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.
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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.
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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).
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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Parsons, TN- Tomorrow marks the one week point of the forcible abduction and probable assault outside the home of 20 year old nursing student, Holly Bobo.
Mark Gwyn, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, announced the current reward offered has tripled to $75,000 thanks to a $50,000 commitment from Tennesee Governor Bill Haslam at a press conference yesterday at the command center.
This morning TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) is setting up road blocks on Myracletown Road in an effort to question motorists with hopes to find clues in the abduction of Holly Bobo. Myracletown Road is not far from the Bobo home.
20yr old Holly Bobo, has been missing now for 6 days since she was abducted from her home in Darden TN by a man wearing camouflage clothing. As of this morning TBI is saying nobody has been ruled out as a suspect BUT that Holly’s brother Clint and her current boyfriend are both being very cooperative.
Threat of severe weather in the area is forcing the search to be scaled back today. No press conference is scheduled for today unless there is breaking news.
20 year old Holly Bobo has been missing since the morning of April 13, 2011 when she was seen by her brother walking off into the woods with a man dressed in camouflage. Originally Holly’s brother thought that his sister was with her boyfriend, only to learn later that was not the case.
According to reports a small amount of blood which is being tested was found outside the home of Holly Bobo. Search crews said they found a lunchbox that belongs to 20-year old Holly Bobo. Also, duct tape with blond hair on it; however, police won’t say if it’s related to the case.
Police said they found Bobo’s white lunch box by a creek about eight miles from her home. Authorities also said searchers found some other items belonging to Bobo, but didn’t specify what the items were
The TBI has stated that they have received over 250 tips with regards to the missing 20 year old nursing home student Holly Bobo. The searches Sunday consisted of a massive search in West Tennessee has parties combing through Natchez Trace State Park (map).
At least 3 command centers, hundreds of law enforcement, and over 600 volunteers are said to be involved in this escalated search effort. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is also assisting.
Authorities tell Channel 4 that volunteers were called back to the local fairgrounds after investigators discovered “new areas of interest.”
TBI officials said they are checking into 250 leads in Bobo’s disappearance. As far as new evidence goes, investigators said they are examining every piece recovered by volunteer searchers. Officials also asked residents to think back to last Wednesday and report anything unusual that they can recall from that day. Specifically, the TBI said they are asking citizens to try to remember if anyone missed work or appointments that day, or may have excessively cleaned a car or ATV.
Authorities tell Channel 4 that volunteers were called back to the local fairgrounds after investigators discovered “new areas of interest.” One of those new areas is Natchez Trace State Park. At least 350 people were combing that area alone.
TBi: We have teams in Natchez Trace State Park
6 minutes ago via web
TBI: We are looking with someone with unusual behavior with a vehicle over the past few days, excessive washing, cleaning, possibly selling
TBI: Do you remember someone with unusual behavior involving an ATV or other vehicle
7 minutes ago via web
Anyone with information on Bobo’s whereabouts is urged to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
UPDATE II: Decatur County Sheriff, Fire, and EMS, Parsons Police Live Audio Feed
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 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.
“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.