COULD AUTHORITIES FINALLY HAVE FOUND THE REMAINS OF HOLLY BOBO?
It was confirmed on Sunday by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office that a human skull was found in the woods near the home of a suspect in the death of Holly Bobo. The skull was found 15 miles away from the home of Zachary Adams on Adams Lane in Holladay, Tennessee. Other reports say the skull was found only 6 miles away from Adam’s home. Zachary Adams has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo. 39 year old Jason Wayne Autry was also indicted on aggravated kidnapping & first degree murder charges in case of missing Holly Bobo … Prosecutors Plan to Indict Shayne Kyle Austin The skull was discovered on private property just off County Corner Road in Decatur County by two farmers who were looking for the herb ginseng. Accounting to accounts, the skull was sitting on top of some brush in a heavily wooded area. The skull was sent to the TBI crime lab in Memphis for DNA testing.
The remains have not yet been positively ID’s … there are currently two people missing in Decatur County. Holly Bobo went missing in the morning of April 13, 2011 at her family’s home in Darden, TN.
The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Sunday that a human skull was found in the woods not far from the home of Zachary Adams, one of the two men charged in the death of Holly Bobo.
The remains, which were found about 15 miles from Adams’ property on Adams Lane in Holladay, Tennessee, have yet to be linked to the missing nursing student.
Sheriff Keith Byrd told News 2 they received the call in their 911 center just after 10:30 a.m. Sunday and he notified the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The skull was discovered on private property just off County Corner Road by two farmers from Benton County who were out searching for the herb ginseng.
Authorities said one of the farmers was so startled by the discovery he thought he was going to have a heart attack.
“It was partially buried in leaves, but you could see enough of it to tell that it was indeed a human skull,” Sheriff Byrd said. “There wasn’t anything there but bone.”
He told News 2 Monday there is a very faint log road that leads into the area where the remains were found.
“[The road] has grown up and it would be hard to get a vehicle down there,” Sheriff Byrd explained. “Of course with an ATV, you could.”
The skull was sent to the TBI crime lab in Memphis for testing.
Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd said Monday that testing could quickly exclude the remains from belonging to missing nursing student Holly Bobo. He added they could easily belong to a hitchhiker from the nearby interstate.
The remains were found Sunday in a remote area just off I-40 in the small community of Holladay. Officials said two hunters out digging for the herb ginseng discovered the human skull lying on top of the ground.
The TBI, along with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, were called out to search a half-acre wide crime scene.