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    TN - Holly Bobo, 20, Darden, believed abducted *Media Links*


    http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap
    HOLLY LYNN BOBO
    Holly Lynn Bobo was last seen early on the morning of April 13, 2011, outside of her home in Darden, Tennessee. She was seen being led away from the carport of her home toward a wooded area by a man described as approximately 5'8" to 6'0" tall and 200 pounds, wearing camouflage clothing.
    Holly Lynn Bobo was last seen wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans.

    Date(s) of Birth Used: October 12, 1990 Hair: Blonde, Shoulder Length
    Eyes: Blue
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 110 pounds Sex: Female
    Race: White
    Occupation: Nursing Student

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    Officials ask that if you see Holly or anything suspicious contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. No vehicle information is currently available.

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    04/13/2011

    20 year old woman may have been abducted
    A massive search is underway for a missing Decatur County woman. Investigators believe 20-year-old Holly Bobo was abducted from her home on Wednesday morning.
    Investigators said it happened on Swan Johnson Road in Darden around 7:30 a.m. Her brother told police that a man wearing camouflage grabbed the young woman, dragged her across her carport and pulled her into some nearby woods.
    Authorities said Holly Bobo was on her way to school. She is a student at the UT Martin campus.
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    Breaking news Decatur County Abduction
    Decatur County authorities, THP, TBI and others are continuing to search for an abducted Decatur County woman. 20 year old Holly Bobo was taken from her Swan Johnson road home just after 7:30 this morning. Authorities say Bobo is around 5 foot three with long blond hair. Her abductor is described as a white man.
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    Lunchbox of missing woman found
    The sheriff of Decatur County told NBC's "Today" show Friday morning that investigators still believe a missing 20-year-old nursing student was taken against her will and is still in the area.
    “Everyone in the community has been interviewed, and we do not have a suspect at this time,” said Sheriff Roy Wyatt.
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    Missing Tenn. woman may have been abducted
    Searchers in central Tennessee planned to keep looking Thursday for a nursing student who was last seen being dragged from her house by a man wearing camouflage in what authorities say may have been a home invasion and abduction.
    About 250 volunteers came out to help Wednesday, but the search for Holly Bobo, 20, had to be called off until it was light again, Decatur County Mayor Michael Smith.
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    Missing woman seen dragged from home by man in camouflage
    A 20-year-old west Tennessee woman who was last seen being dragged from her house by a man dressed in camouflage might have been abducted in a home invasion Wednesday, authorities said.
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    Vigil held for kidnap victim
    A vigil, organized by friends and acquaintances of Holly Lynn Bobo was held this evening at 7 PM at the Parsons Florist in Parsons, Tennessee.
    Dozens turned out to bow their head in prayer, and silently reflect on the tragic events that have unfolded over the past 14 hours, since the 20 year old was reportedly abducted from her Darden home.
    Organizer Gina O'Brien, a family friend, held back tears as she passed out flyers to those in attendance.
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    04/14/2011

    Search, prayers for woman abducted
    Law enforcement officers and volunteers spent all day Wednesday searching for a 20-year-old woman believed to have been abducted from outside her Darden home and dragged into the woods by the kidnapper.
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    Police search for Tenn. woman dragged from home
    Police searched thick brush and rugged terrain in western Tennessee on Thursday for a blonde-haired 20-year-old nursing student, a day after her older brother told authorities he saw a man in camouflage dragging her body toward the woods.
    The children's father believes someone who knew the family's daily routine was to blame for Holly Bobo's disappearance. She was last seen by her brother about 8 a.m. Wednesday, as she prepared to leave for her college classes.
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    Family pleads for help finding missing woman
    The parents of the missing 20-year-old woman in Decatur County are pleading for help to find their daughter.
    The parents of 20-year-old Holly Bobo held a press conference on Thursday afternoon. A $25,000 reward is now being offered by the community.
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    04/15/2011

    Items of abducted Tenn woman found
    Searchers have found some items that belong to a western Tennessee nursing student abducted from her home by a man wearing full hunting camouflage, investigators said Friday.
    Holly Bobo, 20, was taken Wednesday morning and despite a massive search, hasn't been seen since. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officials confirmed that some of her belongings were discovered Thursday night but would not say what they were.
    According to separate accounts from TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm and special agent John Mehr, Bobo's 25-year-old brother Clint saw his sister outside the house with a man before she was taken at around 7:30 a.m. But he only saw the man from the back, and he thought he was her boyfriend.
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    Just Gone
    Mystery surrounds the disappearance of 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo, who was abducted outside her Tennessee home.
    Yesterday, several law enforcement agencies and hundreds of volunteers along with family and friends searched the woods and fields surrounding the residence for any trace of her.
    Holly’s 25-year-old brother, Clint, was in his bed upstairs in the family’s Parsons home when he heard his sister screaming outside about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to family friends.
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    Holly Bobo: FBI says led away not dragged through carport
    This morning the FBI has put out missing person information for Holly Bobo and they are not using the word "dragged".
    As you all know, new information has been slim on the case of missing Holly Bobo, from Tennesee.
    The police have not let any information out. No suspected vehicle type, no description of the man, other than camo clothing, and that came from her brother.
    Over the last few days speculation on the actions of Holly's brother have been full of rumors. Many are going as far as blaming her brother, who was there during the incident for not intervening.
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    Lunchbox of missing woman found in Decatur Cty
    Authorities said they have discovered the lunchbox belonging to a missing woman in Decatur County.
    Search crews found the items on the side of the road on Friday, more than 48 hours since 20-year-old Holly Bobo was last seen at her home in Parsons.
    During a press conference on Friday at 5 p.m., officials with the TBI said they have found a lunch box believed to belong to Holly, but did not specify where it was found.
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    Holly's cell phone, camouflage clothes found in car
    Authorities said Friday that they discovered a car twelve miles from Holly Bobo's home that contained her cell phone and camouflage clothing, clothes likely belonging to the man who abducted her Wednesday.
    The discovery has moved the search for Holly from her home area to about eight miles away where they made the discovery.
    Police are asking the public to help search the area in Decatur County. They are asking people who can search to meet at the command post at the Decatur County Fairgrounds.
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    Clues to missing woman found in search
    Searchers found found a cell phone and lunch box belonging to a western Tennessee nursing student abducted from her home by a man wearing full hunting camouflage, investigators said Friday.
    Investigators said they found the phone and camouflage clothing inside a vehicle nearly eight miles from Holly Bobo's home. Her white lunch box was recovered from a creek in the area, police said.
    Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officials on Friday also gave new details about 20-year-old woman's abduction.
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    Brother didn't see Holly Bobo abduction
    Investigators now say the brother of missing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo did not see her being dragged from her home.
    Pictures: Holly Bobo Missing
    They say, instead, that he saw blood outside the home after he saw ger speaking with a man. He has also been ruled out as a suspect, reports CBS affiliate WREG
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    Story of how woman disappeared has changed
    Investigators now say the brother of Holly Bobo did not see her being dragged from her home.
    They say he saw blood outside the home after she was speaking with a man.
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    Holly Bobo followed Kidnapper into woods in 'fear of her life
    A Tennessee college student abducted outside her home as she was leaving for class complied with her camouflaged kidnapper who led her into a nearby woods because she was "in fear of her life," investigators said today.
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    Bobo search day 3
    On day three of the search for the 20-year old nursing student, Holly Bobo, law enforcement along with more than 400 volunteers found personal items belonging to Bobo that breathed new life into the investigation.
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    04/16/2011

    TBI investigating leads on Holly Bobo
    Search parties are still actively searching throughout West Tennessee for 20-year old Holly Bobo, who was last seen April 13 being abducted from her Parsons home about 100 miles northeast of Memphis.
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation held a press conference Saturday afternoon, stating that the search was still considered a rescue effort as hundreds of volunteers scour nearby woods where Bobo was last seen.
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    Crews resume search for missing women
    Crews have resumed their search for a western Tennessee woman abducted from her home by a man wearing full hunting camouflage.
    About 400 volunteers have showed up so far to help look for Holly Bobo, according to witnesses.
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has scheduled a 4 p.m. press conference for Saturday afternoon.
    Authorities said Friday that searchers have found some items belonging to Bobo, 20.
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    TBI speaks on Bobo desappearance
    Officials with the Tennessee Bureau Investigation spoke out on their investigation into the abduction of a 20-year-old Decatur County girl.
    Investigators from several agencies are still working to piece together clues as search efforts continue for a third day for Holly Bobo, who was last seen Tuesday morning being walked away dressed by a man dressed in camouflage.
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    Search uncovers lunch box
    Authorities said Friday that Holly Lynn Bobo was not dragged from her home but instead was led into the woods by an unidentified man Wednesday morning. Officials think Bobo went with the man because she was in fear for her life.
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says that the 20-year-old woman's brother, Clint, saw her talking to the man outside their home in Darden about 7:30 a.m., but Clint did not notice anything wrong until he went outside and saw blood. Clint Bobo, 25, saw the man only from the back, and thought it was his sister's boyfriend, authorities said. He did not become alarmed until he went outside and saw then blood, and then he called 911.
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    Holly Bobo Update: New clues; brother didn't witness sister dragged away
    As new clues emerged Friday investigators announced Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo’s brother did not witness her abduction and that he became suspicious and called 911 when he saw blood outside their home.
    Online rumors spread quickly this week that Holly’s brother, 25-year-old Clint Bobo, sat back and did nothing while he witnessed a man dressed in camouflage clothing dragging his sister from their carport and into the woods.
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    New areas of interest in Bobo search
    Searches resumed Sunday for evidence in the disappearance of Holly Bobo.
    Reporter Will Nunley of WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tenn., reported that volunteers were called back to the local fairgrounds after investigators discovered "new areas of interest."
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    Hundreds of volunteers to hunt for missing woman
    Day four of the search for Holly Bobo, a missing Decatur County nursing student, rendered no suspects or strong evidence but brought out hundreds of volunteers who combed the wooded terrain of northern Decatur County.
    Busloads full of volunteers searched wooded areas near Bible Hill and Yellow Springs roads. They looked for gender-specific and student-related materials such as books, notebooks or items that may be found in a purse, said Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Brad Wilbanks.
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    Plans change for Sunday search
    Search plans for Sunday have changed and volunteers are being asked to arrive at 7 a.m. rather than in the afternoon.
    According to searcher Heather Collazo, all volunteers are welcomed. "We have a large area to cover," authorities said. "Bring your horse, ATV, and good walking shoes or boots.
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    New areas of interest in Bobo search\
    Searches resumed Sunday for evidence in the disappearance of Holly Bobo.
    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.
    EMA officials said they hope to do as much searching as possible before dark, and have put out a call for more volunteers with all-terrain vehicles and horses to come out and help.
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    New clues in missing woman
    New clues are emerging in the case of a missing Tennessee woman last seen going into the woods with a man wearing camouflage.
    Search crews said they found a lunchbox that belongs to 20-year-old Holly Bobo.
    The nursing student was last seen by her brother early Wednesday morning who only saw the man from behind and believed it was Bobo's boyfriend. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent John Mehr said authorities do not believe she went willingly.
    Bobo was on her way to campus to take a test when she was taken.
    Search crews also found duct tape with blond hair on it. However, police won't say if it's related to the case.
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    Officials following more than 250 leads
    Kristin Helm with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said during a press conference today that investigators are following more than 250 leads in the search for Holly Bobo, of Decatur County woman.
    Bobo has been missing since last Wednesday and was last seen wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans. Investigators believe she is the possible victim of a home invasion kidnapping,
    The unknown suspect was last seen wearing camouflage clothing.
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    4/17/2011

    Missing woman may have known kidnapper
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they believe the person who abducted nursing student Holly Bobo may have been someone she knew, and was likely from the Decatur County area.
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    Volunteers gather for missing woman search
    Sunday, investigators may have a better sense of who is behind the disappearance of a missing college student from Decatur County.
    Sunday was the Sabbath, but certainly no day of rest for the Bobo family or the volunteer searchers at the fair- grounds. Sunday was day five in the search for Holly Bobo, 20. Investigators are still calling their effort a rescue instead of a recovery. They say they have no evidence to believe the contrary at this point in the investigation.
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    04/18/2011

    Search for Bobo continues into day 5
    As we enter day five of the search for Decatur County nursing student, Holly Bobo, there are new details about blood found outside the Bobo home, as well as an expanded search area and new details about a possible suspect that may be moving through the county.
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    Residents asked to report if anyone acted strangely the day Holly Bobo disappeared
    Law enforcement officials are asking residents of the Parsons community to recall anyone in the area whose whereabouts are unaccounted for during Wednesday morning's abduction of 20-year-old Holly Bobo.
    "It is likely the person knew her," said Kristin Helm, a spokeswoman with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Officials believe Bobo followed her abductor into the woods "out of fear for her life."
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    Country Music Star Defends Cousin
    Country music singer Whitney Duncan, cousin of missing 20-year-old Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, wrote on her Twitter late Sunday night to defend rumors that Bobo’s brother was involved in his sister’s kidnapping.
    "My cousin Clint, Holly's brother, is NOT a suspect & I'm sick of people saying that he is. He has been cleared for good reason. Shut up," Duncan said in a tweet late
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    Country singer Whitney Duncan pleads for cousin's return
    Country singing star Whitney Duncan, cousin of missing Tennessee woman Holly Bobo, made a tearful plea today for the nursing student's safe return.
    "We just want her back. If anybody knows anything... any details, anything weird that they've seen that might possibly lead to finding her, I hope they come forward with that," Duncan said on "Good Morning America."
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    Holly Bobo abductor may be member of community, say cops
    Investigators in Tennessee say the person who abducted nursing student Holly Bobo may be a member of the local community.
    Pictures: Holly Bobo Missing
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has asked people living around Parsons to think back on the past week and recall if anyone missed an appointment or didn't show up to work unexpectedly. They say Bobo's abductor may be showing signs of anxiety or stress, reports CBS affiliate WREG.
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    Help us find missing student
    Tennessee's top investigator on Monday made a public plea for leads in the apparent abduction of 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo five days ago as more than 1,000 volunteers searched for her.
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is checking more than 250 leads in the disappearance of Bobo, who is a cousin of country artist Whitney Duncan, Director Mark Gwyn said in an appearance on NBC's TODAY.
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    04/18/2011 updates...

    Holly Bobo reward increased to $75K
    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has approved an additional $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the disappearance of Holly Bobo, making the total reward $75,000.
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    Reward increased to $75,000
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the state and Gov. Bill Haslam have increased the reward to $75,000 for the safe return of nursing student Holly Bobo.
    "We are at a point now where we must follow the leads and let the investigation go where the leads take us," said TBI Director Mark Gwyn. "There is a family out here that needs closure ... and it's up to us to give it to them."
    The TBI said Sunday it believes the person who abducted Bobo may have been someone she knew, and was likely from the Decatur County area.
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    Area business help in Bobo search
    While the search for Holly Bobo continues, area businesses are stepping up to assist law enforcement and volunteers.
    Over the weekend, county school buses were used to transport
    searcher to their command post.
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    Reward offered in search for Holly Bobo
    The reward has been increased in the case of a missing 20-year-old nursing student in Decatur County.
    Officials announced at a press conference Monday afternoon that Governor Bill Haslam has approved a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Holly Bobo's disappearance.
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    04/19/2011

    Country Star Whitney Duncan says brother not a suspect
    Country singing star Whitney Duncan, cousin of missing Tennessee woman Holly Bobo, told bloggers today to "shut up" about rumors that Bobo's brother may have been involved in the abduction.
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    04/19/2011

    Holly Bobo investigators use new equipment in search
    Investigators are using new equipment in the search for missing 20-year-old Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo.
    On Monday, the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency began using site-imaging technology to look for clues in local lakes and bodies of water, as investigators expanded their search door to door.
    Police believe that whoever abducted Bobo is a hunter or someone familiar with the area near her home, which is surrounded by rugged woodlands.
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    Police set roadblocks in search for Holly Bobo
    Police set five roadblocks on Tuesday to uncover more leads in the nearly week-old disappearance of 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo that has shaken her small Tennessee hometown.
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and state patrol asked vehicle occupants stopped around Decatur County if they had seen anything unusual last Wednesday when Bobo disappeared from Darden or in the days afterward.
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    Hundreds continue Holly Bobo search
    Off Highway 69 in Parsons, volunteers continue to search the wooded areas around Decatur County for Holly Bobo. Day 7 of the search started Tuesday just after 7:00am.
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    Search intensifies
    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam offered $50,000 Monday for information leading to an arrest in the case and the community has raised $25,000 for information leading to Holly's whereabouts.
    At the same time, the search for Holly Bobo has taken on new urgency.
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    04/19/2011

    Nancy Grace Tanscript 04/19/2011
    Police, Volunteers Search for Missing Holly Bobo

    Nancy Grace Transcripts 04/20/2011
    DNA Results in Holly Bobo Case
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