by Todd Walker
CENTERVILLE, Tenn – Three months before Holly Bobo disappeared, a Centerville woman said a man who matches the description of Bobo's accused killer tried to grab her on her front porch.
Officials with the Centerville Police Department said Heather Sullivan reported a white male attempted to kidnap her three years ago. On January 23, 2011, Sullivan called Centerville Police saying a tall, skinny man with dark hair tried to grab her as she walked out of her home around 5:30 a.m.
Police said Sullivan screamed and the man took off on foot. To this day, her case has remained unsolved.
Sources told NewsChannel 5 when Zachary Adams, the man accused of killing Bobo, was arrested, Sullivan said he was also the man who tried to kidnap her.
Sullivan did not return multiple requests by NewsChannel 5 for independent confirmation.
In April 2011, she told NBC's Today Show following Bobo's disappearance, she had suspicions that it might be by the same person.