TN - Holly Bobo, 20 yrs old, Decatur County, 13 April 2011

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I like the way Isabelle doesn't mess around spreading rumors, but tries to get information directly from LE.

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On Monday Kristen Helm, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), responded to this news writer's email saying, "To reiterate what the Director [of TBI] said, no one has been ruled out at this time.

“However, the focus of law enforcement developing a suspect is outside immediate friends and family.

"Both Clint and Drew have been helpful and cooperative throughout the investigation. Clint, is being treated as an eye witness at this time,” Helm said.

Helm told Monday, “We’re trying to develop a person of interest who maybe missed work or missed an appointment unexpectedly that day.”

This case has been interesting to say the least. I think the hardest part is that there hasn't been a "spokesperson" from LE giving updates. Therefore, rumors and speculation have ran rampant. Watching the mother during the family portion of the press conference was difficult. This is how I would expect a grieving mother to act (not like some of the other mothers out there right now - Billie Dunn, Terri Horman). So very sad!
As the search for Holly Bobo moves into day 6 the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations made a few announcements Monday: (1)They need more volunteers to come search Tuesday; (2) this is not a hoax; (3) they want people in the community to think about anything peculiar that happened since Holly went missing; and (4) the governor has tripled the reward amount.

During Monday’s press conference TBI Director Mark Gwyn announced that Governor Bill Haslam has increased the reward for information on the whereabouts of Holly Bobo to $75,000.

Gwyn said as of Monday there is no person of interest in the case.

Investigators went door-to-door asking neighbors near Holly’s home if they saw anything the day she disappeared, Gwyn told reporters Monday afternoon. Another 30 leads came in Monday, bringing the total of leads to about 280, he said.
THP: "New Tactics" in Holly Bobo Search

In an update from Decatur County this morning, a spokesman with the Tennessee Highway Patrol stated that they would be trying some "new tactics", as the search for 20 year old Holly Bobo continues in West Tennessee.

Kristen Helm, with the TBI in Nashville, confirmed that 5 roadblocks were put in put in place this morning in the area of the Bobo residence around Swan Johnson Road and adjoining Myracle Town Road, among other roads in the Darden community area.

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Rumors run rampant as search for Holly Bobo drags on

Officials said strong storms late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning put a damper on the search for missing nursing student Holly Bobo, possibly washing away evidence.


Still, it seems a terrible rumor caused more damage than the storm.

"Rumors were just rampant," TBI Director Mark Gwyn said earlier this week. "All kinds of off the wall rumors that we had her. And this is an emotional time for the family."

Holly Bobo Volunteers Called Off For A Day
Vigil Held One Week After Disappearance

One week after 20-year-old Holly Bobo disappeared from her Decatur County home, authorities called off volunteers for a day as they revisit their search plan.

TBI said that DNA tests on the blood found outside the Bobo home have come back, but they cannot release the results.


'Holly is sunshine,' former teacher says of missing woman
2:04 AM, Apr. 23, 2011

PARSONS — Holly Bobo would be among the scores of volunteers out searching for
someone who is missing, say those who know the nursing student from Decatur County. Instead, it’s the 20-year-old who has been the focus of a search since being reported missing earlier this month.

April 23rd, 2011 12:50 am ET
Isabelle Zehnder

PARSONS, Tennessee (Isabelle Zehnder reporting) -- The search for missing Tennessee nursing student, Holly Bobo, resumed Friday and authorities are calling on a high number of volunteers at least through Sunday.

Volunteers can arrive at early as 7 a.m. at Decatur County Fairgrounds. Volunteer shuttles will begin departing the fairgrounds at 7:30 a.m. and run non-stop all day, shuttling back and forth from search sites.

April 24, 2011 02:00 AM EDT
by Chelsea Hoffman

The search for missing Holly Bobo of Darden, Tennessee has led to no sighting of the girl; however, as searchers are expected to finish searching their designated perimeters, hope is dwindling.

Tuders' Sister Helps Search For Holly
Reported by Caroline Moses
POSTED: 4:49 pm CDT April 23, 2011
UPDATED: 11:40 pm CDT April 23, 2011

A well-known family that knows all too well what Holly Bobo's family is going through is helping in the case. The sister of Tabitha Tuders, who went missing eight years ago, is now helping search for the nursing student.

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