NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It will soon be four months since anyone has seen Holly Bobo alive. Her family is desperate to keep her case, and her face, out there in the public.
"I'm just doing what any loving parent would do and that is pleading and begging for anyone to come in and help," said Karen Bobo, Holly Bobo's mother.
Mrs. Bobo also revealed she had just recently even written the president for help in finding her 20-year-old daughter, missing since the morning of April 13.
On Tuesday night, Karen Bobo along with her husband, Dana, and son, Clint, agreed to take calls from NewsChannel 5 viewers during the hour-long, live broadcast of "OpenLine" on cable channel NewsChannel 5+.
Karen Bobo admitted she has had a hard time understanding the TBI's initial suspicion of Clint Bobo, Holly's brother. Clint Bobo was the first to be interrogated that fateful morning, since he was the last to see her alive.
Asked by host Kristin Priesol how he's coping, Clint Bobo replied: "I spend every day and some effort to try to bring Holly home and I either search or I go around a different local businesses and towns and distribute fliers."
Several callers offered hope and support to the family, including Bo Tuders, the father of still missing Tabitha Tuders.
Karen Bobo said she heard from the mother of Natalie Holloway just this past Sunday; she also spoke recently with the once missing Elizabeth Smart and her father, who also offered encouragement.
"Her father, of course, his advice was as what we're trying to do, keep her name out there," Karen recalled.
Dad Dana Bobo is back to work, but Karen Bobo, a school teacher, remains off the job. And money, she said, goes toward the family's day-to-day expenses as well as toward funding the ongoing search.
The reward for clues or information leading to an arrest has now grown to $85,000.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:04:23 GMT
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