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Holly Bobo search at three month mark, mother says life gets harder

Holly Bobo search at three month mark, mother says life gets harder
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(CBS/WREG/AP) PARSONS, Tenn. - The investigation into the disappearance of 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo is still a missing persons case, not a homicide, authorities said, three months after the nursing student was apparently abducted from her central Tennessee home.

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Karen Bobo, Holly's mother, says the family has to keep believing and hoping for the best, Nashville station WRKN reports.

"It seems like it gets harder every day, but we are not giving up," Karen Bobo told the station. "We have to keep believing and keep hoping and we do."

Holly Bobo vanished April 13 from her home in Parsons, about 100 miles northeast of Memphis. She was last seen being led into woods outside the home by a man dressed in full hunting camouflage.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Agent John Mehr ruled out the possibility that Bobo is a runaway, reports CBS affiliate WREG.

Tomorrow will mark three months since Bobo was last seen. Family members said they hand out fliers every day and talk to people about the case.

Dana Bobo, Holly's father, said the search for his daughter will keep going no matter how long it takes.

"We will never give up," Dana told WKRN. "We have searched day and night. We will be there looking for her from now on no matter how long it takes."

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

Complete coverage of the Holly Bobo case on Crimesider

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