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Whitney Duncan’s Cousin Holly Bobo May Have Been Abducted By Someone Close, Parents Believe

Whitney Duncan, Holly Bobo
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As the search continues for 20-year-old Holly Bobo — cousin of country music star Whitney Duncan — who was taken from her Darden, Tenn. home by a camouflaged abductor on Wednesday, suspicions are whirling about what may have happened to her. Bobo’s parents, Karen and Dan, have since come forward, and her dad says that he believes it may have been someone close to the family who kidnapped their daughter.

“The way it looks to me myself, it might have been somebody close,” Dan Bobo tells reporters. “Somebody that kinda knew our routine, knew when she [Karen] left, when I left, when my daughter left to go to school, is what I kinda got in my mind. But I don’t know that for sure.”

Bobo, a nursing student at the University of Tennessee Martin, was last seen Wednesday morning, when her brother watched her get taken from their house and dragged into the woods at around 7:30AM during a home invasion. Since then, friends, family, strangers and the country music community have come together in the search, hoping for the young woman’s safe return.

“Just drove by the command post at the church. It is so touching how many people in this community and around have come together to find Holly,” Duncan tweeted Thursday. She also included information about where to send money for a reward fund, should anyone wish to help find her cousin in that way.

Immediately following Bobo’s disappearance, search parties took control of the area, which is a small, close-knit community.

“We’ve got thousands of people, we’ve got friends and neighbors and people we don’t even know helping us,” Mr. Bobo said in an interview. Karen Bobo chimed in with a message to her little girl: “Holly, I love you so much. Please try and get back to us.”

Anyone who might know anything about Bobo’s disappearance is urged to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. A $25,000 reward has been issued for any information that leads to her safe return.

Holly Bobo’s Parents Talk About Their Daughter’s Abduction

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