Searchers Find a Clue in the Case of Holly Bobo, Whitney Duncan’s Abducted Cousin
Things are looking up in the search for Holly Bobo, cousin of country singer Whitney Duncan, who went missing from her Tennessee home on April 13. Investigators say that on Monday, they found a significant clue on the side of the highway.
"We did find an additional piece of evidence that we may link to Holly, but we're not releasing what it is, of course," Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm says.
Bobo was abducted from her home around 7:30AM on April 13 as she was getting ready for school. Her brother saw a man in camouflage lead the 20-year-old nursing student into the woods near their home. At the time, Bobo's brother believed the man to be her boyfriend, but when he discovered blood outside of the house, he called police.
Neither Bobo's older brother nor her actual boyfriend are suspects in the case, though police have described the suspect as as a white man who's about 200 pounds and 5' 10". At the time of her disappearance, Bobo -- who is 5' 3" and 110 pounds with shoulder-length blonde hair -- was wearing a pink shirt and blue jeans. Police recovered her white lunch box a few days after she was reported kidnapped.
Now that searchers have found an additional piece of evidence that they believe to be very integral to locating Bobo, things in the Decatur County, Tenn. community are looking up. "It makes you feel great -- Easter Sunday and finding some good information," Kevin Bromely, a representative for the Bobo family, told a local TV station. "Hopefully we can expand the search and find out more tomorrow."
There is currently an $80,000 reward for any information leading to Bobo's safe return. Anyone who might know anything about her disappearance is urged to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.