Daily Commentery – Friday, September 12, 2014 – Continuing a Discussion Regarding How the Media Reports on Missing Persons Cases

  • Like in the Holly Bobo case. The Media needs to get their facts straight before reporting!

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Confirm that Remains Found Sunday in Decatur County is that of Missing Holly Bobo (VIDEO)

Sad conclusion to a three year search … Holly Bobo has been found.

The TBI, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, has confirmed that the remains found in Decatur County is that of Holly Bobo.  On Sunday, two individuals found a human skull in an isolated wooded area in Decatur county while searching for ginseng. The remains were found about 10 miles away from the property of her suspected killer, Zachary Adams. Two men have been charged in connection with Bobo’s death,  Zachary Adams and Jason Wayne Autry.  Both have pleaded not guilty. District Attorney Matt Stowe stated, he is “ready, willing and able to seek the death penalty in this case.  We are going to make sure that everyone who played a part in the heinous crime that has attacked the peace and dignity of the great state of Tennessee faces a consequence for that.”

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Bobo’s remains were found Sunday in Decatur County, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Monday night.

CNN affiliate WREG reported that hunters had found a human skull.

District Attorney Matt Stowe said he is “ready, willing and able to seek the death penalty in this case.”

“We are going to make sure that everyone who played a part in the heinous crime that has attacked the peace and dignity of the great state of Tennessee faces a consequence for that,” Stowe said Monday night.

UPDATE I: Press Conference VIDEO of the confirmation of the remains found in Decatur County, TN are that of missing nursing student Holly Bobo.

RAW VIDEO: TBI holds conference on discovery of Holly Bobo’s remains.

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Now it is time to get JUSTICE FOR HOLLY!!!

District Attorney Matt Stowe promised that everyone involved in the death of Holly Bobo will be held accountable. Stowe said he is “ready, willing and able to seek the death penalty in this case.”

Human Skull Found Near the Home of Zachary Adams, Suspect in Death of Holly Bobo

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.

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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.

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VIDEO – News Channel 5 – click on pic to watch video

UPDATE I: Human Remains Found In Decatur Co.; No Confirmed Link To Bobo Case.

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.

Henderson County, Tenn. Judge Rules Enough Evidence to Continue the Case Against Jeff Pearcy in 2011 Disapperance of Holly Bobo in Darden, TN … Witness Claims to Have Seen Holly Bobo on Video After She Went Missing

Oh Dear God if True …

A Henderson County, Tennessee  judge ruled today that there was enough evidence and probably cause to go forward and continue the case against Jeff Pearcy in the disappearance of Holly Bobo. Pearcy is charged with accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence . During today’s hearing, the state called witness Sandra King who testified she saw a video, about 30 and 45 seconds in length, featuring a woman crying with her hands tied-up and crying. Sandra King said the woman had blond hair and looked like Holly Bobo. King indicated Pearcy’s half-brother Mark shot the alleged video.  King is believed to have lived with Jeff Pearcy for about two months from March to May 2014. To make matters worse, Sandra Kind stated, “He [Jeff] told me Mark [Pearcy] had video showing Zach Adams having sex with Bobo.” Holly Bobo has been missing since 7:30 am Wednesday morning, April 13, 2011 at her home on Swan Johnson Road in Darden, TN when she was kidnapped from her home in Decatur County, Tennessee.

Witness Sandra King testifying in Court

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VIDEO – News Channel 5 (click on pic to watch VIDEO)

Holly Bobo was seen on video after she disappeared, according to a witness during a court proceeding Tuesday.

Jeff Pearcy was in court when a Henderson County judge ruled there is enough evidence to continue the case against Pearcy who is charged with accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence .

Sandra King, who once lived with Pearcy, testified she saw a video of a tied up woman crying, “I seen [sic] a woman tied up. She was crying… she was blonde. Yes, it looked like Holly Bobo. I did not want to see more.”

King also testified Jeff told her Mark had a video of Zach Adams having sex with Holly Bobo according to WTVF-TV.

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Missing: Holly Bobo

Zach Adams is charged with felony first degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping in the disappearance of Holly Bobo, though a body has never been found. Mark Pearcy has been held in Carroll County without bond.

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Suspect Jeff Pearcy

WSMV: Witness: Video showed Holly Bobo tied up, crying.

King testified that Zachary Adams, who has been charged with murder and kidnapping in connection with Bobo’s disappearance, was also in the video.

“I knew what he was fixing to do; I did not want to see,” King said.

Jeffrey Pearcy and his brother, Mark Pearcy, are charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact in Bobo’s murder.

King testified that Jeffrey Pearcy showed her the video that Mark Pearcy took of Adams having sex with Bobo. She said Bobo was tied up and crying.

So far, nobody else has seen the video, including investigators, so they set Jeffrey Pearcy up with a phone call.

“I said to him, ‘You know that video of Holly, if it would have been you in that video, I would have watched it,’ and he said, ‘Yes I know,’” King said.

Jeffrey Pearcy said he couldn’t hear what King was saying over the phone and believes this was all a mistake. He said this is a sex tape with Mark Pearcy and his ex-wife, who also happens to be named Holly.

39 Year Old Jason Wayne Autry Indicted on Aggravated Kidnapping & First Degree Murder Charges in Case of Missing Holly Bobo … Prosecutors Plan to Indict Shayne Kyle Austin

SECOND INDIVIDUAL CHARGED IN CASE OF MISSING HOLLY BOBO … MORE TO COME.

39 year old Jason Wayne Autry has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and first degree murder in the 2011 disappearance of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo.  Autry was  already in prison, currently serving a three-year sentence in Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, for an unrelated assault conviction. Previously, Zachary Adams was indicted last month on the same kidnapping and murder charges. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn stated that he believes that there are more people with information and possible involvement said, “expect more announcements in the coming days and weeks.” Holly Bobo went missing on April 13, 2011 in Darden, Tennessee.

According to the documents, prosecutors plan to indict Shayne Kyle Austin, who previously had been granted immunity in exchange for his cooperation in the investigation.

The state voided the immunity agreement because Austin was not completely truthful and forthcoming, according to an email from Assistant District Attorney General Beth Boswell to Austin’s lawyer, Luke Evans. The email was sent on March 27.

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Jason Wayne Autry

A second man has been charged with murder in the 2011 disappearance of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo.

Other suspects can expect police to be “on their doorstep” soon, Tennessee’s top investigator told reporters Tuesday.

Jason Wayne Autry, who is already in prison for an unrelated assault conviction, was indicted on especially aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder charges by a special grand jury Tuesday, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said at a news conference in Decaturville Tuesday afternoon.

Autry, 39, was a longtime friend of Zachary Adams, 29, who was indicted last month on the same kidnapping and murder charges, Gwyn said. Autry, from Holladay, Tennessee, has a lengthy criminal history, he said.

For more updates, provide your opinions on the ase and read others, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Holly Bobo.

Zachary Rye Adams Indicted on Aggravated Kidnapping and First Degree Murder Charges in Death of Holly Bobo, Missing Since April 13, 2011 in Parsons, TN (VIDEO – Police Press Conference)

27 year old Zachary Adams was been charged with aggravated kidnapping and the first degree murder of Holly Bobo. A Decatur County grand jury returned an indictment against Zachary Adams. Holly Bobo was been missing since April 13, 2011 in Parsons, TN when she was seen being lead away into the woods from her home by a man wearing camouflage. Last week, search warrants were executed at property off Highway 69 in Decatur County that was owned by Zach Adams.

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Zachary Adams – Pic: Decatur County Sheriff’s Office

Murder and kidnapping charges were filed Wednesday in the disappearance of Parsons, Tenn., nursing student Holly Bobo, marking the first major break in the case since she vanished nearly three years ago.

A Decatur County grand jury returned an indictment against Zachary Adams, 27, whose property was searched by law enforcement Friday in connection with Bobo’s disappearance.

The announcement was made during a news conference Wednesday held jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, and the 24th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office.

When TBI Director Mark Gwyn read the charges against Adams — especially aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder — there were audible gasps and a few screams from the audience.

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UPDATE I: West Tennessee DA will consider whether to pursue death penalty in Holly Bobo case.

It was simply heart-breaking watching today’s press conference when TBI Director Mark Gwyn referenced that the Decatur County grand jury returned an indictment against Zachary Adams of first degree murder. You could hear several audible gasps of grief and crying. Just simply crushing. The DA’s office will review the case to consider whether it is a death penalty case. One has to wonder whether Adams will accept a deal for life in prison if he provides where Holly Bobo’s body is located.

A West Tennessee prosecutor said his office will consider whether to pursue the death penalty against a 29-year-old man indicted on charges of especially aggravated kidnapping and first-degree felony murder in the case of Holly Bobo.

A grand jury indicted Zachary Rye Adams on Wednesday. He remains in jail on a $1 million bond on an unrelated charge.

Our thought and prayers are with the family and friends of Holly Bobo. God Bless.

UPDATE II: Country music star Whitney Duncan, cousin of kidnapped and murdered Holly Bobo, tweeted after the devastating news from the TBI press conference.

Duncan tweeted shortly after the charges were announced. “Words can’t describe the heartbreak,” she wrote. “Thank u for the prayers.”

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For more updates, read others opinions and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Holly Bobo.

Holly Bobo Missing Since 4/13/11 in Darden, TN … Now Search Warrants Issued by TBI on Property Owned by Zachary Adams (Update: Zach Adams Booked into Decatur County Jail Friday, Charged with Aggravated Assault)

Holly Bobo has been missing since the morning of April 13, 2011 when she was seen with a man in camouflage being taken into the woods from her Swan Johnson Road home in Darden, Tennessee. Holly Bobo has not been seen nor heard from since. Now after years of there could be a break in the case of the missing nursing student, Holly Bobo. On Friday, the TBI executed search warrants in the investigation into the disappearance of Decatur County Holly Bobo on property on Adams Lane owned by Zachary Adams. Also on Friday according to Decatur County Sheriff Roy Wyatt, 29 yer old Zach Adams was booked into the Decatur County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault. It was not known whether these charges are connected with the Holly Bobo missing persons case

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TBI Director Mark Gwyn spoke to media Friday afternoon at the scene of one location where authorities were executing search warrants in the investigation into the disappearance of Decatur County nursing student Holly Bobo.

Gwyn said authorities will continue their searches today, Saturday and possibly Sunday at a property on Adams Lane in northern Decatur County and other locations. He wouldn’t say what the other locations are, just that there are multiple locations being searched in Decatur and surrounding counties.

Authorities have been searching the property on Adams Lane since early this morning.

Property records indicate the property is owned by Zachary Adams. Gwyn declined to comment about Adams.

Facebook: Bring Holly Bobo Home Safe

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Click on pic to watch HLN Video

UPDATE I: Cadaver Dog on Scene of Search in Decatur County.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that they have sent a cadaver dog to assist with search efforts going on Friday in connection to the Holly Bobo Case.

Chip Washington with the SCSO confirmed that the office has sent a cadaver dog to the scene.

UPDATE II: Search for Holly Bobo continues, family asks for prayers.

About 30 miles away on Adams Lane in Decatur County, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Shelby County Cadaver dogs on scene looking for any sign of Bobo’s presence.

In the meantime, the man who lives at the residence, Zach Adams, is locked up on assault charges.

The TBI is not naming Adams as a suspect, but many are suspicious.

“My feeling the entire time was that it was somebody that is close to this community, it’s such a small area that it would have shocked me if it has been just random. I feel like she was targeted for some reason,” said Kyla Cooper.

UPDATE III: Adams is the owner of property searched Friday in connection to the Holly Bobo case has been arrested.

The search warrants were executed at property off Highway 69 in Decatur County Friday.

Investigators wouldn’t say what they were looking for, but at least two vehicles were towed away and a cadaver dog from the Shelby County Sheriff’s office was brought in to help with the search.

Saturday, investigators searched a well using underwater cameras.

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UPDATE IV: At least four vehicles were towed away from property.

Agents were seen from chopper images sifting dirt and looking for clues in an area behind Adams’ home. They used metal probes as they searched the grounds. Also, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office had a cadaver dog to assist with the investigation. Two to three more cadaver dogs will be made available to participate in the search again Saturday.

At least four vehicles were towed away from a property as a result of the search warrants. In addition, officials conducted interviews in surrounding counties.

This was also a comment from the article where Holly was prior to her disappearance being what is described as stalked.

Family members say she was leaving for school when they believed she was kidnapped.

Danielle Darnell, who lives in the area, says she and Holly Bobo’s mother saw three men acting strangely one week before Holly disappeared. She says she has known Adams her whole life.

Darnell says Adams and two of his friends were following Holly at a coon hunt dinner.

“Holly was on stage walking around the coon hunt. They basically stalked her a little bit,” she said.

UPDATE V: Tweets from Will Nunly (WKRN)covering the search and investigation of missing Holly Bobo.

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For more updates, read others opinions and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Holly Bobo.

Information about Holly Bobo’s disappearance should be reported to 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463) or tipstotbi@tn.gov.

Mother Now Says Purse Found Not That of Missing Nursing Student Holly Bobo

It was reported earlier this week that there could be a break in the case of missing Holly Bobo in Parsons, TN. A neighborhood dog had found a purse Wednesday in the hills of western Tennessee that was believed to be that of the missing nursing student Holly Bobo. This prompted a spark in the case to search for new clues. Could this possibly be the break that investigators needed to help find Holly Bobo? However, now the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is stating that the mother of Holly Bobo is saying the purse does not belong to her missing daughter.

Tennessee investigators and the mother of a nursing student missing for two years say a purse found this week is not that of Holly Bobo.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said Friday that Bobo’s mother had seen just a photo of the purse two days ago and thought it was her daughter’s. But after seeing it in person Friday, Karen Bobo said it wasn’t.

Holly Bobo has been missing since the Wednesday morning, April 13, 2011 from 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.

Facebook: Bring Holly Bobo Home Safe

For more updates, comments and opinions, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Holly Bobo.

Keeping Hope Alive Rally at the University of Tennessee Martin Parsons Campus: 2 Year Anniversary of Missing Holly Bobo Disappearing into the Woods Behind Her Darden, TN Home

Saturday marked the two year anniversary since Holly Bobo went missing at 7:30 am Wednesday morning, April 13, 2011 when she was lead away into the woods with a man wearing camouflage from her home on Swan Johnson Road in Darden, Tennessee.  She has never been head from or seen again. However, Holly’s family has not given up hope as Pastor Don Franks, the Bobo family’s pastor, was one of nearly 400 people at the Keeping Hope Alive rally at the University of Tennessee Martin Parsons Campus on Saturday. The event has a 5K run, a motorcycle ride, a balloon release and country singer Bryan Moffitt will be singing in her honor.

Two years ago Saturday, Holly Bobo disappeared into the woods behind her home in Darden, but Pastor Don Franks said he wants the world to know that Bobo’s family and the community have not given up on finding her. Franks, the Bobo family’s pastor, was one of nearly 400 people at the Keeping Hope Alive rally at the University of Tennessee Martin Parsons Campus on Saturday. “It was two years ago today that Holly was scheduled to come to this campus right through these doors and take a test that day. Had things gone as she had planned, she would have finished her nursing degree and gone on with her life,” Franks said. “Our safety and security two years ago was shattered, but we’re determined to get it back. We’re determined to find Holly, and we’re determined to bring the people responsible to justice. And we’re not going to stop until we do.”

The family believes Holly Bobo is still alive and being held by her abductor and they have been strengthened by the fact that the community has been there supporting them. They believe that some one in the community has answers to the whereabouts and disappearance of their daughter and “Now is not the time to give up.”They are urging any one with any information, leads or tips to come forward.

Get updates, read others opinions and provide your own opinions and analysis at Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Holly Bobo.

If anyone has any  information regarding Holly Bobo, please ed to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-824-3463 (1-800-TBI-FIND).

Search Continues Monday for Missing Holly Bobo in Tennessee, ‘Significant Item’ Recovered

The search for 20 year old Holly Bobo will continue Monday after what investigators are saying has been the recovery of a significant item. Although the item is not being described because it would jeopardize the integrity of the investigation, reports have it that it was found Easter Sunday afternoon. Could this significant item be the necessary clue that will provide a break though in finding Holly Bobo? The 20 year old nursing student has been missing since the morning of April 13, 2011 when she was abducted by a nab wearing camouflage from her home.

And mid-way through the day, there was a breakthrough.

Investigators say they found something. They won’t say what, but they will say it’s significant enough to make them want to continue searching the area for at least one more day.

“It makes you feel great — Easter Sunday and finding some good information,” said Bobo family spokesperson Kevin Bromely. “Hopefully we can expand the search and find out more tomorrow.”

Hopefully this will be the clue that breaks the case and finds Holly Bobo. We all hope and pray that it does for the family and loved ones of Holly Bobo.

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