From what I read it seemed they made the conclusion based on theI think LE is probably embarrassed that they have not been able
to find Holly or name a suspect. So I don't think they want to speak out
more than they have to, other than to say that they need information and
try, in a way, to put the blame back on the community for not talking.
I don't believe they have any real idea that this was done by a local.
densely wooded terrain around the home. It was said that someone
would need to be familiar with the area to have navigated their way
'. . .The person responsible for Holly's disappearance lives in the area,"
said Mark Gwyn, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
"Because of the terrain, you have to know where you're going, entrances
and exits. We feel the person is in the community. . .'
'. . . Police believe that whoever abducted Bobo is a hunter or someone
familiar with the area near her home, which is surrounded by rugged
woodlands. . .'
So the person may or may not really be local to the general area
& that is partly why I posted recently asking about the ATVs and their
range without being loaded and carried vs. what modes of carrying the
ATVs might work.
But then we have a tip phoned in to LE that resulted in the discovery of
the items recovered that were reported in MSM as belonging to the
missing young woman (see link in one of my previous posts.)
So if the crime is not local (just thinking of possibilities)
I am wondering how that tip came to be.
I can think of a couple of possibilities where both could be true but
without knowing inside info I am only guessing