Holly Bobo's family holds onto hope 22 months later - WKRN News 2

Holly Bobo's family holds onto hope 22 months later

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Holly Bobo, now 22, was abducted from her Decatur County home in April of 2011. Holly Bobo, now 22, was abducted from her Decatur County home in April of 2011.
PARSONS, Tenn. -

It's been 22 months since nursing student Holly Bobo was abducted from her home in rural Decatur County.

Hundreds of leads poured into the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in the days and weeks after her disappearance but no arrests were made and investigators have no solid leads on the whereabouts of the now 22-year-old.

In an interview with Nashville's News 2 Monday, Bobo's mother Karen said she is still holding onto hope her daughter will be found.

"I am, it's just, um, everyday that Holly is gone it gets harder every day," she said.

Karen Bobo said she calls her daughter's voicemail almost everyday just to hear her voice.  Her father says he often leaves messages.

"I have left numerous messages on it," Dana Bobo said.  "I know they aren't going to her, but I leave them."

Over the weekend, News 2 was the first news crew allowed inside the Bobo home just outside of Parsons, about 100 miles west of Nashville.

Pictures of Bobo line almost every wall.  Her room is filled with mementos, graduation pictures and stuffed animals.  Bobo's black Ford Mustang is still parked in the carport of the family's home.

Bobo's brother Clint last saw his sister on April 13, 2011 being led into the woods, he says, by a man dressed in camouflage.

Being the last person to see his sister is something he struggles with everyday, according to Karen Bobo.

"He struggles, just like we all do," she explained.  "Think about it, the fact is that she was abducted in front of him and he didn't realize what was going on. I mean it is just something you wouldn't expect in a million years."

Dana Bobo added, "They had to tell me twice.  The phone call I got that morning. I thought it was a joke or something."

Bobo is five foot, three inches tall and weighs 110 pounds.

She has blue eyes and shoulder-length blonde hair and was last seen wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and black flip flops.

Kristin Helm, spokesperson for the Tennessee Bureau of investigation, said the agency continues to investigate Bobo's whereabouts when agents receive or develop new leads in her case.

"Just bring her back home," Karen Bobo pleaded to her daughter's abductor.  "That's all we want is just Holly back.  Bring her back, let her go so she can come back home."

She added, "We just have always been a very close family and always did everything together and right not one of us is missing and so our family is not complete right now and we hope it will be again someday."

Anyone with information on Bobo's whereabouts is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Reward money is available.

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