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Remains Of Holly Bobo Found

Tuesday September 9, 2014    12:28 AM

Tennessee authorities confirmed yesterday that the remains of a nursing student missing since April 2011 have been found in the woods in Decatur County.

"Forensic evidence shows remains found in Decatur County this weekend belong to Holly Bobo," the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted Monday night.

Bureau representatives did not immediately respond to a telephone message left late Monday.

During a news conference in Tennessee, TBI Director Mark Gwyn said the investigation into Bobo's disappearance and now death are not over "by any means."

Two men out in the woods Sunday morning looking for ginseng discovered a human skull and contacted the Decatur County Sheriff's Department, which led to tests being done on the remains, according to the Jackson Sun and WHNT news. Bobo, then 20, was last seen at her family's home in Darden, Tenn., on April 13, 2011. Two men, Zachary Adams and Jason Autry, were indicted earlier this year for kidnapping and murder in the case, according to the Jackson Sun.

HOLLY BOBO CASE: Previous coverage from the Jackson (Tenn.) Sun

Officials notified Bobo's family of the identification before the Monday night news conference, TBI public information officer Josh DeVine said via Twitter.

"The (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) extends its condolences to the friends and family of Holly Bobo on this evening's announcement," DeVine said.

On a Facebook community page for Holly Bobo, an administrator posted shortly after 11 p.m. ET, "R.I.P. Holly You Will Have Justice."

Monday night's announcement culminates 3½ years of searching and thousands of law enforcement work hours, the Sun reports. The Bobo family will make an announcement to the media on Tuesday, according to the Sun.

In July, a woman named Sandra King testified in a preliminary hearing in the case that she saw a cellphone video that appeared to show Bobo tied up and crying, according to WSMV. Suspect Zachary Adams also was in the video, WSMV reported King said.


Photo: Holly Bobo.
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