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Holly Bobo case: "Significant developments" to be announced

DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says they plan to announce "new and significant developments" in the Holly Bobo murder case on Tuesday afternoon.

Bobo was a 20-year-old nursing student when she disappeared from her home near Parsons in Decatur County on April 13, 2011. Her body has not been found. The case went cold until 29-year-old Zachary Adams was arrested in late February.

Adams faces kidnapping and first-degree murder charges in the case. He has pleaded not guilty.

CBS affiliate WTVF reports a special meeting of the Decatur County Grand Jury has been called and there could be new charges filed in the case. It is unclear whom the charges would be filed against. The new details will be announced at a press conference with TBI Director Mark Gwyn and District Attorney General Hansel McCadams at 5 p.m. EST at the Decatur County Sheriff's Office.

Earlier this month, authorities added a charge of witness coercion against Adams after he allegedly tried to threaten his brother, who is also incarcerated. He is scheduled to be arraigned on that charge Tuesday.

According to a court affidavit obtained by WTVF, an inmate told TBI investigators that when Adams learned that inmate was going to be transferred to the Obion County Jail, where Adams' brother is being held, he asked the inmate to pass a message along to his brother. The station reported that the message said, in part, "He's the one who started this s*** and if he don't shut his mouth he will be in the hole beside her."

Adams' brother, John Dylan Adams, is serving time on federal firearms charges. He was indicted in September 2013.

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