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    TN - Holly Bobo, 20, Darden; believed abducted 13 April 2011 - #33

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    Thanks Waiting For!

    I think.
    I got chopped in the crossover!



    Now you're gonna have to wait for me, until I feel like retyping it.
    HA!


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    When I typed in the new thread title, I left "believed abducted" in there, more for the sake of parallelism with the first 32 threads than for anything else, btw. I kept us in "Hot Cases" too, which sounds much classier than the droopy alternative.


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    It was really fun too, cause it was all about my fantasy of having Judge Judy convene a grand jury with Nancy Grace as the grand inquisitor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by houndstooth View Post
    Thanks Waiting For!

    I think.
    I got chopped in the crossover!



    Now you're gonna have to wait for me, until I feel like retyping it.
    HA!
    I left about a five minute carryover for posting on Thread #32 after I already had posted this one.

    Next time I'll go for ten minutes. Sorry!


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    Yes, thanks WFGODOT for the new thread. I don't want to see this case ever become an unsolved case. I hold out hope that answers can be found as to what happened to Holly. I am kind of thinking that LE will have to release some new info like the 911 calls to help out though. Since that large reward hasn't helped, I think they need to release everything they can to help out.


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    I had an odd dream last night - odd in that I never dream about WS stuff - in which I overheard the Bobo-related 911 calls, and also learned the solution to the Joann Bain-and-three-daughters TN evident-kidnapping mystery. OF COURSE I forgot everything about them other than their basic subject matter by the time I woke up, a couple minutes later. Drat!


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    Is it time for another missing in TN report? The list is getting longer...


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    Quote Originally Posted by liltexans View Post
    Is it time for another missing in TN report? The list is getting longer...
    It certainly is! Will have to locate one of the former lists to see the "went missing" dates. They did find one woman who had been on it for quite awhile, I think. (Finding her was by sheer accident, of course.)


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    I think it is very easy to get confused following this case. Up is down, left is right and so on. We have multiple versions of the ongoing narrative from the Bobo family, cryptic and very pointed comments made by LE and 5 pounds of crazy in a 1 pound bag following it. The lack of ANY information provided in this case combined with LE stopping searches and repeatedly saying that they believe the abductor is local and the investigation has not left the Darden/Parsons area is the only way to read between the lines in this case. CB is a supposed eye witness to the events of that morning, his accounts are very skewed and lead nowhere. It would make sense that there is information he probably should not share, but that does not explain the convoluted stories we have been given. There is a really simple version that could be offered, CB woke up and saw his sister walking away. The problem here stems from all of the confusing perspectives we are given as CB tells his story. From meter readers, HB car still at home when CB knew it shouldn't be, calling his mother to see who he is looking at, phantom turkeys, to the quote that he did not think she would be coming back anytime soon and etc... (Also keep in mind we did not know any of the Bobo's actual story until they spoke with the media almost 3 months later)
    CB is either telling bald faced lies or trying to fool other people, maybe the one who does know the missing parts to CB's narrative. CB supposedly gave a statement the first day and any deviation from that without LE being aware would of made him suspect number one very quickly.
    I think the most likely scenario here is that somebody familiar with the Bobo family and specifically the area around their home is the abductor. Being in such a remote area, the odds heavily favor it as well as the way this case has played out.
    LE at it's core is a business and plenty of time and resources have been used in this case, I don't believe LE had 10+ investigators on this case at one time to speculate about it while eating doughnuts.
    Let's also not forget the subsequent drug busts during the search for HB. Another overlooked aspect of this case is the TBI investigation into the local drug task force (covers Decatur County, also look who requested the Governor offer a reward). I HAVE NO IDEA if it is connected to HB case or not, but I do know one thing-
    Drugs investigations equal making money and missing young women investigations equal spending money. I think it's safe to assume politics play a role in this case and
    it's impossible to read into others priorities, except to say the TBI is still investigating this case.


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    This is the most convoluted WITNESSED abduction I can think of. We know more about what happened to King Tut and he died 5,000 years ago.
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    Did anybody get any screen captures of fb pages before everything locked up tight?
    Clear your mind must be, if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot. Opinion only, my posts are.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogzilla View Post
    I think it is very easy to get confused following this case. Up is down, left is right and so on. We have multiple versions of the ongoing narrative from the Bobo family, cryptic and very pointed comments made by LE and 5 pounds of crazy in a 1 pound bag following it. The lack of ANY information provided in this case combined with LE stopping searches and repeatedly saying that they believe the abductor is local and the investigation has not left the Darden/Parsons area is the only way to read between the lines in this case. CB is a supposed eye witness to the events of that morning, his accounts are very skewed and lead nowhere. It would make sense that there is information he probably should not share, but that does not explain the convoluted stories we have been given. There is a really simple version that could be offered, CB woke up and saw his sister walking away. The problem here stems from all of the confusing perspectives we are given as CB tells his story. From meter readers, HB car still at home when CB knew it shouldn't be, calling his mother to see who he is looking at, phantom turkeys, to the quote that he did not think she would be coming back anytime soon and etc... (Also keep in mind we did not know any of the Bobo's actual story until they spoke with the media almost 3 months later)
    CB is either telling bald faced lies or trying to fool other people, maybe the one who does know the missing parts to CB's narrative. CB supposedly gave a statement the first day and any deviation from that without LE being aware would of made him suspect number one very quickly.
    I think the most likely scenario here is that somebody familiar with the Bobo family and specifically the area around their home is the abductor. Being in such a remote area, the odds heavily favor it as well as the way this case has played out.
    LE at it's core is a business and plenty of time and resources have been used in this case, I don't believe LE had 10+ investigators on this case at one time to speculate about it while eating doughnuts.
    Let's also not forget the subsequent drug busts during the search for HB. Another overlooked aspect of this case is the TBI investigation into the local drug task force (covers Decatur County, also look who requested the Governor offer a reward). I HAVE NO IDEA if it is connected to HB case or not, but I do know one thing-
    Drugs investigations equal making money and missing young women investigations equal spending money. I think it's safe to assume politics play a role in this case and
    it's impossible to read into others priorities, except to say the TBI is still investigating this case.
    Froggie,
    The last paragraph is an excellent summation to my way of thinking. (The whole thing is! ha)

    Now when you say TBI is still investigating, I want you to know, that too, in my mind, consists of a desk jockey who made the mistake of taking Mehr's parking space one morning and is sentenced to the purgatory of this case, day after day.
    That is who I picture still investigating this case.


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    I still think the most probable perp is someone from the UT-Martin Parsons campus, whether it's a fellow student or a staff member. It's the one group of people who obviously could have been familiar with her schedule. Now what probability would I place on that? Maybe only 20% since there are so many other possibilities but I'd say it's the most likely out of all of them given what I know.

    And as for the searches...there were MASSIVE searches done after Holly went missing. Just massive, with over a thousand searchers and maybe thousands. There was probably more territory covered in searches for Holly than in 99% of the cases on these forums and more than in any case I can remember. And in all of these cases you see searching pretty much ceases once a certain amount of territory is covered (as time goes on it becomes mostly targeted searching due to tips). The great example is the Kyron search, where the intense searches only happened for less than two weeks, remember the Sheriff's office even said they expected to wrap it up a few days before they did...there are methods to the searches as Oriah and sarx can explain a lot better than I can but these coordinated search efforts can only do so much and once those limits are reached they are shut down in all of these cases.

    After that you pretty much have to hope somebody stumbles onto the remains or that the person(s) who knows where the remains are gives up the info somehow. I still think there is a very slight chance Holly could be alive simply because the abduction seemed to be well-planned, and he may have had a plan for her. I don't think there's any chance she's living a free life though, and if she is still alive I think she's being held captive and is in far from decent circumstances. But I think there is a tiny sliver of hope her family could hold on to.


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    Much has been said about the actions/reactions of Clint and his mom.... I gotta say that Karen Bobo reminds me so much of my mom - my mom would have acted the same way. Even though my mom was normally a happy person, she always seemed to fear the worse when anything would happen, she always feared some creep might be out to get my sister...
    My mom's over reaction and fears had the opposite effect on me - leading me to think my sister was always safe, and no one was out to get her...
    Add to that, my sister was popular and over the years I learned not to bud into her affairs, especially when it involved any of her boyfriends..
    My thoughts/opinions are just that and not be used outside of Websleuths.



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