Over the past day or two there’s been loads of activity, including a second arrest, in Holly Bobo‘s 2011 abduction and presumed murder. The police are expecting to indict at least one additional person and possibly more. There’s been loads of news media about it but so far the best articles I’ve found are here and here. There’s also this article which sums up pretty nicely how things were a few days before they arrested Jason Autry.
Holly’s case reminds me very much of the Kiplyn Davis case, except that Holly’s abduction was witnessed and got a lot of media attention from the start, whereas Kiplyn’s case was ignored for like a decade before things got going.
The police haven’t said much Holly’s presumed murder in terms of things like a motive or a cause of death, but it would appear that at least two men were involved in her abduction and she may have been drugged to death, and at least one more person was involved in the body disposal. That’s all I can glean from the court documents quoted in the articles I’ve read.
I hope they find her. Her abduction was three years ago this month.
As several Charley Project viewers were so kind to share with me, charges have been filed in the disappearance of nursing student Holly Bobo, who was abducted from her Darden, Tennessee home nearly three years ago. She was 20 years old. The abduction was witnessed by Holly’s brother, Clint, but he initially didn’t realize what he was seeing: he thought Holly was simply walking into the woods with her boyfriend. It turned out her boyfriend was miles away at the time.
This was a pretty famous case nationally, for a number of reasons: Holly’s cousin is a country music star, her abduction was witnessed, her family was very active and vocal in the search for her, and she is/was a beautiful young woman, blonde and all-American looking. There are lots of photos of her and the camera clearly loves her.
Holly’s accused killer is a neighbor, Zachary Rye Adams, who may face the death penalty if convicted of aggravated murder and kidnapping. He’s already in jail for an unrelated charge of aggravated assault. As far as I know, his name had not surfaced in the Bobo investigation until quite recently.
Investigators haven’t said whether they’ve recovered Holly’s remains, though I’m guessing not, otherwise why wouldn’t they say so?
Next time I update I will, of course, include the new developments. Maybe it will be today, maybe not. I’ve got a cold and am feeling pretty run-down today.
Man indicted in case of missing Tennessee woman Holly Bobo
Authorities may pursue death penalty in Holly Bobo murder case
Tenn. man charged with 2011 kidnapping, murder of Holly Bobo
I’ve spent the last few hours writing up the Holly Bobo case and I’m not done yet. The case reminds me a great deal of Elizabeth Smart’s, for two reasons: Holly looks very much like Elizabeth (absolutely gorgeous to boot), and also the sheer difficulty of putting together a coherent chain of events for the casefile. Jenni was the one who wrote Elizabeth’s initial casefile and she said it took all day, not because of the volume of information but because there was so much contradiction. I’m finding that with Holly too: first she was abducted from her home, then she was abducted from outside, her brother saw her being dragged into the woods, wait, no, she lead into the woods, etc etc etc.
Alas, I think it’s likely that she met with an awful fate. It’s been six months now and the police don’t seem to know anything.