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Holly Bobo's Family Speaks Out Against TBI Statements

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The family of a missing nursing student spoke out Tuesday against statements made by an official about a series of reports by another local TV station.

Holly Bobo's mother and father along with other family members gathered on the steps of the State Capitol to speak out about a statement made by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Spokeswoman Kristin Helm.

On Friday, the TBI issued a statement about a series of reports made by a group of private investigators and Nashville TV station WSMV on Holly Bobo's missing persons case. They called the reports "irresponsible" and "unprofessional."

On Saturday, Helm tweeted a photo of The Tennessean's article about the controversy with the caption, "Great way to start my day, and the coffee is still brewing."

"I do feel like our family situation has been mocked. I think this type of behavior just adds insult and injury and does absolutely nothing to bring my daughter home," Karen Bobo said Tuesday.

Kristin Helm issued a statement Tuesday that said: "The tweet from my personal account was referring to the content of the article, not directed at the case. If it was construed as hurtful to some, I apologize."

Mrs. Bobo also said the recent development is taking away from the fact that Holly is still missing.

The family has now started an online petition to ask Governor Haslam to create a missing persons task force. To sign to the petition, which has more than 8,700 signatures, go to Moveon.org.

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