Holly Bobo, a 20-year-old nursing student who went missing from Decatur County, TN has still not been found. Her disappearance during an alledged home invasion made national news, but despite the notoriety of this case and over 1,000 leads, she still hasen’t been found.
Bobo was last seen on a early Wednesday morning, April 6, 2011 by Bobo’s 25 year old brother who told investigators he saw a man dragging her across the carport at her family home and toward a wooded area. Bobo’s brother was inside the house and the kidnapping was outside. He ran and called 911 along with with a neibor who heard the young woman scream around 7:30-8a.m.
A small puddle of blood was later discovered by the carport. Police conducted a massive search effort behind Bobo’s ranch-style house. They found a lunch bag and cell phone that belonged to Holly, but nothing that gave them clues to the whereabouts of the young woman.
Police have stated, that they believe Holly’s abduction was ”planned out”. They stated the kidnapper ”knew her routine” and ”knew the families routine.”
Police also feel it was somebody who knew the geographical area, indicated the possibly that the abductor was part of the community of Parson which has approx 2,500 residents and very little crime.
Police, the community and loved ones have conducted many searches to no avail.
Police are still confident that this case will be solved. They’ve stated that it’s not unusual for a case to go unsolved this long. They’re just waiting for the right lead.
Bobo’s mother, Karen, recently left her teaching job so that she could devote all of her time to spreading awareness about her daughter’s case. Her father, Dana, is working part-time while he continues to search for his daughter.
Family friend of the Bobo’s, David Ivey, whose son went to high school with Holly, said the young lady has an “angelic voice” and loved to show it off in talent shows at school. She also would sing solos at the Corinth Baptist Church she attended.
Apparently talent ran in the family Bobo, was the cousin of country music star Whitney Duncan, who has posted regular messages about Holly on facebook, including wishing her a happy birthday – ”Happy 21st birthday to my beautiful cousin Holly! Please say an extra prayer for her today,”. Whitney said.
Holly Bobo is described as a happy, friendly, smart young Christian woman who was loved by many people. She was studying to be a licensed practical nurse through the Tennessee Technology Center. She was taking classes at the university’s extension campus in Parsons, but was not a UT-Martin student.
Bobo is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was last seen Wednesday morning wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans.Bobo’s abductor is described as 5-feet-10 inches to 6 feet tall and around 200 pounds.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 615-744-4000.