edge and called 911. My question is why (with a gun) did he not go into the woods calling out to her? She may have been able to scream, leading him in their direction. All very strange!

    4. A Texas Grandfather on April 14th, 2011 9:49 pm

      There is a smell beginning to emininate from this brothers story.

      LE has to do some more investigation.

    5. Ron Nelson on April 15th, 2011 11:44 am

      There is something definately wrong with the story. Why would a 25 year old brother be watching? Mom should have called 911 and the 25 year old should have been about 50 seconds behind a man dragging a struggling 20 year old sister through heavy brush. He should still be out there looking. The pieces just do not fit. I repeat “There is something definately wrong with the story(s).”

    6. thersmith on April 15th, 2011 12:54 pm

      fitgirl41 “Read news account that said brother had just gotten out of shower, grabbed his pants and a gun and ran after them. By the time he got to edge of woods, they had disappeared; he stopped at the edge and called 911.”

      Fitgirl do you have a link? I would like to see that news story.

    7. fitgirl41 on April 15th, 2011 1:42 pm

      To thersmith:
      Saw the account yesterday. Think it was on the local Darden, TN newspaper forum…sorry, read so much on this…not sure.

    8. jusmegste93 on April 15th, 2011 11:26 pm

      Sad story. I guess it doesn’t matter if the story sounds fishy to us or not. All that matters is that they find her alive and bring her home. Prayers for all involved.

    9. Parsonsbornandraised on April 15th, 2011 11:49 pm

      Hollys boyfriend is a hunter who often wore camaflouge when her brother saw him leading her off he didnt think anything was wrong till he went outside and seen blood i assure u he is a very good person and would never willing let something happen to his sister wat he needs is prayer to help him and his family get through this terrible time not people bashing him cause no one really knows wat they wouldve done in that situation and even if he didnt do wat everyone thinks he should have done then he is probably beating himself up over it. Parsons is a small town and we know everyone here and r deeply saddened by this and there was no news story in the Parsons newspaper stating he grabbed a gun and ran after the kidnapper the person that said that is clearly lying cause darden is a part of Parsons which is where the paper comes from.

    10. Scott Lee on April 16th, 2011 3:55 pm

      Everyone! Watch the first video of the mother crying and pleading. Does she seem a little histrionic? Overdoing it? So soon after a crime of this nature, close relatives like parents are usually in a state of shock and disbelief and a flow of emotions usually occurs after the initial shock wears off.

      Mother in first video: “Crying” with no tears. If she had just wiped her tears before appearing on camera, a flood of more would surely follow — but they didn’t — or there never were any in the first place.

      No red eyes. No surrounding, swollen redness. Pleads with her eyes closed (not always, but this can sometimes be a sign of deception, because being deceptive and under pressure — being on camera — leads some deceptive people to close their eyes to concentrate on their efforts and not be distracted by visual sensory input). Opens her eyes once, but looks to the sky. To avoid eye contact? IDK.

      Father’s on-camera comments and comportment seem very genuine. If there is a “loop,” he may be out of it.

      THEORY (I stress): Investigators are not naming Holly’s mother or brother as suspects as a RUSE. They “pretend” to clear them both, but insist to both that they are very valuable as they were the only witnesses — and, if they really are telling the truth and want Holly back, they would cooperate with investigators readily and withhold no information that could — even with the slightest possibly — lead to the safe return of Holly.

      Investigators “pretending” that Holly’s mother and brother are not suspects is vital for a process where, during questioning, one or both may inadvertently incriminate themselves because they *believe* they are NOT suspects. If they thought otherwise, it would hamper the investigation, and they both would be guarded during questioning.

      Falsely believing they are NOT suspects, they may unintentionally “give up” self-incriminating information. They will believe that they are being questioned as *witnesses only*, when in reality they are suspects being surreptitiously “interrogated” by professionals who will trick them into incriminating themselves without their knowledge.

      If they “clam up” or “lawyer up,” that would say something.

      The $25,000 reward is being offered because the family knows they will never have to pay it. (Unless it is the father offering the reward.)

      BEAR IN MIND: This is all conjecture based on certain people’s behaviors and the circumstances surrounding this alleged crime. The theories presented herein could prove 100% wrong.

      Everything contained in this communication represents the writer’s own personal opinions and not facts.
      ________________________
      SM: Speaking from experience with facts and not personal opinion, you haev obviously never been a part of a missing persons case, investigation or abduction case. Thankfully for yourself, you have never had to personally experience such a traumatic event like having your daughter abducted.

      This is not politics, where we have dirtbag politicians pretending to care about We the People. This is real life where a parents worst nightmare is being expereinced. These people are common folks who are not taught how to act on camera and had staffers provide polling data on how to act and what to say. It is a viseral response that might be all over the gambit of emotions.

      The family are victims just as much as Holly Bobo is. Please try not to judge the victims of crime.

      It is generally obvious when a family is being real and when they are not. Trust me having dealt with all too many crime and missing person cases, you might want to use a bit more disgretion when opining about a missing persons case.

      RED

    11. qdc on April 17th, 2011 5:43 am

      i hate to say this, but her mother’s boo-hooing sounded just like Susan Smith’s display for the cameras.

    12. nana on April 17th, 2011 2:34 pm

      in response to above—-OVER DOING it? any normal mother would be uncontrollably hysterical….and for those who say they should have done this and should have done that…..was there a dress rehearsal where they praciced what to do in case of an abduction….People do not think rationally in these cases.

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    15. Angela on April 21st, 2011 12:31 pm

      I did not see the report of the brother running to the edge of the woods and blood was also seen. If this were true and he had a gun, well, there is no doubt you would run in after her expecially with a gun. The boyfriend, if there really is a boyfriend that dressed in camouflage, he is most likely the top suspect. No brainer! The brother may be afraid to turn him in knowing it was him but should have by now told what he seen. That would explain why no one ran after her if they thought it was a boyfriend and a typical fight.. If Mom actually witnessed this, a mothers instinct is to run and save her child no matter what. It is instinct that is all I am saying.

    16. TIFF on April 22nd, 2011 8:45 am

      Hello people.. Its turkey season! 90% of all males in this region would be wearing camo. Just because the bf has pics wearing camo doesnt mean hes a suspect. I turkey hunt so do u mean to tell me if i was wearing camo that day im a suspect??? No.

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    18. Brenda Kee on May 7th, 2011 12:06 pm

      Did they bring in dogs? I can’t believe they didn’t pick up on a scent even if it was just Hailey’s. I do no feel like every effort is being put forth to find this girl! Why?

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