You know Whitey got her: Where is Holly? One year passes since nursing student, 20, was snatched from home
It has been one year since nursing student Holly Bobo went missing from her home – and police say they still get information on the case daily.
Yet there is still no sign of the 20-year-old who was last seen at her home in Darden, Tennessee on April 13, 2011.
Her brother Clint, 25, told police he had seen her being led into the woods by an unknown man wearing hunting camouflage at around 7.30 a.m.
District Attorney Hansel McCadams told The Jackson Sun the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation regularly receives information on the case.
‘Holly’s investigation is still ongoing,’ he said.
‘As long as investigators receive new information a case stays open, and the TBI receives new information on the case almost daily.’
And it is no wonder that the nursing student is still at the forefront of people’s minds, as her community has worked hard to spread the word.
Don Franks, the pastor of the Corinth Baptist Church in Darden, said church members posted Spanish fliers in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.
Trucks bearing Holly’s picture have driven around the country, and cards with pictures lie by convenience store cash registers across the state.
Closer to home, pink ribbons have been attached to trees, mail boxes and fence posts to show the community’s mourning for the student.
‘We have done everything we can to bring Holly home,’ Franks told The Jackson Sun.
‘We are as determined as ever to find Holly. Every day we work on trying to locate the new pieces of information we need.
‘We are a year closer than we were last year. And law enforcement is determined to solve this case.’
The reward fund for information leading to Holly’s return home has swelled to $250,000.
On Friday, the day that marks the year since Holly’s disappearance, events will be held in her honour.
Children will be coached on safety tips at schools. A vigil will be held at 6 p.m. followed by a motorcycle ride from Corinth Baptist Church to Scotts Hill High School, which Bobo had attended.
At 6:55 p.m., balloons will be released at the school in her honor.
Investigators have claimed they have had ‘significant’ findings over the past year, yet none have led to the discovery of Holly.
When Clint Bobo saw his sister being led away, he thought it was her boyfriend. When he realised it was not, he called 911.
Her parents have previously said they thought it could have been someone who knew the family and their morning routine.
After her disappearance, more than a thousand volunteers searched nearby wooded area for clues.
Her mother Karen left her job as a teacher to devote her time to spreading the word about her daughter’s abduction.
Her father, Dana, and brother, Clint, spend their days off travelling throughout the region and into other states to hand out fliers.
Holly is 5ft 3in with shoulder-length blonde hair and weighs around 110lbs. She was wearing a pink shirt and blue jeans at the time of her abduction.