Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Search Continues for Holly Bobo, Whitney Duncan's Abducted Cousin

As the search for 20-year-old Holly Bobo, nursing student and cousin of singer Whitney Duncan, continues, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the possibility of whether another attempted attack in Centerville, Tenn., about 45 minutes from Parsons, Tenn., where Holly disappeared on April 13, is related to that incident.

AOL News reports that Centerville resident Heather Sullivan, 31, was approached by a "tall, skinny man" outside her home at around 5:30 one morning in January. She says the man grabbed her arm as she was getting out of her car. She dropped a lamp she was carrying and when her boyfriend heard the lamp break, he rushed out of the house and apparently frightened the man away.

On Monday (April 18), Whitney (pictured left), who has been asking for prayers and for people to assist in the search, tweeted: "Thanks to all the people that are praying & searching. We are so thankful for you. I've heard a lot of rumors tonight that I wish were true." The following day, she sent a tweet to her followers asking for volunteers to help search the area around the Decatur County Fairgrounds.

Holly was taken around 7:30 am on Wednesday (April 13), 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. Holly (pictured right) 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.

Officials have asked that if you see Holly or anything suspicious, please contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

A reward of $80,000 has been offered for information in the case.

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