The parents of Holly Bobo, who was abducted in a home invasion Wednesday, went door to door in the tiny community of Darden, seeking whereabouts of their daughter amid prayers from family and friends.
Holly Bobo, a 20-year old nursing student, has been seen dragged in to the woods by a camouflaged person, her brother Clint Bobo told authorities Thursday.
Bobo was last seen by her brother, Clint Bobo, before she was preparing to leave for her college classes. Holly Bobo was enrolled in a one-year program to become a licensed practical nurse at University of Tennessee.
Holly Bobo was last seen by a family member being drug across the carport of her home on Swan Johnson Road toward a wooded area by a man wearing camouflage clothing, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) said in a statement.
Since then, authorities and hundreds of volunteers searched desperately in the woods and fields near the house in the tiny community of Darden, about 100 miles northeast of Memphis.
Meanwhile, Dana Bobo, the father of Holly Bobo, has no idea why someone might kidnap his daughter and suspects that someone who is well aware of the family's daily routine activities might have abducted her.
I just have a feeling it might have been somebody close, who knew our routine - when she (his wife Karen) left, when I left, when our daughter left, he said at a press conference.
The TBI and the Decatur County Sheriff's Office are actively looking for leads and TBI Special Agent John Mehr said the community is offering a $25,000 reward for information about Bobo's disappearance.
Holly Bobo is a cousin of country singer Whitney Duncan, who tweeted Thursday Lord have mercy. I feel like I'm walking in a nightmare.
Thanks for all the prayers and please keep spreading the Amber alert, she wrote.
Holly is 5'3, weighs 110 pounds and was last seen wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans at about 7:30 am. The TBI's Violent Crime Response Team is responding to gather evidence at the scene. Currently, there is no vehicle information available. Anyone with information in the whereabouts of Holly Bobo is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.