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Police say Holly Bobo investigation narrowing

Authorities said Bobo was on her way to school. She is a student at the UT Martin campus, according to CBS affiliate WTVF. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Violent Crime Response Team was gathering evidence at the home in the community of Darden in Decatur County. 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. Personal Photo

Holly Bobo
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(CBS/WREG/AP) PARSONS, Tenn. - Tennessee law enforcement officials say that the search for missing nursing student Holly Bobo is narrowing, as they begin the process of identifying persons of interest in the case.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said many possibilities have been ruled out, and that the focus of the investigation and search is still on the area surrounding the small community of Darden, where Bobo lives with her parents and brother.

According to the TBI, searchers found an additional piece of evidence Friday that may pertain to Bobo, but they are not releasing what it is, reports Reuters.

The new clue was found along the road in the northern part of Decatur County, Tenn. 

While police initially believed an abductor dragged Bobo, 20, away as she left for school last Wednesday, investigators now suspect it was a community member in camouflage who led Bobo into the woods near her home.

Authorities have refused to rule out anyone in the community of Parsons, about 100 miles northeast of Memphis, as a potential suspect.

Bobo is 5-feet-3-inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was last seen around 7:30 a.m. April 13 wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans. Officials ask that anyone with information contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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