Search Continues for Whitney Duncan’s Cousin, Holly Bobo
More than 10 weeks have passed since the disappearance of Holly Bobo, a cousin of country singer Whitney Duncan. On Saturday (June 25), more than 100 bikers rode in an effort to assure friends, family and the small town of Parson, Tenn., that the search for the 20-year-old continues.
"Holly represents the hope of the future, [she] wants to be nurse; we want her to be a nurse," says Mary Beth Duke of the Tennessee River Riders Association, which hosted the event, raising an estimated $9,000 for the Bobo family.
In addition to the motorcycle ride, a live auction and silent auction were held, featuring several unique items, including a helmet with the message "Praying for Holly" on the back.
On the morning of April 13, Holly was taken by a man dressed in camouflage clothing, as she was leaving for class at the University of Tennessee Martin, where she is a nursing student.
On Saturday, Holly's mother, Karen Bobo, addressed her daughter's abductor, saying, "To whoever has our daughter, I'm asking you to please do the right thing, and let her come home." Fighting back tears, she added, "And to Holly, we love you, and we miss you, and we will never stop looking for you until we have you back home safely with us."
Holly is 5-foot-3-inches tall with shoulder-length blond hair and weighs around 110 lbs. She was wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans at the time of her suspected abduction. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call 800-824-3463 (800-TBI-FIND) or the Decatur County (Tennessee) Sheriff's Office at 731-852-3714. An $85,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Holly Bobo's location and the arrest of her abductor.