PARSONS, Tenn. – When I first reported on Holly Bobo, the 20-year-old girl missing in Tennessee, it was based on the very first media reports that, as usual, were full of incorrect information. Three days later, and a clearer picture has developed surrounding Bobo’s apparent abduction.
Holly’s brother did not witness her being dragged from the family’s carport as originally reported. He saw her being led towards a wooded area by a man in camaflouge that he assumed was her boyfriend. He only saw him from the back and he had her by the arm or hand, but not in a forceful manner. He did not become alarmed until he found Bobo’s car still in the carport along with some blood. He called his mother, who was not at home, then called 911.
That paints an entirely different picture and answers my initial questions about the brothers involvement and makes a lot more sense. Police also are reporting he has been ruled out as a suspect. But that isn’t the only news about Bobo’s abduction. Searchers are now in an area eight miles away after authorities say they discovered her lunchbox near a creek. Earlier reports of a car being found with Bobo’s cell phone and camouflage clothing inside were incorrect, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent John Mehr.
Bobo is a gorgeous, 5-foot-3, 110-pound blonde, last seen wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans. She is also the cousin of country singer, Whitney Duncan who was on her Facebook page and Twitter asking for prayers. “My cousin Holly was kidnapped this morning,” she wrote. “Please pray for her & our family. This is really sad & shocking.”
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Holly Bobo, police are asking contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.