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Authorities: 20-Year-Old Woman May Have Been Abducted

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DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. - A massive search is underway for a missing Decatur County woman. Investigators believe 20-year-old Holly Bobo was abducted from her home on Wednesday morning.

Investigators said it happened on Swan Johnson Road in Darden around 7:30 a.m. Her brother told police that a man wearing camouflage grabbed the young woman, dragged her across her carport and pulled her into some nearby woods.

Authorities said Holly Bobo was on her way to school. She is a student at the UT Martin campus.

Authorities are now searching the area. The sheriff said they've been searching a five mile square radius on the ground and by air, but have yet to come up with anything.

Hundreds of people from th community have come out to help in the effort.  

Volunteers have been out on horseback, on four wheelers, even on foot doing all they can to find this young woman.

"It's the least we can do, and if we were in the same situation, I would hope and pray that everybody would come out for us also. These are friends of ours and even if we didn't know them, we'd still do it," said volunteer Mary Cruse.

Bobo, who is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds, was seen wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans.

Law enforcement from both Decatur and Henderson Counties are helping out in this search, along with officials with the TBI and FBI.

Investigators said they aren't sure if the young woman is still in the area. They're keeping their hopes up that they'll be able to bring her home.

"It's very disturbing to our community, it's very disturbing to us as law enforcement. We are praying for the family and the young lady. It's our hopes and our prayers that we find her alive," said Decatur County Sheriff Roy Wyatt.

Investigators are also speaking with acquaintances of Bobo, both friends and family, hoping to gathering any clues that can help.

The search for Bobo will resume on Thursday morning.

Officials ask that if you see Holly or anything suspicious contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. No vehicle information is currently available.

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