Wednesday Marks 3 Weeks Since Holly Bobo Disappeared
DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. - It was three weeks ago Wednesday that 20-year-old Holly Bobo disappeared. A spokesman for her family said they remain hopeful that Holly will be found unharmed.
The TBI is still looking for the one good clue that will help them crack the case. They're hoping someone will remember seeing something out of the ordinary the morning she disappeared.
In the meantime, the community remains very supportive of the family. The support for Holly Bobo's family has not wavered.
"You know we're all just praying that she will be found and will have been kept somewhere but you know I can't imagine this," said Charlie Philpott.
Friends like Philpott don't want people to forget. Holly's favorite Bible verse is on his t-shirt and a simple message on the back. You'll find the shirts all over the area.
"They're very popular," said Philpott.
The vendor selling them is giving the profits to the Bobo family.
Organized searches by volunteers have stopped. They ceased after last week's rough weather.
On Tuesday, Holly's family thanked volunteers, but asked them to search their properties one more time for any sign of their daughter.
"With each passing day it grows more difficult to be hopeful, but as I've said before the community is a good source of support for this family and also their strong faith," said family spokesman Kevin Bromley.
Bobo was last seen the morning of April 13. Her brother saw a man in camouflage force her into the woods behind her home.
The TBI said her kidnapper is probably someone local who knows the landscape.
"It kind of makes you scratch your head and say do we really have somebody here in this community that was that devious and living right here amongst us and we didn't pick up on it?" asked Philpott.
Police said they don't have that much to release and they're holding back information that only her abductor would know.
Over the weekend, 36 deputies with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office went to Parsons, Tennessee to join in the search for Holly Bobo.
Williamson County Sheriff Jeff Long went with them. The deputies covered almost 9 miles on foot in rugged terrain.
The reward for information leading to Holly's location stands at $80,000.
Thursday is the National Day of Prayer. Students in Parsons area schools will be wearing Holly Bobo t-shirts and releasing pink balloons to show their support for the Parsons family.