TN - Holly Bobo, 20, Darden, believed abducted 13 April 2011 - #31

Discussion in 'Holly Bobo' started by bessie, Nov 30, 2011.

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  1. TxLady2

    TxLady2 Well-Known Member

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    I realize what you are saying. I think the problem is, you were generalizing and I was speaking about this specific case. What might be useful in another case may not have any impact on this one, IMO.
     


  2. TxLady2

    TxLady2 Well-Known Member

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    Actually, it's probably both. I would assume that the two men saw what looked like a body and then called it in. LE would consider that a tip, assuming that the men didn't try to ID the body.
     
  3. ~n/t~

    ~n/t~ New Member

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    Neither do I and I agree with Paige's mom:

     
  4. ~n/t~

    ~n/t~ New Member

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    I hear you.
     
  5. TxLady2

    TxLady2 Well-Known Member

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    That does happen, but it isn't the norm in most cases. And I disagree with your "always looking for someone to take the fall." SOME cops are corrupt, true, and they like to solve cases, but they are not ALL out to pin it on just anybody and they are not ALL inept.
    Our justice system is not perfect by any means but the blame can often be equally attributed to corrupt lawyers, DA's, even judges, and everybody in between. It's not always the cops' fault, sometimes the corruption goes clear to the top of the chain.
     
  6. Oriah

    Oriah Verified SAR (K9, Police, Maritime)

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    I agree.

    Sometimes it seems like when one is good, honest, ethical, responsible in any chosen profession in this world these days- they can't 'win' public support no matter what. A cop, a judge, a victim, a jury. Everyone gets called into question. Then the lack of public support hinders investigations even more than already hindered, by nature of the fact that LE is not psychic... and walks into cases blind- just like we all do.
    So why is that the mentality of so many?

    Where is the evidence that LE has been anything other than honorable and diligent in Holly's case?
     
  7. Carla Lashelle

    Carla Lashelle New Member

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    well the parents said that the cops seemed to waste time and do nothing just sitting around in their front yard for hours before even starting to search the woods. Thats pretty less than diligent IMHO
     
  8. shefner

    shefner Member Since 2008

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    Why do I feel in my heart that the person/s who did this are known....perhaps by LE, or even the Bobo family?
     
  9. OldSteve

    OldSteve Well-Known Member

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    OT: but what if someone unknown to you dropped or left something illegal on your property - then the burden of explaining is upon you -
    (not arguing, just saying)
     
  10. ~n/t~

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    You're not alone.
     
  11. ~n/t~

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    I would have to be absolutely certain that I wasn't the focus of their investigation nor any of my family members and the only reason they wanted to search my property would be to help find the missing person. We've seen many cases where LE have gone door to door and some even allowed LE inside their homes and to search their land (without search warrants). I see nothing wrong with it as long as there is a mutual trust as I've explained earlier.
     
  12. Oriah

    Oriah Verified SAR (K9, Police, Maritime)

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    I thought LE searched the immediate area within 20 minutes of arrival, and then wanted the community to stay back because the scene was uncontrolled- and also while they waited for a dog team to arrive and while they processed the scene fully? Am I misunderstanding initial reports completely?

    What source is the 'sitting in their front yard for hours' from? TIA.
     
  13. Carla Lashelle

    Carla Lashelle New Member

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    Dana or Karen said it. Again its been discussed here and there were some news articles where LE rebutted the Bobo's statements.

    There is apparently some controversy over what happened or didn't happen that morning and how quickly it happened or didn't happen.
     
  14. Carla Lashelle

    Carla Lashelle New Member

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    Ok here is again...

    But Holly’s father said no one was allowed into the woods to search until the canine units and helicopter had arrived.

    “It just seemed like everybody sat in the yard and in the driveway. And they didn't set out to put road blocks at a distance, to stop people driving. And just everybody stayed here,” said Dana Bobo, Holly’s father.

    The family gets frustrated sometimes, thinking of what could have been done to find Holly within those first crucial hours.


    http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-holly...the-day-she-vanished-20110722,0,6800717.story
     
  15. Oriah

    Oriah Verified SAR (K9, Police, Maritime)

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    I see.
    But that sounds like LE was trying to control the scene- which is quite common, and not necessarily a bad idea? But probably very frustrating for the family.

    I don't know that it means that LE was necessarily negligent?
     
  16. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    With the kind of delay that Holly's parent indicate in the above statement, Holly was already up or more than an hour away, or could have been...and not setting up roadblocks was, IMO, a major fail...of course it is all hindsight, but by the time LE all got there, it must have been pretty clear that Holly was not going to reappear from the woods on her own and was unlikely to still be a few steps into the woods...stopping traffic on the various roads in the area would have been a good start...
     
  17. OldSteve

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    Yes - the roadblocks would have been a good idea - even if search is not thorough, using a car or spotter to see who tries to avoid the block would be helpful.
    But a quick decision would have to have been made about allocating resources to the blocks versus showing up at the home...
     
  18. shefner

    shefner Member Since 2008

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    I understand that at the moment of an abduction, family members go into shock and disbelief. None of us knows how we would respond.

    However, knowing my husband, hell and all its demons wouldn't stop him from going into the woods if one of our children was taken....
     
  19. ~n/t~

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    Well, doesn't this totally contradict the other article <Jackson Sun> where Clint Bobo said the cops allowed everyone to go into the woods and he was the one who had to stop them because he was concerned about possible evidence contamination? I'll have to locate the article if it's still available, of course. :sigh:
     
  20. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.wmctv.com/story/16326970/men-who-found-karen-swifts-body-recount-story

    Here is story from the men who found Karen Swift's body...they were inspecting the cemetery due to some overturned headstones...and saw an arm protruding from behind some wilting vegetation...if LE calls that a "tip" they are being a bit coy, IMO...just hoping that if Holly is out there to be found, it may happen in a similar way, and soon.
     
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