Missing Monday: Holly Bobo of Darden, Tennessee

Holly BoboClint Bobo looked out the window on the morning of Wednesday, April 13, 2011, to his sister, 20 year-old Holly Lynn Bobo walking into the woods with a man wearing camouflage. Being as his sister was the outdoorsy type and camo-clad men weren’t uncommon in the rural area of Darden, Tennessee, Clint didn’t give it a second thought – especially since Drew Scott, Holly’s boyfriend, was a turkey hunter and had recently requested permission to hunt in the wooded area.

Until later.

Karen Bobo received a call at work from a nearby neighbor of the Bobo home who claimed to have heard a scream coming from their residence and she immediately called home. Clint answered his mother call and relayed the story of having seen Holly walking into the woods with the man he’d just presumed to be Drew.

Holly’s car was still parked in the driveway. Calls to her cellphone went unanswered. Karen knew Drew was actually hunting on the opposite side of Decatur County. Something was very wrong.

Clint Bobo, at the instructions of his mother, grabbed a pistol and rushed from the house to pursue his sister and the mystery man. This is when he stumbled across a puddle of blood near Holly’s car. At this time, the neighbor who had called Karen at work arrived and told the story again of hearing a scream. Clint dialed 911 but they arrived during the call as his mother had already called for police.

The Bobos related to police that Holly had awoke early that morning to take study for a test she was supposed to take at nearby University of Tennessee at Martin where she was studying nursing.

Search teams were organized and began searching the area near the Bobo residence on Swan Johnson Road. During the multi-day canvases, Holly’s lunchbox and cell phone were discovered.

Despite massive efforts on behalf of local law enforcement, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI), family, and friends, including country music singer and cousin Whitney Duncan and recovered missing person Elizabeth Smart, Holly Bobo has not been seen since that day in April 2011.

Some online postings have speculated Clint Bobo was involved in his sister’s disappearance in light of his changing story. Initially, Clint told investigators he had seen Holly being dragged from the family home by a man wearing camo but later said he witnessed them walking into the woods arm in arm. However, TBI officials state they consider Clint Bobo to be a witness not a suspect.

In January 2013, a Memphis couple added $100,000 to the reward being offered for information about Holly Bobo’s disappearance, bringing the total reward offered to $250,000.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Holly Lynn Bobo, please contact the TBI at 615.744.4000.

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