Holly Bobo was in "fear for her life" when she walked into woods with man, say cops

Holly Bobo was in "fear for her life" when she walked into woods with man, say cops
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(CBS/WREG/AP) PARSONS, Tenn. - Investigators now say the brother of missing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo did not see her being dragged from her home, and that they believe the 20-year-old was afraid for her life when she walked into the woods near her home with a man.

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"He actually had an arm holding her, so we feel that she knew that she was in fear of her life. So she was complying with his demands," said John Mehr, an agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, reports CBS affiliate WREG.

Investigators say Bobo's brother saw blood outside the home after he saw her speaking with the man as she was leaving for school. Bobo's brother has been ruled out as a suspect, reports WREG.

Additionally, the search was moved from her home to an area about eight miles away Friday after authorities say they discovered a car that had Bobo's cell phone along with camouflage clothing inside.

Bobo has been missing since Wednesday from her home in Parsons, about 100 miles northeast of Memphis.

Bobo is 5-feet-3-inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was seen around 7:30 a.m. wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans. Officials ask that if you see Holly or anything suspicious contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Complete coverage of Holly Bobo on Crimesider


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