Parsons, Tennessee- After exiting her home on Swan Johnson Road in Parsons, Tennessee, 20 year old Holly Bobo was ambushed in the driveway while she approached her car to head to nursing class.
While there was a furry of erroneous reports early on, Investigators from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have now confirmed that Holly was not “dragged” through the carport, and her brother Clint did NOT see her accosted.
Clint Bobo, 25, heard what he thought was a mild argument outside at approximately 7:30 am on April 13. By all accounts, big brother Clint kept a watchful eye on his sister, and today was no different.
Clint went to the window, and saw Holly walking away towards the woods with a man dressed in camouflage. Both Holly and the unidentified suspect were walking away from the property,and were only seen from the rear. The male individual was between 5’10″ and 6′ tall, approximately 180-200 lbs, dressed in full camo. Clint Bobo erroneously assumed that Holly was in the company of her boyfriend based on his visual observation.
In approximately 40 minutes, when Clint headed outside to start his day, he noticed Holly’s car in the driveway, and immediately called Holly’s boyfriend, who is not considered a suspect, to inquire what the two were up to.
Holly’s boyfriend, whose name is intentionally being withheld, had no idea what Clint was talking about, and soon afterward, Clint observed blood on the macadam on the carport area of the family’s home. Bobo immediately called 911, as did his Mother Karen, a schoolteacher, after she learned what was suspected to have happened, from her son. Neither call has been released.
Hundreds of community volunteers from the Decatur County community have been assisting in the ground searches for Holly, despite weather threats in the area.
Yesterday the search grid moved about 8 miles away from Holly Bobo’s home when her white lunchbox was found near a creek. Although there were reports earlier that a car, Holly’s cell phone and some camouflage clothes were found as well, at least 2 news outlets have removed that information from their coverage without explanation.
Today, the search area is designated as a 4 mile radius, within 6 miles of the Bobo residence.
There is a $25,000 reward for the SAFE RETURN of Holly Bobo.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI -FIND
This individual is known to Ms. Bobo, her family and friends. There are/were recent indications that this suspect was dangerous following a rejection of sorts, real or perceived . Holly was ambushed because this suspect knew her routine and that of her family, exactly. He is an avid woodsman, has access to an ATV and some sort of shelter or cabin in the area. He may have access to a two way radio and was immediately aware that 911 had been called, or someone close to the family was aware of “him” and attempted to contact him personally.
I would check the video and purchase records within an 8 mile radius for every department or sporting good store for an individual matching the suspect description the day before, and especially late night of the 12th.
If he is on any social sites and updating at all, he is doing so with a PDA, if he is not he may be found in the deleted FB or email/texts of Ms. Bobo. The fact that Holly walked away with him following an act of violence, tells me that at least in her mind, she felt she could control this event with the outcome of her safety. While that is a good sign, locating her or the suspect is mandatory as I feel there was a trigger to this incident, and the suspect will feel strongly that he cannot “take it back” or that it is “too late.”
To that end, I would downplay the connection to her cousin in the country music business as I have, in and effort to allow the suspect to think the case will receive only minimal exposure and returning Holly and surrendering safely can be largely private, and in his best interest to do so immediately.
Holly Bobo, her family and friends are in the hearts and prayers of the www.blinkoncrime.com family.
Jacqueline Beaufort, contributing editor
Madeline Tanner, contributing editor