Family, friends pray for Holly Bobo, missing student feared abducted

Family, friends hold vigil for Holly Bobo, missing student feared abducted
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(CBS/AP) PARSONS, Tenn. - Family and friends of missing 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo, who was reportedly dragged from her house Tuesday by a man wearing camouflage, held a vigil in her honor Wednesday.

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The vigil was held in Bobo's hometown of Parsons, in western Tennessee. About 75 people showed up to pray for her and her family.

Town members not only prayed for Bobo, but they have searched, and continue to search for her. They have also posted flyers with her photo and taken food to her family, according to Decatur County Mayor Michael Smith. He said the close-knit community of 2,500 people has little crime.

Bobo's pastor, Don Franks, who has known her all her life, said the community's response has been exceptional.

"The whole community is praying for her safety and well-being," Franks said.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says that her 25-year-old brother told investigators he saw a man in camouflage dragging his sister across the carport at her family home and toward a wooded area.

The search area was widened Thursday and covers rugged terrain so thick that at least one search dog had to be carried by its handler on Wednesday afternoon, police said. Authorities also were using a helicopter to scan from the sky.

Bobo is 5-feet-3-inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was seen around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans.

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