Holly Bobo’s Remains Found in Tennessee
There's finally some resolution for the family of Holly Bobo. More than three years after she disappeared from her family's home, Bobo's remains have been found in Decatur County, Tenn.
The 20-year-old nursing student was last seen at her family's home Darden, Tenn., on April 13, 2011. After years of investigation and false leads, Zachary Adams was charged with first degree felony murder and especially aggravated kidnapping in the case in March, almost three years after her disappearance.
Jason Wayne Autry, 39, has also been charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and first-degree felony murder in Bobo’s case.
Despite those charges, the whereabouts of Bobo's remains remained unknown until Sunday (Sept. 7), when two men looking for ginseng in the woods found a human skull and contacted the Decatur County Sheriff's Department. Tests confirmed the remains to be those of Holly Bobo.
Officials notified the family prior to announcing the news at a press conference on Monday night (Sept. 8). "The (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) extends its condolences to the friends and family of Holly Bobo on this evening's announcement," TBI public information officer Josh DeVine said (quote via USA Today).
The news will hopefully bring some closure for Bobo's family. Her cousin, country singer and former 'Survivor' contestant Whitney Duncan, tweeted the following prior to officials confirming the identity of the remains:
Two other men -- brothers Jeffrey Pearcy and Mark Pearcy -- were arrested in May and charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact, after a woman named Sandra King told authorities that Jeffrey Pearcy had showed her a cell phone video of Bobo tied up and crying. She said that Adams was also in the video.
Holly Bobo's family is expected to make an announcement to the media on Tuesday (Sept. 9).