Holly Bobo Search Volunteers Answer Call For Help On Easter Sunday
PARSONS, Tenn.- A sunrise service in Decatur County brought Holly Bobo's supporters together to pray for her safe return after being abducted a week and half ago. On Easter Sunday, many in this Christian Community of Parsons decided put down their Bibles and pick up walking sticks to help search for the missing nursing student.
"People come out here on a holiday it says a lot about the community," said volunteer Tasha Collins.
"There weren't enough volunteers on Easter Sunday, so I came down to help," said Susan Martin who received a text message this morning urging folks to continue the search through Decatur County woods for any sign of Bobo.
The call for help worked. For the eleventh day in a row, volunteers from across the state united in Decatur County, and even on a holiday they chose to sacrifice their energy for the Bobo family counting on their help.
"Because there is a family that's not even able to be with their children, so anything we can do to help makes us feel better," said Collins.
The small group spent hours battling the heat with hope, determined to spot something that will help move this investigation forward.
The focus Sunday was on Holladay Road which connects Bobo's home where she was abducted and last seen alive to Interstate 40. Investigators believe the man who took her might have tried to get to the interstate as quickly as possible and that clues might lie on the side of the road. Volunteers search for anything that might have been thrown out the window or any item of Bobo's that might lead them deeper into a section of woods.
"Anywhere that's far enough to toss a bag, a purse, jewelry, keys, just something off into the woods," said Jason Greer with the Henderson County Rescue Squad. They are looking along about 30 miles of roads throughout three counties.
"There is a method to the madness. It's hard to do, but we got it going," said Greer.
While so many things remain unknown in this case, it's clear as long as volunteers are asked to help, they will.
"What would I normally be doing on Easter Sunday? I would be spending time with my wife and five kids, but duty calls and I got to do what I got to do to help a family in need," said Greer.
The investigation will continue Monday morning. There is a $80,000 reward for any information that will lead to the discovery of Holly Bobo.