Police search underwater for clues in Holly Bobo missing case

Police search underwater for clues in Holly Bobo case
Holly Bobo
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(CBS/AP) PARSONS, Tenn. - Police are reportedly searching underwater for missing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, who police say was abducted outside her home.

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A police spokesperson told Fox News that investigators are combing ponds and lakes outside of Parsons, Tenn.

Authorities have refused to rule out anyone in the community of Parsons as a potential suspect.

"We have not eliminated anyone from the investigation," Mark Gwynn, Director of the Tennesee Bureau of Investigation, told CBS's The Early Show. "That's why we ask the community to look among themselves.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies asked residents during a news conference Sunday to take notice of anyone whose whereabouts were unaccounted for Wednesday morning when Bobo, 20, went missing.

While police initially believed the attacker had dragged Bobo away, investigators now suspect it was a familiar community member who led Bobo into the woods.

"It might have been somebody close that kind of knew our routine - when I left, and when she left, and when my daughter left to go to school," said Dana Bobo, the student's father in a press conference.

Investigators have discovered several of Bobo's personal items, including her cell phone, purse and lunch box.

Bobo is 5-feet-3-inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was last seen around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday 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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